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Assembly set to OK online voter registration bill


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Assembly is poised to send a Republican bill that would allow Wisconsin voters to register online to Gov. Scott Walker.

Thirty states plus the District of Columbia currently offer online registration. Under the Wisconsin bill, voters would need a valid driver's license or state ID card. The measure also would create officials who can register people at the polls as well as at nursing homes and during in-person absentee voting.

The measure would eliminate special registration deputies, who help voters register by going door-to-door and at events.

The Senate passed the bill earlier this month. The Assembly was set to take it up during a floor session set to begin Tuesday afternoon. Approval would send the bill on to Walker.

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