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Quinn to sign same-day registration bill

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 8:04 a.m. CST

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign legislation allowing Illinois voters to register on Election Day, have more time to cast early ballots and no longer be required to bring photo identification to vote early.

The Chicago Democrat plans to sign the legislation Tuesday in Oak Park.

Democrats pushed the plan on the second-to-last day of the spring session with the idea that it'll improve November turnout. However, Republicans allege it's part of a larger effort to boost Democrats' numbers at the polls. Quinn has dismissed those claims.

The new law only applies to the November 2014 election. Bill sponsors say they'll extend it beyond November if things go smoothly.

Ten states currently allow same-day voter registration.

The bill is HB105.

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