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New York Now Lets You Register To Vote Online

A man votes at a public school - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2010 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - When it comes to voter registration, New York comes close to the bottom of the list.

“By different accounts, it’s either 47th or 48th. Neither is anything to write home about,” said Jeremy Creelan, Special Counsel to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Creelan said that a new online voter registration program through the Department of Motor Vehicles might turn that number upside down.

“Especially young voters are more and more comfortable with doing things online as opposed to waiting in line at an office,” he said.

Since the program was activated last week, thousands have already taken advantage of it.

“DMV will gather it electronically and it will be transmitted electronically instead of by mail to the local Boards of Elections,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Monica Miller.

If voters have a driver’s licence or a non-driver’s ID, they can log onto¬†my.dmv.ny.gov to register to vote.

Would you be more prone to register to vote if you could do it online? Sound off in the comments section below.