Same-day registration bill signed into law

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OAK PARK - A plan that will allow Illinois voters to cast ballots on Election Day, have more time to vote early, and not be required to bring photo identification to vote early has been signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn.

Quinn signed the plan on Tuesday, and he says the changes modernize election law.

The new law would only apply to the November election, and sponsors say they want a trial run but do want to expand it beyond.  County election officials say places where people can register on Election Day will be limited to specific locations this election.

Some Republicans have criticized the plan, saying it's an attempt to lure Democratic voters to the polls.  However, Quinn and other top Democrats have dismissed those claims.

Ten other states allow same-day voter registration.

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