Automatic voter registration has been a topic in Illinois for months, and it’s something that U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is also working on at a national level. Both the Illinois House and Senate unanimously passed legislation for automatic voter registration. That currently sits on the governor’s desk and has signaled that he will sign.
That means voters will be automatically be registered when they visit state agencies throughout Illinois unless they opt out.
The Sangamon County Clerk’s Office says this is beneficial for them as it allows them to be more efficient, accurate, and will help eliminate problems created by same day voter registration.
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