Automatic Voter Registration Explained

Jun 17, 2016

This week, NPR is focusing on voting across the country in a series of reports called A Nation Engaged. As part of the project, NPR Illinois took a look at issues affecting voters in our state.

Legislation that would automatically register Illinois residents to vote when they have interactions with the state — like renewing a drivers license — is  on the governor’s desk.

NPR Illinois reporter Jamey Dunn talked with Democratic State Sen. Andy Manar about his proposal.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has not said what he plans to do with the legislation, but he has spoken favorably about the concept.