SBOE Announces Five Public Hearings on Automatic Voter Registration

With Illinois’ Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) law set to take effect this summer, the Illinois State Board of Elections (SBOE) sent out a press release announcing five public hearings to be held around the state over the next month. These meetings will be important opportunities for community members to learn about the new law, get their questions answered, and advocate for strong, timely, and community-centered implementation of AVR.

During the last public hearing on AVR in November 2017, Chicago Lawyers' Committee joined our Just Democracy Illinois coalition partners in giving testimony about implementation of the important law.

Scheduled Meetings

April 3, 2018
KROC Corps Community Center
405 Vermont St., The Meadows B
Quincy, IL 62301

April 9, 2018
Doubletree Hilton Collinsville/ St. Louis
1000 E. Port Plaza Dr., Madison Grand Ballroom A
Collinsville, IL 62234

April 12, 2018
Rockford Public Library – Montague Branch
1238 S. Winnebago St., Connie Lane Room
Rockford, IL 61102

April 16, 2018
Mt. Prospect Public Library
10 S. Emerson St., Meeting Room A
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

April 26, 2018
Eastern Illinois University
MLK Jr. University Union
1644 7thSt., Arcola/Tuscola Room – 3 rd Floor
Charleston, IL 61920

The hearings are open to the public and media. No advance registration is necessary. Please contact SBOE Public Information Officer Matt Dietrich at (217) 558-1955 or with questions.

Those who wish to comment but can’t attend a hearing can send questions and comments to SBOE election specialist and AVR coordinator Dustin Schultz at