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Illinois Governor Signs Voter Access Plan That Moves Primary

Illinois' primary election will be moved from March to June next year.

Posted: Jun 21, 2021 7:08 AM

Illinois' primary election will be moved from March to June next year under a plan that expands voter access and was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

The new law makes mail voting a permanent option, allows jail inmates awaiting trial to cast ballots, and makes Election Day in November a state holiday.

Officials stating "with attacks on voting rights on the rise in states across the nation, Illinois is proud to stand up for a strong, secure, and accessible democracy,” Pritzker said in a statement.

The law put into place is effective immediately.

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