This information was adapted from the Champaign County Clerk's webpage.
A Deputy Registrar registers voters and verifies their identity at the time of registration. Because the person provides proper identification (ID, proof of current address), the person will NOT be required to show ID when they vote the first time or request a mail ballot. This process allows individuals to vote in a more efficient manner and minimizes identity concerns for election judges.
Deputy Registrar certification is for two years. Those who are current Deputy Registrars may need to recertify.
For complete information on requirements and access to online training and materials, see https://champaigncountyclerkil.gov/elections/become-deputy-registrar
This text was adapted from a January 21, 2022 member bulletin from Allyson E. Haut, Ph.D. President, League of Women Voters of Illinois.
Just a reminder that in June 2021, many changes were made to election law to make Illinois elections more fair and accessible, protecting the freedom to vote for all Illinois voters.
House Bill 1871
A recent report by WCIA’s Capitol Bureau Chief, Mark Maxwell, covers a new website reputed to spread misinformation and funded by an Illinois GOP megadonor. You can see the 5:19 minute video on their YouTube site or view it below (embedded with permission). The story featured comments by Karen Fresco, LWVCC's chair of the Misinformation Task Force
From the WCIA News site:
ILGOP megadonor Ken Griffin's hedge fund holds investments in Rumble, website known for spreading misinformation. Rumble, an upstart website with a reputation for spreading misinformation about vaccines and the 2020 election, has financial ties to the wealthiest political megadonor in Illinois, according to publicly available financial documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
News-Gazette Election 2022: Candidate petitions usher in new election season (includes LWVCC comments)
LWVCC participated in a story by Ethan Simmons of the News-Gazette on the upcoming primary and general election. The full article is on the News-Gazette online site and includes comments from LWVCC Voter Ready co-chairs Karen Fresco and Ann Prisland.
Some key points from the article:
Democracy, Disinformation and Distrust: Building Citizen Capacity to Impact Mis-/Dis-information. January 19, 12-1:30 CT. Sponsored by the LWV/National Conference on Citizenship Network.
This will be a 90-minute ‘don’t miss’ event. Click here to register for this event. Featuring special guests from the National Conference on Citizenship: Matt Leighninger, Head of Democracy Innovation; and, Cameron Hickey, Project Director, Algorithmic Transparency Institute. Matt is a respected global leader in democratic innovation and his collaboration with League is long-standing. Cameron has an impressive body of Emmy award-winning work in science and technology (specifically mis- and dis-information) for the PBS NewsHour and NOVA.
The national League of Women Voters has joined the coalition led by When We All Vote to support Congressional passage of voting rights legislation, educate voters on how to vote safely in their state, and register and turn out voters for the 2022 midterm elections. Click on https://whenweallvote.org/fight-for-our-vote/ to read the letter announcing the campaign.
Election Judge Applications Now Being Accepted
The County Clerk encourages anyone interested in serving as an election judge in support of the Midterm Primary Election June 28, 2022 to apply now at Election Judge Application.
The Clerk's office will be in touch soon with information on training, early voting schedules, and election day sign up.
Election Judge requirements include these:
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