SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers are relaxing registration requirements for voters this November.
Legislation passed by the General Assembly last month would allow election-day registration and require expanded early voting throughout the state, with a special focus on college campuses. The amendment was attached to a minimum wage ballot referendum bill.
Along with requiring higher education facilities to conduct early voting drives in “high traffic areas” of campus, the bill also requires colleges and universities to send emails to their students with detailed voter registration process information in general election years. The emails will includes links where students can register online.
And thank you, Sen. Harmon (D-Oak Park) for thinking up this ploy:
State Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, sponsored the amendment from the Senate, and lauded the legislation.
“Anything that makes it easier for people…
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