ID card for illegals valid for voter registration



Chicago?s new CityKey ID card, designed to provide legal identification to illegal aliens, the homeless and those recently released from prison will qualify as a legal form of ID for the Illinois Board of Elections to accept, said a spokesman for the agency.

But don?t worry about illegal aliens voting, he assured.

State Board of Elections spokesman Matt Dietrich told Illinois News Network the 109 local election authorities in the state have final word on which documents to accept when someone registers to vote, but as far as his agency is concerned Chicago?s CityKey will be acceptable.

The local authorities are the ones who actually handle the registration, the checking of IDs and keeping the documentation. We maintain an electronic database of voter registrations that we get from them.?

Illinois has no state requirement to prove citizenship when registering to vote.

?When you go to register to vote, you do check a box that attests to your citizenship,? Dietrich said. You are signing a legal document that says, Yes, I am a citizen. But no one who registers to vote is required to bring in, for example, a birth certi

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