- Published: Friday, May 20, 2016 09:09 AM
State Sen. Linda Holmes issued the following statement after voting for a measure that would enact automatic voter registration in Illinois.
“Everyone from President Obama down to the citizens who need to stand in line for hours to exercise their rights as American citizens is calling for this,” said Holmes, D-Aurora. “This isn’t complicated: If more people are registered, more people will vote. I urge the House and Governor Rauner to make this the law and strengthen the voice of the people.”
Senate Bill 250 passed the Illinois Senate 42-16. It proceeds to the Illinois House for consideration.