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Voting & Elections 03.29.2023

Chicagoans Are Called Upon to Volunteer as Poll Monitors to Prevent Voting-Related Issues on Election Day

CHICAGO — Common Cause Illinois urges Chicagoans to volunteer in their Election Protection program as a non-partisan Poll Monitor for the April 4 runoff elections.

Voting & Elections 02.17.2023

With Chicago Elections Around the Corner, Common Cause Illinois Encourages Citizens to Volunteer in Election Protection Program

CHICAGO, IL — Common Cause Illinois urges Chicagoans to volunteer in their Election Protection program by assisting in poll monitoring for the Feb. 28 election.

Voting & Elections 11.7.2022

2022 Midterm Election is TOMORROW

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois voters have until Tuesday, Nov. 8 to make their voices heard in the 2022 midterm election. Voters can cast a ballot in-person or by mail. 

Voting & Elections 11.1.2022

Illinoisans Can Call 866-OUR-VOTE Hotline for Any Issues Exercising the Right to Vote

CHICAGO — Common Cause Illinois reminds Illinoisans to use the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE, if they have any questions or encounter any challenges with casting a ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Voters can call or text the hotline to connect with volunteers standing by to help.

Voting & Elections 10.11.2022

Illinoisans Approach Upcoming Deadlines for Voter Registration

SPRINGFIELD — New voters have until today, Oct. 11, to postmark their mail-in application to register to vote in the Nov. 8 midterm election. Should Illinois voters submit their application online, they have until Sunday, Oct. 23 at midnight. Additionally, Illinoisans should double-check their voter registration in order to update or correct any appropriate information, said Jay Young, Common Cause Illinois’ executive director.

Voting & Elections 06.30.2022

Common Cause Illinois Issues Statement After June 28 Primaries

Common Cause Illinois is a non-partisan, pro-democracy organization. The choice that candidates such as Miller and Bailey offer is not a choice between different views on policy, but rather a choice between democracy and authoritarian rule; a choice between certifiable elections or the ability of ideologue to overturn the will of the people.

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