UPDATE: SB 1863, filed late Tuesday, would require local election authorities to send a ballot application — not a ballot — to those who voted in the 2018, 2019 or 2020 elections. This plan will increase costs while reaching fewer eligible voters.
The General Assembly returns to Springfield this week, and the Nov. 3 election is among the few items on its abbreviated agenda. Important decisions will be made within days, with little opportunity for input from citizens.
We need to act immediately to ensure a safe and fair election.
Please contact your state representative and senator and Governor J.B. Pritzker and tell them to support legislation to send every registered voter a postage-paid mail-in ballot.
Sending voters a mail ballot will not preclude them from voting in person if they choose to do so. It simply protects the option to vote safely on Election Day if in-person voting is restricted for public health reasons.
You can read more about how to protect our election here.
Illinois cannot risk a repeat of the disruptions that occurred in the primary election due to COVID-19. Last-minute poll closures led to long lines, big crowds and widespread confusion. These circumstances put voters and poll workers in danger.
Please contact your state representative and senator and tell them to send a postage-paid ballot to all registered voters before the November election.
Contact your representatives now and make sure your voice is heard!
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