Nearly 200,000 New Yorkers have registered to vote using the state Department of Motor Vehicle's online system.

53,000 of those registering are first time voters.

The service is the first and only online voter registration process in New York State.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the online services are bringing the voter registration process into the 21st century and knocking down the barriers that have prevented many from participating in the democratic process.

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November general elections is October 9th.

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