Urgent alert: HB2418 – Changes to IL election law UPDATE!


Rep. Mike Tryon said NO Republican will support this bill.  Here are the House sponsors for HB2418. Please call them NOW. They are taking a tally.
Barbara Flynn Currie (D)
(217) 782-8121
32nd District
André M. Thapedi (D)
(217) 782-1702
Jehan A. Gordon-Booth (D)
(217) 782-3186
Thank you ALL for working so hard. They said the phones are ringing off the hook!  These 3 Representatives were added today. Rep. Pam Roth removed herself as a Co-Sponsor and Rep. Donald Moffitt removed as Chief Co-Sponsor.
 5/30/2013 House Remove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  5/30/2013 House Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Pam Roth



HB2418 – This bill was snuck in under the radar and will be voted on in the IL House today.  Please contact your State Rep. and Committee Members and tell them to vote NO!     http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2418&GAID=12&GA=98&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=74204&SessionID=85

The Illinois General Assembly is poised for final vote on HB 2418 Thursday, May 30, 2013. This bill has some (very few) good points such as the coordination of voter information from all county boards to the Illinois State Board Election Commission. Right now, the state and county voter rolls are not consolidated.

However, the bad outweighs the good.

In this bill, sponsored by Linda Chapa-LaVia, voter fraud and corruption will have a new and more vibrant life than ever in Illinois. In the past, “vote early, vote often” was the mantra for Chicago. With the passage of this bill it will be the “new normal” for all of Illinois.

· Printable voter registration forms will be available on the internet to fill out and send in, with stated forms of identification mandatory for acceptance. What that means is that anyone can fill out a form online, submit with a utility bill or two, scan the address with multiple names, and it will be a very easy way to commit voter fraud and impossible to catch and stop the fraud. No registrars, no oversight, no real proof of identity.

· Ballots will be available on line. No reason required any more.

· In addition to registering on line, you can also update your registration on line as well. So…if you have enough information about a voter, will you be able to tamper with the system, and make sure they are ineligible to vote?

· P. 158 Validating and counting provisional ballots: People will be allowed to vote in the wrong precinct with a provisional ballot, expecting that those ballots will be transferred to the correct precinct and counted. The State Board will get the list of provisional ballots within 7 days instead of 2 as in previous elections. Why? Does the state legislature expect that people are not capable of finding the precinct that has the voter information required? Why should it take 7 days to receive provisional ballots? Who would have them in possession for that length of time after the ballots are delivered, and why???

· p. 89. Local control of boards of election can be superseded by a County Board by vote, thereby taking local control away from the citizens to a bigger and more powerful entity which may or may not be representative of its local citizens.County Boards can also make it more difficult for people to run for office.

· p. 87 – 89  Would duplicate costs of the County Clerk and Election commission by requiring many costly changes including a conservative estimate of at least $250-$400K in additional unfunded mandates to taxpayers. It is unnerving that this bill appears to be targeting one specific county: Lake County. There will be separate administrations for both, election commissioners compensation, education and travel expenses, separate office space, separate staff, IT conversion costs , election results reporting confusion, layers upon layers of more, bloated inefficient, bigger,unnecessary, out of control government bureaucracy.

· My personal favorite: You cannot be arrested while registering to vote….Are you speechless yet?

This is just a sample of the proposed changes to the Illinois election law. I am not a lawyer, but it is obvious for anyone to see that this bill will erode and out right eliminate our right to fair and honest elections. We don’t need political control and manipulation of elections, it’s time to stand up for our rights as citizens and refuse to give up our liberty.

Please contact your state representative. This bill was just brought to my attention tonight. If they pass this bill tomorrow, we must fight to have it struck down, or vetoed by the Governor. Vote fraud undermines the essence of who we are as Americans.We have allowed election fraud to metastasize in Chicago over generations, but cannot allow the entire state to be engulfed now, too.

Contact your State Rep:


Committee Members:

Representative Luis Arroyo (D)  (217) 782-0480 Email: [email protected]

Representative Daniel J. Burke (D)  217) 782-1117 Email: [email protected]
Representative Robert Rita (D)  (217) 558-1000
Representative Edward J. Acevedo (D)  (217) 782-2855
Representative Ed Sullivan, Jr. (R)  (217) 782-3696  Email: [email protected]
Representative Maria Antonia Berrios (D)  (217) 558-1032  Email: [email protected]
Representative Keith Farnham (D)  (217) 782-8020  Email: [email protected]
Representative Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. (D)  (217) 782-5951
Representative Renée Kosel (R)  (217) 782-0424  Email: [email protected]
Representative Joe Sosnowski (R)  (217) 782-0548  Email: [email protected]
Representative Michael W. Tryon (R)  (217) 782-0432  Email: [email protected]
Claire VanHorn,
State Coordinator, True the Vote

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