The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles, in cooperation with the Secretary of State, announced Thursday that a statewide electronic voter registration program has been installed at each of the 24 DMV regional office locations. Customers may now electronically register to vote when they visit any DMV regional office for the purpose of issuing or renewing a driver’s license or identification card.
DMV Commissioner Pat Reed said, “I am pleased to partner with Secretary of State Natalie Tennant on a project that will provide convenience for our customers during credential issuance at regional offices, and allow us to meet the National Voter Registration Act requirements.”
Customers that want to take advantage of this new program will simply answer voter registration questions on the signature tablet used during the driver’s licensing/ID card process. DMV locations will continue to offer the paper voter registration applications for customers who do not wish to register electronically.
Data will be securely collected through the electronic process, and provide measurable voter information directly to the Secretary of State’s Office. According to Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, “The new system will strengthen the voter registration records in the state and allow for voter registration applications to be processed in a more expedient manner. It is a privilege to collaborate with the DMV. I am proud of the work of the DMV and Secretary of State’s Office. This project is another example of two state agencies that are being accountable, efficient and cooperating to provide convenient services to the people of West Virginia.”
A continuation of this initiative between the two agencies will be unveiled fall 2015 when online voter registration will be available not only at DMV offices but also on a personal device.
For more information regarding DMV services at regional offices, please contact the DMV Call Center at 1-800-642-9066, or visit www.dmv.wv.gov.