If you live in Illinois and drive a car, you will soon have no good excuse not to vote in the next election.

How many times have you heard someone say that they didn't get around to registering to vote, so they didn't bother to vote. Soon, that excuse will fall by the wayside if you live and drive in the state of Illinois.

In a rare instance of agreement among Democratic and Republican Illinois legislators, the Illinois house on Sunday voted 115-0 to approve legislation that would automatically register you to vote when you renew your Illinois drivers license. The bill passed unanimously and marks one of the rare occasions that a bill has revived such strong support. The Illinois senate has already approved the measure by a vote of 48-0. The bill heads to Governor Rauner for his signature.

Last year, the governor vetoed a similar measure because no safeguards will built in to guard against potential voter fraud. On Monday afternoon, Governor Rauner announced he will sign this measure.

For those who don't want the be registered to vote, you can opt out.



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