John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network

You can now register to vote online in Illinois.

A law passed last year gave the State Board of Elections until July 1 of this year to implement the new system. Executive Director Rupert T. Borgsmiller says online registration is in a soft launch phase to make sure there are no problems, but he hopes this will make it easier for Illinoisans to get out to the polls.

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“What do we do today?” Borgsmiller said. “We do everything online—paying bills, looking up phone numbers, contact, Googling people to find out what’s happening and what’s not happening.”

In order to register here, you’ll need your driver’s license or state-issued ID, your current address, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.