Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs voter access plan that moves next year’s primary

Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 2:45 PM CDT
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CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois’ primary election will be moved from March to June next year under a plan that expands voter access and was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

The new law makes voting by mail a permanent option, allows jail inmates awaiting trial to cast ballots and makes Election Day in November a state holiday.

Gov. Pritzker says Illinois will stand up “for a strong, secure, and accessible democracy.” The law took effect immediately. 

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