Sunday, June 29, 2014

Illinois Democrats to Change Voting Law Just for November Election: Same Day Voter Registration to Apply Only to November 4, 2014 Election

The Chicago Tribune reports on an unusual situation:
Sweeping Illinois election law changes likely to be in place this fall mean it'll be easier to register, vote while away at college and cast an early ballot.

Democrats say the relaxed rules will allow more people to exercise a basic democratic right, but Republicans are leery the moves are aimed at pumping up the Democratic vote in what has been a decidedly blue state.

The changes are part of a measure lawmakers approved this spring that Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign into law this summer. The biggest one will allow same-day registration for the first time, meaning Illinois voters could register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day.
There's more:
The changes, however, would only apply to the Nov. 4 election. That has some Republicans questioning whether easing the voting rules simply is a way to bolster Democratic prospects this fall.
Change the rules : just for one election! The great moments of the Crook County Democrat party.