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 VI. Tech Thursday

Indiana: Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s office has introduced a new voter registration app to coincide with this week’s National Voter Registration Day. In addition to other services like a polling place locator, the app will allow Hoosiers to register to vote directly from the app. The app is available for Android and Apple devices.

King County, Washington: In honor of this week’s National Voter Registration Day, King County launched an Instagram campaign to encourage voter registration. Voters are encouraged to take a selfie with a sign saying “I’m registered to vote, are you?” and then tag the photo #kceNVRD and @kcelections.

Michigan: Recently we wrote about an app offered by the Democratic Party of Michigan that allowed voters to request an absentee ballot with an electronic signature. The state has asked the party to suspend the program citing concerns that voters may be disenfranchised because state officials do not believe the system is ready for a statewide roll out.

Nevada: The Nevada Secretary of State’s office has launched EASE — the Effective Absentee System for Elections — a system designed to make it easier for military and overseas voters to register and cast their ballots.

Oklahoma: The Oklahoma State Election Board recently launched a new web page to educate voters about absentee voting.