Online Voter Registration a Possibility in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texans could register to vote online under a bill that has won approval in the Texas House.

The bill, by Democratic Rep. Scott Hochberg of Houston, was approved Thursday night. The bill would allow Texans with a valid driver's license or state-issued ID card to register to vote over the Internet.

Under current rules, most Texans register to vote by mail. Hochberg said the state will save money in postage while encouraging people to sign up to vote. The bill faces a final hurdle before moving to the Senate.