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CHARLESTON (AP) -

It will be easier for West Virginians to register to vote and the list of who can vote in West Virginia should be more accurate because of 2 bills recently passed at the behest of Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.

West Virginians will be able to register online to vote if they already have a digital signature on file with a state agency, like the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Another bill makes it easier for county clerks to clear dead people from voting lists. Currently a clerk needs an official obituary, a death certificate or a sworn statement from a family member to remove someone from a voting list. Clerks will now be able to use "other writings" like a newspaper article or a message from the post office.

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