This bill would establish a process for online voter registration for first time voters.
As of July 2023, 41 states allow voters to register online, including our neighbors in Alabama, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Currently, first-time Mississippi voters are required to complete a paper registration form and either mail it in or take it to the circuit clerk's office directly. This outdated sytem is burdensome to both voters and election officials.
Online voter registration would ease the administrative burden on officials, prevent clerical errors, and save taxpayer money. It would also encourage more people to register to vote, potentially leading to higher election turnouts.
We should be making it easier for people to participate in the democratic process. Online voter registration is a common-sense way of making our elections more accessible, fair, and representative for all.