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New York State Implements Online Voter Registration

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, August 16 2012

New Yorkers are now able to apply to register to vote online through the state's Department of Motor Vehicles, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today. Residents with a New York State license or identification card can now register through the MyDMV website, according to a press release, and update their address or party enrollment. Read More

Online Voter Registration Bill Introduced in New York State

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, June 7 2012

Proposed legislation introduced in the New York State Senate would allow for online voter registration in the state, automatic voter registration when New Yorkers interact with government agencies, and permit pre-registration of 16- and 17- year-olds. The Voter Empowerment Act of New York was officially announced earlier today at a press conference with sponsors State Senator Michael Gianaris (D), Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh (D) and the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law, which supports the plan. Read More

Knight Foundation Funds TurboVote Expansion in South Florida

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, February 29 2012

Funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will help TurboVote expand its student voter registration service to South Florida, with Miami Dade College being the first institution in the area to introduce the service to its students in the spring, according to an announcement by the group. Miami Dade College is the largest college in the United States with over 170,000 students. Florida International University and the University of Miami will also be adopting the service, so that the service will eventually have the chance to reach close to 200,000 students in the area. Read More