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New York Introduces New Online Voter Registration System

Register online by Sunday, or Friday, Aug. 17 at DMV and Board of Election offices, to vote in next month's primary.

Gov. Cuomo unveiled an online voter registration system on Thursday that allows New Yorkers to register from their own computers – and soon from new electronic devices at Department of Motor Vehicles offices, according to the New York Post.

Newly registered voters can even cast ballots in next month’s primaries if they register and enroll in a party online by Sunday. Friday is the in-person deadline at DMV and Board of Elections offices, says the Post.

To register, applicants need a driver’s license or a nondriver’s identification card, and can log in to my.dmv.ny.gov.

GOP political consultant Jack Cookfair told the paper that the new online registration system could help Democrats by mobilizing new voters in New York, a traditionally blue state.

“Any time you go out of your way to make it easier for people to enroll, it has a tendency to hurt Republicans. The bigger question is motivating them [newly registered voters] to actually vote.”

lindita plasari August 17, 2012 at 05:21 PM
What about the people that, don't use computer? Who register them? This proces is going slow.
Dios Thunders August 18, 2012 at 01:46 PM
maybe libary's and the senior citizen center on Dorchester could help also schools in the area...hey if your already registered this isnt going to be a problem for me is it my printer scanner is on the fritz but I do have all id needed can you show it atthe door when you vote?
Meadow Lane August 19, 2012 at 01:03 PM
The Romney-Ryan Plan: 1. Tax poor & working people but not the rich; 2. Encourage wages in the U.S. to fall to third world levels; 3. Pass trade laws that make it easy for companies to send jobs overseas; 4. Pass laws that enable only insurance companies to control who gets health care (including seniors) and who doesn't; 5. Replace public education with out of pocket private schools and home schooling; 6. Refuse to invest in crumbling public infrastructure such as highways, bridges, and sewer systems; 7. Environmental Policy: Pass laws and weaken regulations that enable companies to pollute the environment; 8. Pass laws that enable gas and oil production and prices to be controlled by a few large companies; Make sure that there is no longer any research or work on alternative energy sources; Keep defense spending high to protect non domestic oil production; 9. Repress rights for women and minorities and repress voting participation; 10. Divide the American people on cultural issues (religion, sexual orientation, gun rights, etc); 11. Instill fear in the American public through manufactured crises and created "boogeymen". Then attack political opponents by claiming to be more "patriotic" and the better keeper of "American Values" than they. 12. Make it impossible for literally millions of ELIGIBLE voters to cast their ballots, which is flagrant vote tampering and corruption. Can YOU afford to vote for these guys? I can't. I'm a working mother.
Parksloper August 19, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Clearly delusional.
Scottilla August 20, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Parksloper, which one or ones do you find not to be true?
Parksloper August 20, 2012 at 07:43 PM
All of them. Now she needs to back them up with proof.
Scottilla August 20, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Or you can show us where she is wrong.
Scottilla August 20, 2012 at 08:58 PM
http://www.wnyc.org/articles/its-free-country/2012/aug/03/explainer-will-mitt-romney-cut-taxes-rich-and-raise-them-poor/
Patti August 20, 2012 at 09:20 PM
All of them......now who's delusional. Where are Romney/Ryan details for their plans - oh, that's right they haven't run the numbers yet.
Parksloper August 22, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Nearly HALF of all Americans do not pay income taxes. Obamacare is a tax: A) Individual Mandate Tax B) Medicine Cabinet Tax C) The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Cap D) Medical Itemized Deduction Hurdle E) Health Savings Account (HSA) Withdrawal Tax Hike F) Indoor Tanning Services Tax G) Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans or the “Cadillac” Health Insurance Plan Tax H) There are thirteen other taxes that apply to businesses and that apply to high income (over $250,000 per year) households. I) Employer Mandate Tax J) Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers k) The Surtax on Investment Income for households earning $250,000 and more, beginning in 2013, will raise the Capital Gains Tax from 15% to 23.8% on investment income for these households and will raise Taxes on Dividends from 15% to 43.4% for the same households. Aside from the impact on retired citizens dependent on dividends, this provision will pull income from the private economy. L) In addition, the tax rate on Other Investment Income earned by Subchapter S Corporation (which many small business are organized as, allowing the owners to claim all business income as personal income) will rise from 35% to 43.4%. This part of the provision would place additional pressure on small businesses resulting in more layoffs and less hiring, impacting all American workers Now what about her 11 other incorrect statements
Scottilla August 22, 2012 at 01:44 PM
OK, so you AGREE that Romney and Ryan intend to and should increase taxes on the poor and lower them on the rich. Mewdow Lane is right, according to you.
Sara August 22, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Back to the topic of the article -- I think the push for online registration is a great move. The more people you can get to vote the better...
Dios Thunders September 26, 2012 at 08:39 PM
you PARKSLOPER are a disgusting being Your Clearly delusional. & I noticeyou block people replying to you Shame on you to insult a woman raising a family on her own and her expressing her needs and feelings You clearly are a sick creepy I cant say human, you dont sound like one
Dios Thunders September 26, 2012 at 08:42 PM
TRUE SARA and it should be let known to all letters kids can bringhome to parents from school on the news a sides from Lohans latest screw up Newspapers TVs flyers posted and handed out in the streets Its a good very good idea and I know I can bet who started this ID voting thing some politican with more money than they want you to know thats mostly not even in american banks..just SAYING!
Dios Thunders September 26, 2012 at 08:43 PM
its not OBAMA CARE its HEALTH CARE

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