State Lawmakers Approve Online Voter Registration

It will be easier for West Virginians to register to vote for the next election. And the list of who can vote should be more accurate because of two bills recently passed at the urging of Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. You'll be able to register to vote online if you have a digital signature on file with a state agency, like the Division of Motor Vehicles. Another bill makes it easier for county clerks to clear those who have passed away from voting lists. Currently a clerk needs an official obituary, a death certificate or a sworn statement from a family member to remove someone from a voting list. Clerks will now be able to use "other writings" like a newspaper article or a message from the post office.