IV. Legislative Updates
Illinois: According to a report from the Chicago Sun Times, Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) will sign automatic voter registration into law on Monday, Aug. 28.
Massachusetts: Following a legal decision that outlaws Massachusetts’ voter registration deadline, city councilmembers in Boston want to explore instituting same-day voter registration. The court decision is being appealed, but members of the city council want to consider moving ahead with same-day registration while the legal battle continues.
South Dakota: Backers of a ballot measure to allow South Dakota counties to go to all vote-by-mail need to collect nearly 14,000 valid signatures to the secretary of state’s office by November in order to get the measure on the 2018 ballot.