- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentuckians will be able to register to vote online beginning with the 2016 presidential election.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced the new voter registration system on Tuesday. It is similar to a system that allows soldiers and others living overseas to register to vote. Grimes said more than 700 people have used the existing system since it went live last year.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says 23 states allow voters to register to vote online while another five plus the District of Columbia have not yet implemented their systems. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the state Board of Elections says it will cost about $45,000 to implement the electronic voter registration system, with the money coming from the federal Help America Vote Fund.

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