UPDATE: Quinn signs same-day registration bill

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a plan that will allow Illinois voters to cast ballots on Election Day, have more time to vote early and not be required to bring photo identification to vote early.

Quinn signed the plan into law on Tuesday. He says the changes modernize election law.

The new law only applies to the November election. Sponsors say they want a trial run but do want to expand it beyond. County election officials say spots to register on Election Day will be limited to specific locations this election.

Some Republicans have criticized the plan, saying it's an attempt to lure Democratic voters to the polls. Quinn and top Democrats have dismissed those claims.
Ten other states allow same-day voter registration.
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The bill is HB105.



OAK PARK (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign legislation allowing Illinois voters to register on Election Day, have more time to cast early ballots and no longer be required to bring photo identification to vote early.

The Chicago Democrat plans to sign the legislation Tuesday in Oak Park.

Democrats pushed the plan on the second-to-last day of the spring session with the idea that it'll improve November turnout. However, Republicans allege it's part of a larger effort to boost Democrats' numbers at the polls. Quinn has dismissed those claims.

The new law only applies to the November 2014 election. Bill sponsors say they'll extend it beyond November if things go smoothly.

Ten states currently allow same-day voter registration.


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