Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Key Votes

SB 2090 - Expands Access to Voting in Jails - Illinois Key Vote

Dave Severin voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Dave Severin made in this general time period.

Timeline

Issues Related to SB 2090

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Expands Access to Voting in Jails

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (69-45) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Expands Access to Voting in Jails

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands voting rights in Illinois jails.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the election authority in counties with less than 3 million people to collaborate with county jails to provide an opportunity for eligible voters detained there to vote by mail (Sec. 5).

  • Requires the election authority in counties of 3 million or more people to establish a temporary polling place in the county jail (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that only detainees who have not been convicted of the offense for which they are detained will be eligible to vote (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that each temporary polling place will allow a detainee to vote in the election that they would be entitled to vote in where they reside (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that all requirements of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Sections 203 and 208 of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act apply to this subsection (Sec. 5).

  • Requires that election authorities collaborate with county jails to facilitate voter registration for eligible voters who are detained in, or released from the jail (Sec. 10).

  • Requires that each county make detailed information regarding the voting rights of those with a criminal conviction available in print at each county jail and probation office (Sec. 10-15):

    • In print;

    • On the Department of Corrections website; and 

    • In a visible location on the premises of each Department facility.

  • Requires the Department to provide a person with the written notification of their restored voting rights, as well as a voter registration application, upon release from jail (Sec. 15).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (37-17) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Expands Access to Voting in Jails

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands voting rights in Illinois jails.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the election authority in counties with less than 3 million people to collaborate with county jails to provide an opportunity for eligible voters detained there to vote by mail (Sec. 5).

  • Requires the election authority in counties of 3 million or more people to establish a temporary polling place in the county jail (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that only detainees who have not been convicted of the offense for which they are detained will be eligible to vote (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that each temporary polling place will allow a detainee to vote in the election that they would be entitled to vote in where they reside (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that all requirements of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Sections 203 and 208 of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act apply to this subsection (Sec. 5).

  • Requires that election authorities collaborate with county jails to facilitate voter registration for eligible voters who are detained in, or released from the jail (Sec. 10).

  • Requires that each county make detailed information regarding the voting rights of those with a criminal conviction available in print at each county jail and probation office (Sec. 10-15):

    • In print;

    • On the Department of Corrections website; and 

    • In a visible location on the premises of each Department facility.

  • Requires the Department to provide a person with the written notification of their restored voting rights, as well as a voter registration application, upon release from jail (Sec. 15).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Expands Access to Voting in Jails

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Thank You!

You are about to be redirected to a secure checkout page.

Please note:

The total order amount will read $0.01. This is a card processor fee. Please know that a recurring donation of the amount and frequency that you selected will be processed and initiated tomorrow. You may see a one-time charge of $0.01 on your statement.

Continue to secure page »

Back to top