Senator Blount Drafts Bill To Allow Online Voter Registration
MS Sen. David Blount is drawing up a bill to allow online voter registration.
State Sen. David Blount, a Democrat from Jackson, is drawing up a bill for the 2014 Legislature, which begins Tuesday, to allow online voter registration.
Blount tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1cXYbw3 ) that he doesn't believe there will be widespread opposition because mail-in voter registration is allowed now. Also, he said the new law requiring people to show a photo ID to vote should allay any concerns over online registration.
Voter ID will begin with the June 3 congressional primaries in Mississippi. People who don't have acceptable photo identification after Jan. 1 can go to circuit clerk offices throughout the state to have a free photo ID made.
Although there is no statewide online voting registration, some counties, including Harrison, provide registration forms online. But the registration cannot be completed online.