Quinn Signs Bill To Allow Residents Who Moved To Register On Election Day

(CBS) — Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law that makes it easier for many Illinois residents to vote, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

Quinn singled out one provision that allows someone who forgot to re-register after moving to register and vote all on election day.

“In a mobile society where one out of eight people move every year, change of address becomes a very important thing in order to maintain your registration and you want to make it as easy as possible,” said Quinn.

Other provisions include relaxing requirements for a photo ID to vote in the local polling place and allowing universities to serve as polling centers for students with absentee ballots.

Quinn rejected any idea this is a temporary scheme to give Democrats an advantage this November saying it’s temporary just to see how well it works.

More from John Cody

More From CBS Chicago

News Via Email
Podcast Network

Watch & Listen LIVE