17.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on In partisan move, Illinois Senate ignores necessary changes by Gov. Rauner to automatic voter registration

In partisan move, Illinois Senate ignores necessary changes by Gov. Rauner to automatic voter registration

The Daily Northwestern reports that the Illinois Senate voted 38-18 to override the veto of Governor Bruce Rauner to the automatic voter registration bill.  Governor Rauner called the legislation as originally drafted “injurious” to the Illinois election system. The veto had included slight changes to the bill to conform to federal law and ensure…

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West Virginia Voter ID Law Approved by House Judiciary Committee

  On Feb. 10, 2016, the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee approved a voter ID bill.  The bill is currently under consideration by the entire House of Delegates.  

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Connecticut SOS Proposes Automatic Voter Registration

The Connecticut Secretary of State is recommending the legislature enact automatic voter registration. The recommended system would “enable people to automatically register as Connecticut voters when they do business with the Department of Motor Vehicles.”

WA and IL – Bills to Enact Automatic Voter Registration Pending

Washington and Illinois currently have automatic voter registration bills under consideration in the House/Senate.  Links to the proposed legislation are below: Washington – (Full document) Illinois – (Full document)