"Today, we are knocking down longstanding barriers that have prevented many New Yorkers from participating in the democratic process, while creating a more streamlined and more efficient system that will save taxpayers' money," Governor Cuomo said on Thursday.
Soon, so-called "motor voter" applications processed by the DMV will be digitized as well. The move is expected to save the DMV $270,000 per year, and the county boards of elections around $150,000.
And, if other states' track records are any indication, we should see a spike in registered voters for the next election cycle.
Using the internet to make things faster: whatever will the government think of next?