SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today released the following statement regarding the Illinois General Assembly’s passage of House Bill 105, legislation that will increase access to voting in Illinois. The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk for his signature:
“Democracy works best when everyone has the opportunity to participate.
“Instead of turning away eager voters at the ballot box, House Bill 105 will make sure more Illinois residents have a chance to have their voices heard.
“By removing barriers to vote, we can ensure a government of the people and for the people.
“I commend Representative Barbara Flynn Currie and Senator Don Harmon for working to pass this legislation and I look forward to signing it into law.”
House Bill 105 allows voters to register on election day and extends in-person early voting hours. It also removes photo identification requirements for in-person early voting and allows public universities to make a campus location available for election day in-person absentee voting.