Conyears-Ervin Working to Break Barriers to Voting

July 3, 2017


CHICAGO – In an effort to make voting easier and more accessible for citizens, state Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, passed legislation to automatically register citizens to vote.


“Making voting easy and straightforward for all citizens in Illinois is critically important for ensuring we have strong civic engagement in our state and national politics,” Conyears-Ervin said. “I am proud to be a sponsor of the Automatic Voter Registration Bill, Senate Bill 1933, because it erases one of the biggest barriers for busy, hardworking families in my community.”


Conyears-Ervin’s Senate Bill 1933 automatically registers of age citizens who renew or apply for a state ID, such as a driver’s license, to vote. If signed into law by the governor, Illinois will become the 9th state to pass automatic voter registration.


“All people in Illinois deserve the opportunity to fully express their right to shape our democracy,” Conyears-Ervin said. “This is one more victory on the path to ensuring all Illinoisans have an unimpeded ability to participate in our democracy.”


State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin is the state representative for Illinois’ 10th district. Her office can be reached by phone at 773-417-1020, by email at, or on Facebook at

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