Huffpost Chicago

Republican Official Wants Voter ID's Checked

Posted: Updated:

WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- A Republican official in Lake County wants to require some voters to show IDs if voter registration problems are clustered in certain precincts.

Lake County Clerk Willard Helander on Monday said she's asked the state's attorney if that could be done legally. She says it would help ensure a fair election.

Helander last week called for an investigation of nearly 1,000 voter registrations, citing concerns with addresses and signatures on mail-in forms.

A spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says that office hasn't received Helander's request for an investigation.

Helander says she's still planning to send the AG's office her documentation. The Illinois State Board of Elections hasn't returned a call seeking comment.