Clerks are worried about the plan because, even though it is supposed to increase voter participation, clerks worry it could just add extra burdens to their staff.
The plan calls for being open until 7:00 pm the week before the election, as well as for 14 hours the weekend before. It would also extend in-person early voting hours and allow people to register on Election Day. That means extra hours to count absentee votes and more people to man the stations on Election Day.
The proposal passed the House and the Senate and now awaits Governor Quinn's signature. It would only change things for this upcoming November election.
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