At Husted’s request, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 63, which authorizes the use of online voter registration in Ohio. Husted's office has said other states save between 50 cents and $2.34 per registration, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts.
“Online voter registration is more convenient, more secure, more accurate and less costly than the paper voter registration alone and I am proud that we will finally be able to provide this service to Ohio voters,” Husted said, noting that Ohio could have saved between between $3.7 million and $17.3 million from 2011 to 2016.
Husted said the online system will immediately check a voter’s eligibility prior to accepting the registration. With an automated system, the risk of human error is also significantly reduced, he said.