Iowa Residents Can Register to Vote Online

"I Voted" buttons lay in a bowl on the voting machine as voters case their ballots in the Iowa City Community School District's Revenue Purpose Statement at the Coralville Community Center on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Coralville, Iowa. At the 11am status phone call, the precinct had the most voters with 153. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette-KCRG-TV9)
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - The Iowa Secretary of State's office unveiled a new electronic voter registration system Monday, giving Iowans an easier way to update their registration information.

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says Iowa is a leader in voter accessibility and offering this new service increases that stature. He added the goal is get get all eligible citizens to participate in the electoral process. Pate demonstrated the new electronic registration during a news conference Monday morning.

Some groups are criticizing the system saying it excludes roughly 145,000 eligible voters because those people don't have DOT cards.

Pate says his office wants to fix this problem when more funding is available.

You may access the voter registration system at this link.