- Wednesday, November 16, 2016 02:04 PM
SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Senate took an important step toward modernizing voter registration with the passage of Senate Bill 250. The proposal would make automatic voter registration a reality in the State of Illinois. As co-sponsor of the bill, Senator Michael Noland (D-Elgin) released the following statement.
“This year while visiting Springfield, President Obama called for us to reduce barriers to voting and set an example for the nation by passing automatic voter registration, a much needed step in our state. With this legislation we ensure that every person in the state is able to add their voice to determining the future. Voting will become easier than it ever has in the past and I am proud to be a cosponsor and again add my support.”
It is estimated that under this measure around 2 million eligible voters will be registered and accuracy will be increased by ensuring voter rolls are regularly updated.
The legislation passed with a vote of 38-18-00.