Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Voter Registration Fight Not Over Despite Veto

The fight over automatic voter registration may not be over, despite a weekend veto by Governor Rauner.

The bill, that was vetoed at the last minute, would have made voter registration automatic in time for the 2018 election. Rauner's decision sparked outrage among Democrats and voting rights advocates.

The coalition of lawmakers and the Cook County Clerk in Chicago vowed that they will not give up trying to ensure people are automatically registered to vote when they apply for a driver's license or other state benefits.

Lawmakers don't return to work in Springfield until Nov. 15th.

Rauner, who has long said he supports expanding voter access, said he was concerned about voter fraud.

Information provided by Central Illinois News Now

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