Update: Wisconsin Senate signs off on electronic registration bill

MADISON — The Wisconsin Senate has given final approval to a bill allowing Wisconsin voters to register online.

Thirty states plus the District of Columbia already offer online registration. Under the Wisconsin bill, voters would need a valid driver's license or state ID card to register. The bill also would create officials who can register people at the polls as well as at nursing homes and during in-person absentee voting. The proposal would eliminate special registration deputies who help voters register at events and go door-to-door.

The Senate passed the bill in early February. The Assembly added an amendment limiting contributions to a candidate's campaign committee, legislative campaign committees and political parties.

The Senate concurred with the amendment on a voice vote Tuesday, sending it to Gov. Scott Walker for signing.