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Christina Tobin, Founder and Chair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Free and Equal to Reveal Language in Proposed Illinois Ballot Access Bill
Will Hold Press Conference Tuesday in Springfield
The Free and Equal Elections Foundation will hold a press conference on Tuesday to introduce the language for a proposed ballot access bill. The press conference will be held in the press room of the State Capitol, 207 S State Street in Springfield, at 1:00 p.m. CST.
The proposed bill, if passed, would open Illinois elections, improve democracy for Illinois voters, and save Illinoisans millions of dollars. Details of the bill, as well as charts showing other states that have implemented this policy, will be revealed at the press conference.
Christina Tobin, founder and chair of Free and Equal Elections Foundation, will speak in support of the bill to allow all Illinois candidates the option of paying a filing fee to get on the ballot, in lieu of signature collection. She is also scheduled to speak about the bill to the Chicago Bar Association’s Election Law Committee on January 14.
“The proposed bill would be a huge win for Illinois voters and taxpayers,” stated Christina Tobin, founder and chair of Free and Equal. “It eliminates costly paperwork, streamlines electoral processes, and generates revenue for the state.”
Free & Equal is non-partisan, non-profit public policy advocacy organization dedicated to election reform and improving ballot access laws in the United States.