Thanks to the hard work of all of our partners in the Just Democracy coalition and our allies in the legislature, the Illinois House of Representatives just passed SB 250 to create automatic voter registration in Illinois!

Thanks to the 86 representatives who voted AYE, we are now on track to having one of the nation’s most efficient, secure and inclusive voter registration systems.

Last week, Chicago Votes went back to Springfield to deliver more than 2500 petition signatures  for #AVRinIL to House leadership.

This is huge. We are one step closer to making #AVRinIL a reality, and we’ve done the unthinkable in the process: built bipartisan support for voting rights in our state.

There’s only one thing left to do–urge Gov. Rauner to sign the bill and make automatic voter registration a reality!

Good job, Illinoisans. We hope you will join us at our upcoming Automate It: An Automatic Voter Registration Celebration and Fundraiser for Chicago Votes on June 17th.

All the best,

Christian Diaz

Executive Director