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6 Things to Know About Running an Election

RFI advocates for reforms to make voting easier, more secure, and more accessible for everyone. We worked with lawmakers to pass the Voting Equipment Modernization Project this year and are exploring innovative ways to make our elections work better for administrators and voters alike….

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How We Vote: Is Colorado the Future?

On October 1 & 2, Reform for Illinois brought together community leaders, voting experts, and elected officials to discuss the future of voting in Illinois.  Would you change the way you vote? Take our poll below the article.  Long lines, staffing…

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Early Voting in Illinois: Can We Do Better?

Elections used to happen on Election Day. As recently as 2004, Illinois voters had to show up at a polling place in their precinct between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on one specific Tuesday in order to vote. The only…

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Illinois’ Election Security is National News

This week on NBC’s Nightly News, Steve Sandvoss of the Illinois Board of Elections recounted how Illinois’ voting system was targeted by hackers in the 2016 election. While there is no evidence that actual votes were affected, thousands of voter…

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