COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohioans could register to vote and request an absentee ballot online under a bill introduced in the state Senate.
The measure from Republican Sen. Frank LaRose also would let Ohio's top election official work with other states to share information in an effort to maintain voter rolls.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) has long pushed for secure, online voter registration. He praised the bill's introduction on Thursday, saying it will improve voter access and save the state money.
Online registration was part of a contentious election bill in 2011 but was later repealed. Some lawmakers had raised questions about whether information exchanged online would be protected.
Currently, voters can update their addresses over the Internet under changes Husted made last year.
Online\Ohio Secretary of State: http://www.MyOhioVote.com
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