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Senate committee approves online voter registration bill

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DES MOINES (AP) -

Legislation that would allow online voter registration is advancing in the Iowa Senate.

The bill received preliminary approval in a Senate subcommittee Wednesday and was set to go to the full State Government Committee for approval.

Under the proposal, the Iowa Secretary of State would oversee an online voter registration system that would be available by 2015.

Sen. Jeff Danielson, a Democrat from Cedar Falls, said he wants to make registration more "customer friendly," while still ensuring that the system is secure.

Those registering would have to supply identifying information and meet voter eligibility standards.

The Secretary of State's Office is supportive of the online registration concept, according to Elections Director Sarah Reisetter. She said the office was willing to work with lawmakers on the details of the bill.

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