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Texas Senate OKs online voter registration

April 23, 2013 at 10 p.m.

AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas Senate has voted to allow voters with driver's licenses and state identification cards to register to voter over the Internet.

The Senate approved the measure on Tuesday, and it now goes to the House for consideration.

The bill by San Antonio Democrat Carlos Uresti would not allow people without state ID cards to use the system. He said the aim is to eliminate the errors created when people fill out voter registration cards by hand. Those have to be transcribed and may not perfectly match state records.

The Texas Secretary of State's office often checks the voter rolls against other state records. Minor differences in spelling or hyphenation can create discrepancies.



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