Time for Action:
File a Witness Slip in Support of SB2651: 
Strengthening Illinois' Election Infrastructure
May 15, 2018

         FROM:  
Bonnie Cox, President
Hilary Denk, Issues Chair
Jan Dorner, LWVILEF Co-Chair for Voter Service
 
ACTION NEEDED:
Please  file a witness slip in support of SB 2651, an elections omnibus bill that begins the critical work of strengthening Illinois' election infrastructure.  (Note that SB3523 Voting Equipment Modernization, was added to this ominibus bill as amendment 2.)
 
Link for the witness slip:
http://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create/109745?committeeHearingId=16093&LegislationId=109745&LegislationDocumentId=139093 

LWVIL position that supports this request:
State Election Laws:  Registration and voting methods should ensure the integrity of the election system, maximize voters' unencumbered access to the ballot, preserve the secrecy of the ballot and ensure accurate and timely vote tabulation.  

WHY IT MATTERS
The vast majority of Illinois' election equipment was purchased 10-15 years ago after federal funds were appropriated in reaction to the 2000 Presidential Election. SB 2651 is critical for beginning the long process of replacing our aging voting equipment. The bill has already passed the Senate, and we need your support to pass it in the House.
 
How to file a Witness Slip*: * Revised 
League of Women Voters of Illinois
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 634, Chicago, IL  60604
Phone: (312) 939-5935  | Email:  issues@lwvil.org  | website:  www.lwvil.org
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