Senate Endorses Automatic Voter Registration

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois senators have overwhelmingly endorsed an automatic-voter registration plan two years in the making. The measure would automatically register qualified voters when they visit Secretary of State’s offices and a handful of other state agencies unless they decide to opt out. It moves to the House after a 48-0 vote in the Senate on Friday. Seven other states and the District of Columbia already automatically register voters.