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Governor Pat Quinn signs same-day voter registration bill

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn signs same-day voter registration bill

“It’s very, very important that we uphold those fundamental opportunities for people to participate in our democracy,” he said.

Backers said the measure will improve access for voters and help boost turnout at a time when other states are adding restrictions to voting.

But opponents said making it easier to vote doesn’t guarantee informed voters, and they questioned the motives of those supporting the law. Republicans said the measure — which was fast-tracked through the Legislature on the second-to-last-day of the spring session — was part of an effort to draw votes for Democrats. Quinn and other Democrats have dismissed the claim.

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