Tuesday, November 16, 2004

More inclusive voter registration in Illinois this week -- we might pass a bill

Keep an eye on SB 2133 (the bill status is here), in the second week of veto session. Instead of making it illegal to register to vote for a full month before any election, this bill would replicate Washington State's 14-day grace period where voter registration is permitted for an extra two weeks (until 14-days before the election), if the citizen registers in-person at the office of the election authority and votes absentee.

I've been working on this bill for more than two years, and Representative Robin Kelly's tenacity might get this bill through both chambers in the next three days.

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