Illinois House members are pushing hard for changes before the March 17th primary election. Late last year, the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office notified the State Board of Elections that a “programming error” led to over 500 non-citizens being registered to vote over a 17-month period. The letter wasn’t available to the public until this week. Illinois Representative Avery Bourne wants to stop the program completely until the problem is fixed.
According to the State Board of Elections during that 17 month period, 19 ballots were cast by individuals registered in errors. Bourne says this is about the integrity of our elections.
US Congressman Rodney Davis wrote a letter to the Illinois Secretary of State which you can read here.