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Clerks work to comply with voting law before Schock primary


County clerks in the congressional district of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say they're scrambling to comply with a new Illinois voting law ahead of a primary election vote to replace him.

The new state law requires counties to let voters register and vote on election day at polling places. The law takes effect June 1 and the special primary election for Schock's seat is July 7, leaving clerks little time to find money for computer upgrades and to give training about registration.

Some state lawmakers are considering pushing back the launch of same-day registration and voting. Clerks in Sangamon and Logan counties say they're planning to comply by the July 7 primary.

Schock resigned last month amid questions about his spending and is under federal investigation.


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