FILE – In this March 18, 2014 file photo, voters cast their ballots in the Illinois primary in Hinsdale, Ill. Illinois voters head to the polls next week to cast critical primary ballots for offices from U.S. president to county recorder. Ahead of the contests, a government watchdog group teamed up with a Chicago information technology company to examine voter records and Census data over four elections, an analysis they say hasn’t been as easily accessible to the public before now. Officials with Illinois Campaign for Political Reform hope it willl contribute to more voter participation. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
The Illinois State Board of Elections says about 47-hundred underage teens were almost registered to vote. The Secretary of State’s office forwarded the information of the 16-year-olds to the Board of Elections, where a filter caught the error and shut down the process. Local election officials never received the information, so the process was never completed. Officials believe the error came from teens getting their driver’s licenses and accidentally registering to vote using the automatic system.