The opportunity to vote is a right reserved for all American citizens and I am committed to ensuring Ohioans are able to participate in the voting process. Senate Bill 63 allows residents to register to vote online in addition to the current paper option.

Modernizing the voter registration system will be convenient while also enhancing security. By utilizing the online process, an individual diminishes the risk of clerical errors and automatically has their information cross-checked within the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles database. Reducing the number of paper registrations will also create cost savings for Ohio. Reports have concluded each registration preformed online has the ability to save the state between 50 cents and $1.00.

Senate Bill 63 passed the full Ohio House and Senate and was signed by the Governor on June 13, 2016. Ohio will be among thirty-seven other states which utilize the online voter registration option in order to enhance convenience for residents.

The bill’s sponsor, Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley), along with Secretary of State Jon Husted, have worked endlessly to implement online voter registration. I am proud to have voted in favor of this legislation which will prove cost-effective and secure.

For more information about this bill, you can check out the Secretary of State’s website here. Please do not hesitate to contact me by calling (614) 466-0626, emailing Oelslager@OhioSenate.gov, or by writing me at 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

 
 
 
  
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