Quinn signs law to make voting easier

By WEEK Reporter

Quinn signs law to make voting easier

July 1, 2014 Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 1:55 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov.Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday to expand voting opportunities in Illinois.

The new law will allow same-day voter registration and extends in-person early voting hours. It also allows some public universities to serve as absentee voting centers.

These changes will be in effect in the November general election.

"If you're a citizen, we want you to be able to have the opportunity to exercise your citizenship by voting," said Gov. Quinn.

Last year Governor Quinn signed legislation that allowed 17-year-olds the chance to vote in primary elections if they are 18 years-old by the general election date.

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