Senator McGuire

Nov. 17, 2016

Dear Friends,


On Wednesday, November 16, I joined a bipartisan group of senators to override Governor Rauner's total veto of Senate Bill 250. The legislation would make Illinois the seventh state to automatically register eligible citizens to vote.


Senate Bill 250 provides citizens with the ability to opt out when they go to apply for a state ID or driver's license at any secretary of state's office. Current law requires residents to opt in instead.


This proposal will ensure that every Illinoisan has an opportunity to have a voice in our state's democracy. We need to be proactive in ensuring that everyone has an easy path to be heard.


The legislation now moves to the House for an override vote there.


Pat McGuire
Senator Pat McGuire
43rd District – Illinois



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