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SB 1970 - Authorizes Student Absences for Voting - Illinois Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Student Absences for Voting

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes students to be absent from school to go vote.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that beginning 15 days prior to the primary election or on election day, any student who is entitled to vote shall be allowed to be absent from school for a period of 2 hours during the school day in order to vote (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes the schools to specify the hours during which eligible students may be absent (Sec. 5).

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Title: Authorizes Student Absences for Voting

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes students to be absent from school to go vote.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that beginning 15 days prior to the primary election or on election day, any student who is entitled to vote shall be allowed to be absent from school for a period of 2 hours during the school day in order to vote (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes the schools to specify the hours during which eligible students may be absent (Sec. 5).

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