Olsen hopes Rauner makes automatic voter registration a reality
Rep. David Olsen (R-Downers Grove) is counting of Gov. Bruce Rauner to turn Senate Bill 1933 into law and create automatic voter registration in Illinois.
“Ensuring that every eligible citizen has an opportunity to cast their ballot is crucial to our system of democracy,” Olsen said, according to a press release. “The ability for people to vote is a fundamental right for all Illinois citizens who are of age.”
The bipartisan bill attracted 75 sponsors and was initially filed in the Senate by Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), where it passed in early May. It passed the House before the end of the regular session as well, and has been sent to Rauner.
“Our democracy works best when voter participation in elections is high, and I was proud to sponsor this important legislation that has the potential to help increase voter participation,” Olsen said in the release. “This legislation also includes provisions that protect the sanctity of the voting process and takes important steps to reduce the potential for fraud.”
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