July 3, 2009

MAJORITY PICK NON-TRADITIONAL REGISTRATION

A MAJORITY of U.S. voters registered by mail, fax, e-mail or through a motor vehicle agency from 2006 through 2008, a U.S. agency reported Wednesday.

The federal Election Assistance Commission issued its report in accordance with the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, the agency said in a release. The report presents information provided by the states on the number of registered voters, the registration process and voter registration list maintenance, and is available at www.eac.gov.

During the two-year time period, a plurality of voters, 30.1 percent, applied for registration at motor vehicle agencies, and 28.8 percent by mail, fax or e-mail, the report said. Still, 14.9 percent applied the old-fashioned way in person at elections offices.

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