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Iowa Senate approves online voter registration

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DES MOINES (AP) -

The Senate has approved legislation that would allow more Iowa residents to register online to vote.

The Senate voted 26-20 Thursday along party lines for the bill. It now heads to the House, though it's unclear what kind of support it will get.

The legislation would allow a person to register to vote online through the secretary of state's website if the person has an Iowa driver's license number, a state-issued identification card number or a Social Security number.

A state commission voted earlier this year to allow the formation of such a system, though registering with a Social Security number was not an option. Critics at the time said that would exclude people.

Democratic Sen. Jeff Danielson says this newly-proposed system would be more comprehensive.

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