Ohio's voting sticker. SOURCE / www.sos.state.oh.us
HOW IT WORKS
Though nearly a dozen states did not require legislation to authorize online voter registration, Ohio needed it because state law requires a signature on a voter registration form, said Husted.
That’s where the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles enters the process. SB 63 allows the Secretary of State to compare a person’s driver’s license or state-issued identification number maintained by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
State law needed to change to permit that communication, Husted said.
When someone goes online to register — which Husted said a link will be prominent on the Secretary of State’s homepage — they’ll fill out the form and click submit.
The form will be sent from the Secretary of State to the appropriate county board of elections.