- Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:08 AM
Last week, the Senate approved a measure that promotes voter participation by easing the voter registration process.
Senate Bill 250 would allow for the Secretary of State’s office and similar state agencies to submit eligible voters information to the State Board of Elections when they visit their facilities for services.
This would significantly cut down the time and effort needed to register voters, and eliminate many duplicative steps that exist currently, saving taxpayer dollars.
Assistant Majority Leader Antonio “Tony” Munoz (D-Chicago), co-sponsor of the legislation, said the following:
“Increasing voter participation ensures that communities throughout our state are getting their voices heard. This proposal encourages eligible voters to exercise their right to vote while making our state government more efficient.”