Quinn Signs Same-Day Registration Bill

(AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing Illinois voters to register on Election Day, have more time to cast early ballots and no longer be required to bring photo identification to vote early.

Democrats pushed the plan on the second-to-last day of the spring session with the idea that it'll improve November turnout.

However, Republicans allege it's part of a larger effort to boost Democrats' numbers at the polls. Quinn has dismissed those claims.

The new law only applies to the November 2014 general election.

Bill sponsors say they'll extend it beyond November if things go smoothly.

Ten states currently allow same-day voter registration. 

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