While States Restrict Voting, Illinois Would Expand Access

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SPRINGFIELD  — For Illinois, the changes to voting law that legislators made in the final hours of their legislative session this week seemed innocuous. In some cases — voting by mail, allowing jail inmates awaiting trial to cast ballots — are affirmation or expansion of practices already put to the test. But they present an […]

Governor Signs Mail Ballot, Curbside Voting Expansion Into Law

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law Friday a measure that expands vote-by-mail and curbside voting for all future elections. House Bill 1871, now law effective immediately, revises the state election code to allow election authorities to install drop box sites where voters can submit mail ballots without postage before and on Election Day. […]

Vote-By-Mail, Curbside Voting Expansion Passes House

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House passed a bill Thursday that would make permanent some vote-by-mail and curbside voting expansions that the state adopted ahead of the 2020 presidential election due to the COVID-19 pandemic. House Bill 1871, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Katie Stuart, of Edwardsville, passed 70-41, and takes effect immediately. Under the bill, Illinois […]

News Around Illinois – March 17, 2020

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Currently, there are 105 individuals in 15 Illinois counties who have tested positive for COVID-19. Click here for a map of the affected counties and other resources from WILL’s Coronavirus Information Center. Illinois Governor: Election Still On, Despite Virus Concerns SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the primary election in Illinois will proceed despite a […]