Ohioans now have a new option to register to vote.
Ohio launched its online voter registration at midnight on January 1st, 2017.
Previously, the Secretary of State’s website allowed Ohioans to update their registration online but new registrations had to be submitted in person or by mail. Last June Gov. John Kasich signed Senate Bill 63 into law.
“Online voter registration is more convenient, more secure, more accurate and less costly than the paper voter registration alone and I am proud that we will finally be able to provide this service to Ohio voters,” said Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.
Husted also noted the cost savings that will come with implementing online voter registration, saying the state could have saved as much as $17.3 million between 2011-2016.
Ohio’s online voter registrationform requires registrants to enter a valid Ohio driver’s license number and the last four digits of their Social Security Number. Registrants must also complete a “captcha” system for added verification.