Albany, NY (WIBX) - Governor Andrew Cuomo says nearly 3,500 New Yorkers have used the Department of Motor Vehicle's new online voter registration service. 
Cuomo says that number includes more than a thousand first time voters.

The initiative was announced earlier this month and for the first time ever allows New Yorkers to register on a secure online site.

The move was made because New York is ranked 47th in the nation in voter registration.

Less than 64% of eligible residents registered to vote.