Several Changes to State Election Law in Works Under New Bill

Several Changes to State Election Law in Works Under New Bill

SPRINGFIELD (IOCI RADIO) – Illinois lawmakers are working on several changes to state election law, including moving the March primary to June.

The change would only be in effect for next year, holding the primary on June 28 instead of March 15, according to State Rep. Maurice West of Rockford.

 

The large elections package also makes General Election Day in November a state and school holiday, lets people register for permanent vote-by-mail status, and expands registration to high schools.

 

Additionally, the legislation lets sheriffs set up temporary polling places for inmates who haven’t been convicted.

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