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Maryland's online voter registration system is up and running, allowing first-time voters to register online as well as check the status of their registration via the Maryland State Board of Election website.

Mary Cramer Wagner, director of voter registration for the state Board of Elections, says she thinks the system will be very popular. She says more than 200 people had registered within hours of it going online.

Wagner says online registration makes approval easier, because there's no need to decipher handwriting on paper forms. She says it also prevents fraud because voters' driver's license numbers must match up with their names. Eligible residents must have a valid state driver's license or identification card to use the online system.

Voters can register for all federal, state, county and municipal elections in the state up to 21 days before election day. Qualified applicants will then get a Voter Notification Card in the mail.

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