SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers are contemplating a large omnibus invoice that may push again the date of the 2022 main elections amid different main adjustments to the state’s election code.
It was filed Sunday night time, and the General Assembly might transfer it by committees and ground votes in each chambers on the ultimate day of the legislative session Monday.
An modification to Senate Invoice 825 would additionally strengthen the state’s cybersecurity surrounding elections and make Election Day a vacation amongst different provisions within the 156-page invoice.
Beneath the laws, in 2022, early voting for main elections will begin Might 19 and Election Day will probably be June 28. State primaries are sometimes held in March, and the supply altering dates is about to run out at first of 2023.
Normal Election Day, November 8, would additionally turn out to be a state vacation in 2022. It is going to be a authorized college vacation, and any faculties closing as a result of vacation would “be made obtainable to an election authority as a polling place for 2022 Normal Election Day.” The supply would additionally expire at first of 2023.