Monday, July 12, 2010

Republican Vice-Chair of Elections Committee is OK with digital signatures for voter registration

While he won’t be introducing any legislation to implement it (this is his last term in office and it’s too late now to introduce any new legislation in Sacramento), Republican Assemblymember and Elections and Redistricting Committee vice-chair Anthony Adams has “no problem with electronic signatures [on voter registration cards] as long as that isn’t the only factor” used to verify the signer’s identity.

In fact, Adams told Etopia News today, he would find it acceptable to use digital signatures as allowed by the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) on these forms. He pointed out that “billions of dollars” of debt is contracted for by students getting loans using only a PIN to sign for them, loans that can’t even be discharged through personal bankruptcy, and said he felt it ought to be possible to allow for voter registration under the provisions of UETA.

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