More than one million new voters may be registered soon in Illinois as the state’s legislature, led by Democrats, and its Republican Governor enacted automatic voter registration. Eligible but unregistered citizens will now be automatically registered when they do business at the Department of Motor Vehicles or other state agencies. Illinois is the 10th state to adopt this reform, which was informed by the Brennan Center for Justice, a MacArthur grantee.
Strengthening American Democracy
Conducting a time-limited exploration of ways to strengthen democracy in the U.S., given our perception that the political system has failed to adequately address major issues confronting the nation – from climate change to health care, from our fiscal future to the criminal justice system, from immigration to education.