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Radio Interview on Voter Info
Then Co-President Betty Hayford, Voter Services Chair Jennifer O'Neil, and Membership VP Kathy Tate-Bradish were interviewed at CRIS Radio, at the Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired in 2015. They spelled out what voters need to know to be able to vote. Program host Ruth Frazier of FAACT (Forum to Achieve Altruism, Compassion, and Tolerance) asked the Evanston League members to elaborate on the mission of the League of Women Voters, and to inform the listeners about necessary voting information. Click here to listen to the interview online.
The Election - What Just Happened?
Click here to see the zoom presentation recorded on November 14. Our speaker, David H. Zarefsky, is a communication scholar with research specialties in rhetorical history and criticism. He is professor emeritus at Northwestern University, past president of the National Communication Association, and the Rhetoric Society of America. Among his publications are six books and over 70 scholarly articles, with interests including the Lincoln Douglas Debates, President Johnson’s War on Poverty and the use of argument in understanding.
Ranked Choice Voting Referendum
Daniel Biss, Mayor of Evanston, and Alisa Kaplan, Executive Director of Reform for Illinois, provide an overview and answer questions about Ranked Choice Voting.
Update: Evanston voters approved the referendum that will bring ranked-choice voting to the city's municipal elections, starting in April 2025.
The vote made Evanston the first municipality in Illinois to adopt the system. 82% of voters approved the measure with 98% of precincts reporting.
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Understanding the Illinois Omnibus Election Reform Law
Illinois lawmakers passed the Omnibus Election bill the spring of 2021,which was signed into law by Governor Pritzker, June 17, 2021. Public Act 102-0015 makes major changes to the state's election code to strengthen cybersecurity measures, cope with delays to 2020 U.S. Census data, and further expand access to the ballot box for Illinoisans across the state. The Illinois Association of County Board Members and the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders presented a webinar to explain the law.
A recording is available here, and slides may be accessed here.
Voting in Evanston
In providing voter registration, the Evanston League is affiliated with the LWV of Illinois and the national League of Women Voters (LWVUS).
For statewide election information, click here to visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
Click here for complete local information from the Evanston City Clerk website.