ALBANY, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced new legislation that would allow U.S. citizens to register to vote online, modernizing the country's online voter registration system.
Over half of the country is being allowed to register to vote online, her bill will enable eligible voters to register, check their voter status, and update their information from their computers, smartphones or electronic tablets.
The bill also would expand enrollment access in states that currently have online systems by making them open to all eligible voters without requiring a state-issued ID.
"It's time for our voting system to enter the twenty-first century by allowing every eligible voter in this country to register online. This is a simple and effective idea, whose time has come," said Gillibrand.
Gillibrand said that 46.5-percent, or 100 million eligible voters, are without access to online voter registration.