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Board Of Elections Meets, Considers Ballot Proposals

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:42:31 CDT
By: AP

The Illinois State Board of Elections could take up decisions related to two November ballot measures later today as they meet in Chicago. One group wants to take political mapmaking responsibilities from lawmakers and give it to an independent commission, but is trying to prove it has enough valid signatures. "Yes for Independent Maps" is asking the panel to let it submit about 4,000 signatures for evidence. The group asked local election authorities for the names but didn't receive them before a deadline. Also, preliminary counts show a proposal to limit lawmaker terms has enough signatures, but election authorities must officially rule on a proposed constitutional amendment led by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. That group is called the "Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits."

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