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SB 2090 - Expands Access to Voting in Jails - Illinois Key Vote

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Title: Expands Access to Voting in Jails

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands voting rights in Illinois jails.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the election authority in counties with less than 3 million people to collaborate with county jails to provide an opportunity for eligible voters detained there to vote by mail (Sec. 5).

  • Requires the election authority in counties of 3 million or more people to establish a temporary polling place in the county jail (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that only detainees who have not been convicted of the offense for which they are detained will be eligible to vote (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that each temporary polling place will allow a detainee to vote in the election that they would be entitled to vote in where they reside (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that all requirements of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Sections 203 and 208 of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act apply to this subsection (Sec. 5).

  • Requires that election authorities collaborate with county jails to facilitate voter registration for eligible voters who are detained in, or released from the jail (Sec. 10).

  • Requires that each county make detailed information regarding the voting rights of those with a criminal conviction available in print at each county jail and probation office (Sec. 10-15):

    • In print;

    • On the Department of Corrections website; and 

    • In a visible location on the premises of each Department facility.

  • Requires the Department to provide a person with the written notification of their restored voting rights, as well as a voter registration application, upon release from jail (Sec. 15).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Expands Access to Voting in Jails

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands voting rights in Illinois jails.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the election authority in counties with less than 3 million people to collaborate with county jails to provide an opportunity for eligible voters detained there to vote by mail (Sec. 5).

  • Requires the election authority in counties of 3 million or more people to establish a temporary polling place in the county jail (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that only detainees who have not been convicted of the offense for which they are detained will be eligible to vote (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that each temporary polling place will allow a detainee to vote in the election that they would be entitled to vote in where they reside (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that all requirements of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Sections 203 and 208 of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act apply to this subsection (Sec. 5).

  • Requires that election authorities collaborate with county jails to facilitate voter registration for eligible voters who are detained in, or released from the jail (Sec. 10).

  • Requires that each county make detailed information regarding the voting rights of those with a criminal conviction available in print at each county jail and probation office (Sec. 10-15):

    • In print;

    • On the Department of Corrections website; and 

    • In a visible location on the premises of each Department facility.

  • Requires the Department to provide a person with the written notification of their restored voting rights, as well as a voter registration application, upon release from jail (Sec. 15).

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