From The Desk Down State
January 29, 2020
A major issue with the state’s Automatic Voter Registration program made headlines during the week raising questions about the integrity of Illinois’ Elections.
According to media reports, more than 500 people who are not citizens and are not legally eligible to vote in elections were registered to vote through the state’s Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) system. The AVR system was signed into law in 2017.
The AVR system automatically registers voters when they apply for a driver’s license or state ID card, unless the individual opts out of the process. Between July 2, 2018 and...