New Law Makes Voter Registration Easier In Illinois

Jan 10, 2018

A new state law taking effect this month makes it easier for Illinois citizens to register to vote.

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Under the new law, if a person updates their information at a drivers’ license facility, that agency will send the new information to the State Board of Elections. The board will then send the updated information to the appropriate county clerk or election commission, making the person automatically registered to vote at their new address.

Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten says if people moved since the last election, they should be sure their voter registration is up to date.

“There are lots of online tools for you to check your voter registration through the State Board of Elections website,” Gordy said.

Hulten added the law allows people in counties with 100,000 people or more to register to vote on Election Day.