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Lawmakers consider expanding online voter registration effort

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa senators are reviewing legislation that would expand an effort to offer online voter registration in the state.

A Senate subcommittee discussed the proposal Tuesday. Iowa does not currently offer online registration, but the secretary of state is working on a system that will offer the service to anyone with a valid driver's license or state issued identification.

The proposed legislation would also offer online registration to those without those forms of ID. The bill did not immediately receive subcommittee approval, but Democratic Sen. Jeff Danielson says he hopes it will move forward.

Deputy Secretary of State Carol Olson says the office would prefer to get the first system up before starting such an initiative but that the office would work with the Legislature.

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