Several Democratic lawmakers want to make it simpler for more than two million Illinois residents to sign up to vote.
Many people register to vote while renewing their driver's license. Currently, an Illinois resident has to apply, or opt-in, to register.
This proposal would change it, so people would be automatically registered unless they opt out.
Democratic Sen. Jacqueline Collins of Chicago said automatically registering residents may motivate apathetic 18-to-24-year-olds to vote.