Gov. Pat Quinn does agree with his Republican opponent on one issue â€” letting voters register on Election Day.
Quinn and Bruce Rauner both support allowing same-day registration, and Quinn promises heâ€™ll be acting soon on the bill to put it into place for the November election. Republican lawmakers have claimed itâ€™s a ploy to encourage more Democratic voters to show up to the polls, but Quinn doesnâ€™t buy that argument.
â€śI think thatâ€™s baloney,â€ť Quinn said. â€śI think what we should do in our state and in our country is find every way possible to participate in the process.â€ť
The bill would also allow extra days for in-person early voting. If Quinn signs it, it would apply only to this yearâ€™s election.