Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on Monday signed a bill into law that will allow voters to register and update their registrations online.



Nebraska will join 17 other states that have allowed voters to register online. Supporters say the bill will improve the accuracy of the state's voter registration database. The system is expected to be finished by 2017.


The new online system will link voter registrations to signatures provided to the Department of Motor Vehicles for driver's licenses or state identification cards.


The bill was introduced by Senator Bob Krist of Omaha.