The state senate voted Thursday against a bill that would have allowed people to register online to vote.
A Senate committee had already voted against the bill- which only seemed to strengthen the conviction of Senator Lou D’Allesandro as he argued for using federal funds to establish an online voter registration system.
"Why can’t we register online? We have 10 million dollars in the HAVA account. HAVA – Help America Vote Act!" D'Allesandro emphasized, "This is an opportunity. Let’s seize the day. 'Carpe Diem,' to go back to my Latin."
Voting along party lines, the senate killed the bill.
Opponents argued that it was that it was too costly a project, and that the state did not have the time or internet capacity to establish it on deadline.