IVillage.com tries e-registration
- By Jill Rosen
- Mar 05, 2000
The online women's network iVillage.com has teamed with the Internet election
company Election.com to enable people to register to vote online.
The companies announced last week that users can click on a link from iVillage.com's
Election 2000 page that guides them right to their state's voter registration
form. The site includes information on each state's voting rules as well
as the specific information required by the Federal Election Commission.
"Online voter registration opens up unprecedented opportunities to reinvigorate
participation in the political process," said Joe Mohen, Election.com's
chief executive officer, in a release.
Once people have filled out the online form, Election.com prints the data
onto a federal voter registration form and mails it to the voter to proofread
and sign. Voters should have their forms in hand two weeks after filling
out the online form.
The voter then mails the registration to her state election office, whose
address is printed on a return envelope.
The site also estimates when someone should technically be eligible to vote,
providing they immediately send back their registrations.
In addition to registering to vote, people can also use the iVillage.com
setup to report a name change; report an address change; or to register
with a political party.