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Voting Is Easier This Year

Voting Is Easier This Year

Lawmakers have approved a number of changes to determine when you can vote in the upcoming election.

The measure, which passed both the Illinois House and Senate, would give voters the opportunity to register to vote on Election Day. Grace period registration would also be extended as would the window to vote in-person.

Marissa Liebling of Chicago Lawyers for Civil Rights says allowing people to register to vote on Election Day is big. “In 2012, 18,000 provisional ballots were rejected because people were not properly registered or were missing from the rolls, so to offer same-day registration precinct-wide would make sure this new option is more accessible to the widest number of voters,” said Liebling.

Republicans claim the changes only help Democrats in an election year noting the same-day registration is only for the 2014 election.

The measure awaits action by the governor.

 

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