Groups and lawmakers supporting automatic voter registration sound off after Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed the legislation. Rauner says he's in support of simplifying the registration process but he says the bill needs work and could lead to voter fraud and violate federal law with its current language. Rep. Carol Ammons believes there are other possible motivators for the veto.
The legislation would automatically register Illinoisans to vote when they get a drivers license. Rauner has also expressed concerns about cost. Representative Ammons hopes an override push is considered during the fall veto session.