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Measure Details

Proposed Addition of Section 8 to Article III of the Illinois Constitution

Illinois Ballot Measure - HJRCA 52

Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Campaign Finance and Elections
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Yes
2,350,114
(70.99%)

No
960,181
(29.01%)

Summary

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.

Measure Text

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:

ARTICLE III
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.

SCHEDULE
This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act.

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