- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Legislation making permanent a law that allowed same-day voter registration for Illinois’ Nov. 4 election is advancing in the Illinois Legislature.

The bill making permanent a measure passed last spring that allowed same-day voting registration, extended early voting and made it easier to vote on college campuses passed a House committee on Monday.

The original legislation made the changes effective only for the Nov. 4 election.

Democratic House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie is a bill co-sponsor. She says the changes increase participation.

Republicans say they want to see more data to determine how successful the changes were in November.

The bill would become effective in July.

Currie says she also wants to expand the number of same-day registration sites across Illinois.

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Online: www.ilga.gov

The bill is SB0172.


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