Quinn Signs Same-Day Registration Bill

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By Associated Press

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a plan that will allow Illinois voters to cast ballots on Election Day, have more time to vote early and not be required to bring photo identification to vote early. 

Quinn signed the plan into law on Tuesday. He says the changes modernize election law.

The new law only applies to the November election. Sponsors say they want a trial run but do want to expand it beyond. County election officials say spots to register on Election Day will be limited to specific locations this election.

Some Republicans have criticized the plan, saying it's an attempt to lure Democratic voters to the polls. Quinn and top Democrats have dismissed those claims.

Ten other states allow same-day voter registration.

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The bill is HB105.

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