Maryland Now Offering Online Voter Registration

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File photo of Mitt Romney waving to supporters. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CBSDC) – Voter registration in Maryland is getting ‘techie’ now, giving residents the option to register online using a new web-based system.

The Maryland State Board of Elections began promoting its new online-registration system via Governor O’Malley’s Twitter feed yesterday.

For Maryland residents who are interested in registering online, users enter their personal information and driver’s license or state-issued ID numbers on the website. These serve as a voter’s proof of identification and online signature on the registration website. The license and ID numbers are cross-referenced with the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to ensure validity.

Maryland residents overseas in the U.S. Military may also register online, but must use the last four digits of their Social Security number as proof of identification.

For voters who are wary of registering online but would still like to speed up the process, there is also an option to print out a copy of the registration application from the Maryland State Board of Elections website, then mail it into their local board of elections.

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