IL SB2267 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Introduced on October 28 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-25 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
Pending: Senate Election Law Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Election Code. Provides that members of the General Assembly and the offices Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer shall be elected by ranked-choice voting. Provides for ranked-choice ballots to be produced. Provides that voters may rank their choice for candidates for those offices and provides for interpretations of certain ballot marks. Provides that tallying ranked-choice votes proceeds in rounds. Provides that in each round, the number of votes for each continuing candidate must be counted, that each continuing ballot counts as one vote for its highest-ranked continuing candidate for that round, and that exhausted ballots are not counted for any continuing candidate. Provides that if only 2 candidates remain, the candidate with the higher vote total wins, and that if more than 2 candidates remain, the last-place candidate is eliminated and another round of tallying is to commence. Provides that rounds continue until a winner is found. Makes conforming changes.

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2020-02-25SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
2020-02-19SenateTo Subcommittee on Election Law
2020-02-14SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
2020-02-05SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
2020-02-05SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
2020-02-05SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
2020-01-22SenateAssigned to Executive
2019-12-03SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
2019-11-21SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
2019-11-08SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
2019-10-28SenateReferred to Assignments
2019-10-28SenateFirst Reading
2019-10-28SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura M. Murphy

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1051-3Amended CodeCitation Text
10516-3Amended CodeCitation Text
10516-4.2New CodeSee Bill Text
10517-11Amended CodeCitation Text
10517-18Amended CodeCitation Text
10517-18.2New CodeSee Bill Text
10518-5Amended CodeCitation Text
10518-9Amended CodeCitation Text

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