IVillage.com tries e-registration

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.

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