Proposes to amend the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Constitution. Provides that no person shall be denied the right to register to vote or to cast a ballot in an election based on race, color, ethnicity, status as a member of a language minority, sex, sexual orientation, or income. Effective upon being declared adopted.
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 52
RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
NINETY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be submitted to the
electors of the State for adoption or rejection at the general
election next occurring at least 6 months after the adoption of
this resolution a proposition to amend Article III of the
Constitution by adding Section 8 as follows:
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS
(ILCON Art. III, Sec. 8 new)
SECTION 8. VOTER DISCRIMINATION
No person shall be denied the right to register to vote or
to cast a ballot in an election based on race, color,
ethnicity, status as a member of a language minority, national
origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or income.
This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
Constitutional Amendment Act.