05042017CM1433WebResizeSPRINGFIELD—This week, Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) voted with his colleagues to pass automatic voter registration.

“We should make it easier to vote, not harder,” Link said. “This legislation will ensure that every Illinois resident who is eligible to vote doesn’t have to go through the sometimes burdensome process to register. This only enhances the voice of the voter during an election.”

Senate Bill 1933 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.

If a person does not wish to register they would be given the option to opt out.

The legislation now moves to the House for further consideration.

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