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.