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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs voter access plan that moves primary

The new law also makes vote by mail permanent and Election Day a state holiday.

CHICAGO — Mark your calendars, Illinois' primary election will be moved from March to June in 2022 under a plan that expands voter access in the state.

The legislation was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. It also makes voting by mail a permanent option, allows jail inmates awaiting trial to cast ballots and makes Election Day in November a state holiday. 

“With attacks on voting rights on the rise in states across the nation, Illinois is proud to stand up for a strong, secure, and accessible democracy,” the Governor said in a press release.

The law took effect immediately. The 2022 general primary election date is set for June 28, 2022. 


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