SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers are contemplating an enormous omnibus invoice that will push again the date of the 2022 main elections amid different main adjustments to the state’s election code.
It was filed Sunday evening, and the General Assembly may transfer it via committees and ground votes in each chambers on the ultimate day of the legislative session Monday.
An modification to Senate Invoice 825 would additionally strengthen the state’s cybersecurity surrounding elections and make Election Day a vacation amongst different provisions within the 156-page invoice.
Beneath the laws, in 2022, early voting for main elections will begin Might 19 and Election Day will probably be June 28. State primaries are usually held in March, and the supply altering dates is ready to run out at the beginning of 2023.
Common Election Day, November 8, would additionally turn out to be a state vacation in 2022. It will likely be a authorized faculty vacation, and any colleges closing as a result of vacation would “be made obtainable to an election authority as a polling place for 2022 Common Election Day.” The availability would additionally expire at the beginning of 2023.