REPORT: Illinois Passes ‘Automatic Voter Registration’ Bill

Monday, the Illinois House passed a bill that would automatically register people to vote.

The bill, 115-0, will be returned to the Senate for “agreements on changes”. The bill says that people will be automatically registered to vote when they visit the Secretary of State’s offices among several other agencies. People are required to meet certain conditions otherwise they cannot opt out.

The Hill reports via AP:

The Illinois House passed a bill Monday that would automatically register people to vote, the Associated Press reports.

The state Democratic representative who sponsored the legislation said it would modernize the state’s voter registration system and increase participation in elections.

A similar bill passed the state legislature last year but was vetoed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who said it didn’t do enough to prevent voter fraud.

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