Illinois’ New Election Date and Laws

Written by Edward Ronkowski

Senate Bill 825 will soon be on it’s way to Governor Pritzker’s desk for his signature. It passed in the Illinois House by a vote of 72-46, and in the Illinois Senate by a vote of 41 – 18. If signed into law, it would make the following changes to the Illinois Election Code:

  • Primary Election Day is moved to June 28, 2022; General Election Day will be November 8, 2022 and will be a state holiday.
  • Each election authority may or may not establish curb side voting on Election Days. Democrat strongholds use curb side voting to electioneer the voter to ensure a greater percentage of Democrat votes.
  • People who choose to be on the permanent vote-by-mail list will be presumed to stay with their party’s primary unless they jump through hoops to change it before their ballot is mailed to them. (Vote-by-mail makes illegal proxy voting by Democrat precinct captains near impossible to police.)
  • Members of the Illinois General Assembly can now simultaneously “double dip” and seek and hold local public offices too.
  • Redistricting of local public jurisdictions can now use “any reasonable method” of determining population instead of U.S. Census data making Democrat gerrymandering even easier.
  • If a Township Political Committee caucus, that select candidates for township office, fails to meet any of the numerous requirements of holding such a meeting, they forfeit the right to select any candidates. In Illinois, the judicial review of caucus mistakes seems to be biased against Republicans.

Take ACTION:  Please click HERE to send an email to Governor Pritzker and tell him “NOT TO SIGN SENATE BILL 825.”

You can also contact the Governor’s office by phone:

Springfield (217) 782-6830 or (217) 782-6831

Chicago (312) 814-2121 or (312) 814-2122

This article was originally published by the Will County Republicans.