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2020 Illinois Elections

Illinois Approved A Mostly Vote-By-Mail Election For November. Here's How It Will Work

May 22, 2020
The Illinois Capitol in Springfield has been quiet all spring until the legislature reconvened last week.  April 2020
Ben Orner | Capitol News Illinois

Editor's note: This story was originally published in the Belleville News-Democrat.

Lawmakers on Friday approved a bill that would expand Illinoisans’ ability to avoid the ballot box, and possibly coronavirus,in November.

The major expansion to vote by mail in Illinois law would only affect the Nov. 3 presidential election in an effort to keep voters safe during the coronavirus pandemic.