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ACTION ALERT: Tell Legislators to Support Accessible Vote by Mail for the June 28, 2022, Primary Election—Amend SB 829

SB 829 requires the Illinois State Board of Elections (“State Board”) to provide a remote accessible vote by mail system that allows voters with print disabilities to receive, mark and verify their ballots electronically for the November 8, 2022, General Election, and subsequent elections.  It does NOT apply to the June 28, 2022, Primary Election.  Unlike voters without disabilities who wish to vote by mail for the Primary Election, voters with print disabilities who wish to vote by mail will be deprived of the right to vote privately and independently.

The State Board provided a system that allowed voters with disabilities to receive and mark their vote by mail ballots electronically for the November 2020 General Election.  Vote by mail for the June 28, 2022, Primary Election must be at least as accessible for voters with print disabilities as it was in 2020 and SB 829 should be amended to require it.  We cannot go backward to a vote by mail process that is completely inaccessible for voters with print disabilities for the Primary Election.

SB 829 HAS PASSED OUT OF THE SENATE AND IS NOW IN THE HOUSE.  THE LAST DAY OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS APRIL 8TH.

THE TIME FOR ACTION IS NOW!

 

  1. CONTACT REPRESENTATIVE KATIE STUART, THE HOUSE SPONSOR OF SB 829, TO TELL HER WE NEED ACCESSIBLE VOTE BY MAIL FOR THE JUNE 28, 2022, PRIMARY ELECTION AND ASK HER TO AMEND SB 829 TO REQUIRE IT.
                                  Springfield Office: 217-782-8018

                                  Email: repkatiestuart@gmail.com

  1. CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TO LET THEM KNOW WE NEED ACCESSIBLE VOTE BY MAIL FOR THE JUNE 28, 2022, PRIMARY ELECTION AND URGE THEM TO SUPPORT AN AMENDMENT TO SB 829 TO REQUIRE IT. 

Click HERE to look up your State Senator and your State Representative.

NOTE: WHEN YOU CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS BE SURE TO TELL THEM THAT YOU ARE ONE OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS!

Click HERE to read SB 829.

Last updated: March 07, 2022

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