Lawmakers are set to consider making permanent a law that allowed same-day voter registration for Illinois’ Nov. 4 election. Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Don Harmon is scheduled to be presented in a House committee in Springfield on Monday afternoon. It would make permanent a measure passed last spring that allowed same-day voting registration, extended early voting and made it easier to vote on college campuses.
The original legislation made the changes effective only for the Nov. 4 election. Harmon says same-day registration was a successful experiment that’s worth continuing.