LightfordAVR veto 111516SPRINGFIELD - Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) joined colleagues today as the Senate successfully overrode the governor’s veto of legislation that would create a process for eligible voters to be automatically registered.

Senate Bill 250 would allow for the Secretary of State’s office and other state agencies to submit eligible voters’ information to the State Board of Elections when they visit their facilities for services.

Lightford released the following statement:

“This measure continues our legacy of promoting participation in our democracy. Marginalized populations throughout history fought for the right to vote. We owe it to them and ourselves to continue moving our state forward.”

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