Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Federal Judge Blocks Illinois' Election Day Voter Registration Law
A federal judge is blocking Illinois' Election Day voter registration law six weeks before the presidential election. The ruling handed down yesterday declared the policy unconstitutional because it created different rules for cities and rural areas in the state. The law had required counties with populations of 100-thousand or more to offer Election Day registration at all polling places. Officials say people can still register and vote on November 8th but only at a limited number of sites including the county clerk's office.