• Local Committee Reports

    Reports of official LWV observers from local governmental body meetings and an overview of H-F Area LWV meetings.

  • Your Voice Does Matter!

    In today's world, it may be difficult not to be cynical towards our political system, but we must continue to work on strengthening it. This requires each of us to play a role.

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    View our quarterly E-Bulletin for News, Events and much, more, more!!!

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform

In recent years, the integrity and security of state election procedures has become a focal point for voters and advocacy groups alike. To ensure transparency, trust, and accountability in Illinois elections processes, the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) and the League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) have partnered to analyze best practices for election administration across the country, and assess how Illinois can ensure that state policies reflect these standards.

The result of our partnership is a set of recommendations tailored to the needs of Illinois’ unique network of election administration. These recommendations include targeted reforms to ensure Illinois has best practices in place and serves as a leader in conducting state and local elections.

Two of the most pressing recommendations from this report are:

  • SB 3523, which requires election authorities to submit information on the age, functionality, and cost of voting equipment to the State Board of Elections every two years. The data will be made available online, and will allow Illinois to keep a much more detailed inventory of the state's voting equipment. This will create the opportunity to assess whether financial resources need to be allocated to replace or upgrade aging equipment.
  • SB 2821, which allows election jurisdictions to create plans and seek public approval for universal vote centers on Election Day. Vote centers are used on Election Day in 13 other states, including California and Colorado, and provide convenience and efficiency for voters and election officials. The vote center model allows voters to cast a ballot anywhere in their jurisdiction, and adds significant resources to weekend voting prior to Election Day.

The entire report is available below. ICPR and LWVIL are proud to offer this resource at a time when discussions on the security and integrity of local elections are reaching a peak. We welcome your feedback on the report and our legislative initiatives as we continue advocating these important reforms. 

 

 

 

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LWV 53rd Convention is headed to Chicago!

Thurs., June 28 – Sun., July 1, 2018 at Hilton Chicago - 720 S. Michigan Ave.

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.