Illinois governor signs automatic voter registration law

Illinois governor signs automatic voter registration law (File Photo)

Illinois will now allow people to automatically register to vote.

Governor Rauner signed the legislation Monday morning.

Under the law, eligible individuals will be automatically registered when they visit the Secretary of State's offices for Drivers' License Services and other state agencies.

They will have the choice to opt out.

Supporters say it'll modernize the system and improve turnout.

Opponents had raised concerns about the potential registering of ineligible people.

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