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.There's more:
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.
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.