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Gov. Pritzker issues statement on SB1863, expanding vote by mail

information provided by the Office of the Governor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 24, 2020) – On Friday, May 22, Gov. Pritzker issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 1863, ensuring all recent voters receive a vote by mail application for the November election:

“The right to vote is the foundational pillar of our democracy–and, now, as our elected leaders are making some of the most consequential decisions of our lifetimes, it’s more important than ever that people have every ability to make their voices heard. I applaud Leader Kelly Burke, Senator Julie Morrison, the Women’s Caucus, and leaders in the General Assembly for working to ensure Illinoisans can continue to exercise their right to vote during these unprecedented times. Sending vote-by-mail applications to residents who have participated in recent elections will allow more people to vote from the safety of their own homes and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. I look forward to signing this legislation when it reaches my desk, and I encourage all eligible voters to exercise their right to vote at every available opportunity.”

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  1. This will only make it easier for vote fraud to occur in a state that has a reputation for doing so.
    Showing an ID when voting is the only way to prevent vote fraud, period.

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