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Term Limit Referendum Advances

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:29:53 CDT
By: AP

A ballot measure calling for lawmaker term limits is a step closer to getting on the November ballot. The Illinois State Board of Elections deems the "Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits" has enough valid signatures. Members gave another group that wants to alter political mapmaking more time to validate signatures. "Yes for Independent Maps" asked the panel to let it submit about 4,000 signatures for evidence. That was after they asked local election authorities for the names but didn't receive them before a deadline.
Some election officials were reluctant to approve more time, saying the group hasn't met deadlines. Both measures are also facing a lawsuit that could determine whether they'll be on the ballot. Ballots aren't certified until August.

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