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Voting & Elections 05.30.2017

Automatic Voter Registration Nears Victory in Illinois

Illinois appears set to join the list of states that are making voting easier by automatically registering eligible citizens when they do business with state agencies.

Voting & Elections 11.6.2015

Early Voting Challenge in the News

Ongoing round-up of coverage for the Early Voting Challenge in the media

Voting & Elections 12.5.2014

A Big Win In the Midwest

The Illinois legislature passed Election Day Registration, expanded early voting and other electoral reforms

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