Obama's NC registration effort has new technology

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama plans to speak Wednesday at two North Carolina college campuses to get students fired up about her husband's re-election bid and to urge them to register their friends to vote.

The Obama campaign is taking voter registration to a new level of technological savvy. Potential registrants in North Carolina and 10 other states can go to the campaign's web site and sign their names to a registration form remotely using their smartphone or tablet.

The "wet signature" technology is another method by which political organizations are complementing traditional voter registration drives in North Carolina, particularly for young people.

The Republican Party also says it has a robust voter registration effort in North Carolina. People can go to the GOP's Facebook page to get help with registering.

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