Congressman Rodney Davis held a Congressional listening session on the state’s problem with the Automatic Voter Registration Program today (Monday). The Republican Congressman has been vocal about the problems with AVR. Two new state agencies that are part of AVR have yet to begin to register people to vote. Davis says hearing that the Illinois Department of Employment Security and Department of Professional Regulation are lagging the new state law is major disappointment.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has been slow in the rollout of the program, referring a few hundred people to the Department of Elections for registrations. A problem is that IDNR doesn’t have the capability to electronically capture a signature during voter registration.