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Automatic Voter Registration Back at Statehouse

Automatic voter registration is back at the statehouse for another vote.

State Sen. Andy Manar said he's worked to include some of Gov. Bruce Rauner's concerns from his veto message into the new bill.

In a bipartisan effort, Republican Rep. Mike Fortner says he's working on a similar bill in the house.

Manar and Fortner say they hope to work out a few technical differences before taking the vote.

The bill does come with initial costs, but supporters say it would eventually save money by streamlining services in the long run.

Seven other states have implemented automatic voter registration.

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