This August, Illinois became the 10th state to enact Automatic Voter Registration into law, potentially increasing access for over one million voters!
But the fight isn't over yet.
Without public pressure, we know too well that AVR could stall and languish due to budget and administrative holdups. AVR has already experienced some delays. Moreover, AVR implementation can only be community-centered if election officials hear directly from a diversity of community members about your priorities and concerns.
On Monday, November 20, please join the Just Democracy Illinois coalition at 9:00am to attend an important public hearing on AVR before the Illinois State Board of Elections.
This meeting will take place in Springfield at 2329 S. MacArthur Blvd., and you can also participate in Chicago at the James Thompson Center at 100 W. Randolph in the Blue Room (room 2-025).
We want to fill the room and show the State Board of Elections how much Illinois voters care about strong, timely, and community-centered implementation of AVR. Please join us!
Submit written comments
You can submit written testimony or comments before 9:00 AM on Monday, November 20. Email your comments to Kyle Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include AVR Comments in the subject line.
Written comments can be short - a few paragraphs to one page is fine - unless you'd prefer to submit something in more detail. Oral testimony at the hearing should be kept under 5 minutes.
If your organization needs additional guidance on writing, speaking, or submitting testimony, please contact our Director of Voting Rights & Civic Empowerment Ami Gandhi at email@example.com.