Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinois residents have the option to register to vote online. Quinn says the state's election process must move into the 21st century. Supporters tout the proposal as a way to simplify registration and attract the Millennial Generation that has traditionally been absent from the election process.
Today is the deadline for Kentuckians and Illinoisans who need to register to vote in November’s presidential election. Mail-in registrations in Kentucky must be postmarked by today to be accepted. Voters who’ve moved since the last election should update their registration today as well. Those who have moved to a different county who don’t update their registration won’t be permitted to vote. To register in Illinois, voters must have lived in their precinct for at least 30 days before the election.
Today is the last day Tennesseans can register to vote. Despite the Columbus Day holiday, election offices will be open today in all but two of the state’s counties. Residents in Lewis and Hickman counties can bring their forms to a neighboring county. Early voting begins Oct. 17th. Voters are required to have a government-issued photo ID to cast ballots under a new state law.