A bill that would automatically register Illinoisans to vote when they visit a Secretary of State’s Office passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on Monday. Senate Bill 1933 would allow qualified residents to be registered to vote when they visit driver’s services offices and other state agencies. Residents would have the option to opt out of the registration. Earlier this month, the bill passed without opposition within the Senate.
The bill’s House chief co-sponsor, Mike Fortner, R-West Chicago, added a final amendment to the bill which would make registering to vote a smoother process and keep resident’s registration up to date if they move.
Additionally it would allow for more privacy for voters who were in the system but chose not to participate.
“This bill also addresses a number of privacy concerns both in transmission of data between different agencies as well as making sure that for those agencies that have requirements to manage data in a more private fashion,” Fortner said.
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