Online voter registration begins in Kentucky

03/14/2016 07:44 PM

FRANKFORT – In an effort to make registering to vote more convenient for Kentuckians an online portal was introduced on Monday.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes launched Kentucky’s online voter registration at Govotekentucky.com where voters will be able to register and update their party affiliation.

The move makes Kentucky the 30th state in the nation to have online voter registration.

Previously, the only way Kentuckians could register to vote or update party affiliation was to go to the courthouse or DMV.

Grimes said at the official launching on Monday in the Capitol Rotunda that the goal was to make it easy for anyone of any age to go to the portal to register.

“You simply need to enter your name, your date of birth, your social security number and as required by law, either digitally sign your application or update using your driver’s license,” Grimes said.

Grimes said the online portal is something many Kentucky citizens have been asking for.

“You pay your taxes online, you pay your bills online, they want to be able to register or update their registration online, and starting today, they will be able to do so,” Grimes said.

Grimes said no outsourcing was used in launching the website and all work was done by employees within her office.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@charter.com.

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