SPRINGFIELD – A plan to expand mail-in voting because of the COVID-19 pandemic is close to approval by the governor after the Senate OK’d it Friday.
The Senate approved Democratic Lake Forest Sen. Julie Morrison’s legislation 37-19. The legislation would make it easier for voters to cast ballots and limit the number who have to go to physical locations and be exposed to the coronavirus.
Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker has supported the legislation. Applications to vote by mail would be sent to anyone who mailed in ballots in recent elections, even sent follow-up reminders in September and October if they don’t immediately respond.