- Published: Thursday, November 17, 2016 08:37 AM
SPRINGFIELD—This week, Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) voted with his colleagues to override the governor’s veto and pass automatic voter registration.
Senate Bill 250 would automatically register a qualified voter who presents all the information necessary to register to a government agency. This would most commonly occur at the secretary of state’s office who would then forward the information to the State Board of Elections for verification.
“We need to be opening doors and making it easier for our citizens to participate in their democracy,” Link said. “This is about ensuring that those who should have a voice get their right to be heard at the ballot box.”
The legislation now moves to the House for an override vote.