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.