1. IL Voter Registration Deadlines vary, 28 to 16 days before Nov 3, 2020.

  2. Stage 3 -- No excuse required to vote by mail
  3. Online registration available

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Voter Issues


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• Illinois: A federal judge has rejected a Republican lawsuit seeking to block the state's expansion of mail voting for the November general election.



• Illinois: Illinois Republicans have filed a lawsuit challenging a law passed earlier this year by the state's Democratic-run legislature requiring that absentee ballot applications be sent to most voters for the November general election, alleging that the measure will lead to fraud. Under the law, voters were to receive applications by Aug. 1, which the state Board of Elections says happened as planned.

MARCH 2020

• Illinois: Voting rights advocates have filed a federal lawsuit accusing Democratic Secretary of State Jesse White and the bipartisan state Board of Elections of failing to properly implement automatic voter registration after it was passed with bipartisan support in 2017. The plaintiffs argue that White and the board have refused to work with voting advocates to improve the system; that it inadequately accommodates non-English speakers; that it doesn't automatically update registrations when previously registered voters move; and that it isn't incorporating recently naturalized citizens.

White's office had faced criticism earlier this year after revealing that 545 people who indicated they weren't citizens had been registered to vote, which White blamed on a programming error that supposedly was fixed. Officials removed these individuals after they were discovered, though a handful cast votes.



llinois: Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a new law requiring that high school students who are of voting age be given two hours off from school to be able to vote in any election, including primaries and special elections. This provision is similar to another state law that mandates that employers must give employees two hours time off to vote, a practice that a number of other states have also adopted.