Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Thursday, January 17, 2008

"County voter registration now available on-line"

As if Washington didn't have enough problems already with voter fraud....From today's Whitman County Gazette:
Whitman County residents can now register to vote online. The state last week joined Arizona as the only two states in the country to allow voters to register on the internet.

Identities of voters will be verified through signatures kept in the Department of Motor Vehicles database. Eligibility will be double-checked by the county elections department before a voter will be placed on the voter rolls.

County Elections Supervisor Debbie Hooper worried that a flood of last minute registrations, and how to determine the number of ballots to order.

“We still have some questions,” said Hooper.

Providing false information on voter registration forms, electronic or paper, is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Citizens have until Jan. 19 to register online for the Feb. 19 presidential preference primary.


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