Illinois now allowing Election Day registration


CHICAGO (AP) - For the first time, Illinois residents can register to vote and cast ballots on the same day at all polling sites. Election Day registration allows unregistered voters or those who have moved and need to update their information to get registered and vote all at once.

Cook County Clerk David Orr's office is reminding unregistered voters to bring two forms of identification, including one with a current address.

Orr says Election Day registration was a key part of voter reforms that he and others fought for in Illinois.

He adds, "In our highly mobile society, we realize that there are times when people are just not registered when they go to vote."

State lawmakers have also presented a plan that would automatically register people to vote when they get a driver's license or state ID.