Tuesday, November 29, 2016 the Illinois House did not have enough votes to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s November 16 veto of an automatic voter registration bill that would have automatically registered voters. The override vote failed 67-47, four votes short of the needed votes. The proposed bill would have automatically registered people to vote, or their voter registration information would be updated when they received […]
The League of Women Voters U.S. together with LWVs of Alabama, Georgia, and Kansas, has filed suit in federal court against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Executive Director Brian D. Newby, who has permitted three states to require documentary proof of citizenship on the federal voter registration form. On February 24, 2017 the district court remanded the decision to the Election Assistance Commission. Judge Leon instructed the Commission […]
“Illinois Campaign Contributions: Is the Sky the Limit?” is the title of ICPR’s upcoming open discussion with experts on 2016 campaign spending in Illinois as it compares with other states. Panel members include LWVIL’s Executive Director, Mary Schaafsma. The event will be held on Tuesday January 24th from noon to 2pm. Click HERE for more information.