SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers in both houses have endorsed automatic voter registration.
The measure approved 86-30 by the House on May 31 would provide automatic registration for would-be voters visiting certain state agencies, according to the Associated Press:
Each person would have a chance to opt out at some point. Senate approval of House changes sent it to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who expressed support but wants to see legislative language.
“Supporters say it could expand the franchise to 2 million people. Republicans fear a ploy to gin up Democratic voters.
People visiting the Department on Aging or the departments of Human Services, Healthcare and Family Services, Employment Security and the Secretary of State’s office could register.”