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THERE’S A RENEWED EFFORT IN THE ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE TO PASS AN AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION BILL. 
 
LAWMAKERS PASSED AN AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION BILL LAST YEAR…BUT GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER VETOED IT, SAYING IT LACKED SAFEGUARDS. SENATOR ANDY MANAR OF BUNKER HILL SAYS THIS LATEST VERSION SHOULD PASS MUSTER.
 
 
REPRESENTATIVE MIKE FORNTER OF WEST CHICAGO SAYS THIS WOULD BOOST VOTER PARTICIPATION, AND REDUCE LONG LINES ON ELECTION DAY FOR SAME DAY REGISTRATION.
 
 
MANAR’S BILL LETS VISITORS TO CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES OPT OUT OF BEING AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED AND DELAYS IMPLEMENTATION TO JULY OF 2018.
 
SIMILAR LEGISLATION IS PENDING IN THE SENATE AND BOTH BILL SPONSORS PLEDGE TO WORK TOGETHER TO GET AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION APPROVED.
 
SEVEN OTHER STATES HAVE AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION LAWS.

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