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Illinois prepares for online voter registration

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

You can't do it yet, but election boards across Illinois are getting ready to be a part of online voting registration.

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a bill into law that allows Illinois residents to sign up to vote via the internet. Election organizers say there are safeguards in place to prevent voter fraud.

"You won't be able to register to vote unless you have a state ID of some sort, a driver's license or a state ID. So you'll have to provide that number, and you'll have to provide what date it was issued, so you'll basically have to have that ID in front of you in order to register to vote," said Ken Harper with the Rockford Board of Elections.

The state board of elections has until July 1, 2014 to implement online registration.

 

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