- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermonters can now register to vote online.

Vermont Public Radio reports (https://bit.ly/1GFxgzR ) the new registration system debuted on the secretary of state’s website Monday morning.

Secretary of State Jim Condos says the system will improve access to democracy and make elections less susceptible to fraud. He says the state can run an audit of their checklist to see if anyone appears in multiple locations.

Condos says the new system will particularly benefit military personnel stationed overseas, since they can fill out a paper remotely. The new system provides voters with a customized account where they can request absentee ballots, see sample ballots in their precinct, and retrieve information on upcoming elections.

Condos says the system will cost $2.7 million over 10 years. A formal launch event is expected next week.

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Information from: WVPS-FM, https://www.vpr.net

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