WHAT IS THE ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT’S ROLE
IN PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT?

Does the ability to spend or raise more money than
another candidate make an election unfair?

What can we do to increase voter turnout?

How much control should voters have over
making changes to how elections are
administered or campaigns are financed?

Fair Elections

Is money a factor in Illinois campaigns? Why do only 56 percent of people vote in Illinois? Learn about our election system and share your ideas for how to make it fair.

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User Guide

User Guide
The User Guide explains the NextGen Illinois process and leads you through the steps to get involved. Read through it, join a caucus and take action.

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Will Altabef1. Online registration in addition to libraries as a place to register along with existing DMV infrastructure
2. Mobile units to register people at high schools, state employee will be there from 12pm-7pm to help those who work as well. This will specifically target the young and provide geographic equality especially for those who do not have a reason to go to the DMV
#voterregistration #notlarry

3 years, 4 months ago
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Elizabeth BohlChange voting day to a weekend or make it a holiday. Same day registration and online registration for all states. #fairelections

3 years, 4 months ago
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Rebecca SchieberIllinois candidates can only receive money from Illinois residents #revolution

3 years, 4 months ago
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Rebecca Schieberno private campaigning. public funding for all! #larry

3 years, 4 months ago
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Michael RanceOverturning Citizen's United
Campaign Finance Laws
Limited individual contributions
Making Super PACs and other orgs. disclose their donors
Limiting airtime for campaign ads
#CampaignFinance

3 years, 3 months ago
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Natalie CushmanHave candidates make statement, policy positions should be public information (published in newspaper). Consistent publication in media. #civiceducation

3 years, 3 months ago
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Rebecca Schieber
marxism #larry

3 years, 4 months ago
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Burrell PoeBallot Access- Alter or amend rules regarding candidate filing. Many of the procedures regarding signature collection are full of games and maneuvers that keep potential candidates off the ballot. These games are usually meant to give an advantage to the incumbent and prevent better people from running for office. More competitive elections or better candidates would improve voter turnout. Therefore, it is necessary to have an elected Electoral Board passed through a referendum. #ElectoralBoard #Referendum

3 years, 1 month ago
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Burrell PoeWe need to infuse a culture of voting into our education system. Part of being a citizen is voting, it is more than just a right, it’s a responsibility. Stating in elementary school, schools should host mock elections for students and make it a party. Students can cast mock elections for federal, state and local offices. These activities should have as much fanfare as Valentine’s Day or Thanksgiving. #VoteCulture #YAYitsElectionDay

3 years, 1 month ago
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Burrell PoeFederal standards for ballot access to address who and how they can get on the ballot. #Ihavestandards

3 years, 1 month ago
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Burrell PoeSmall donor match: 1:6 donation ratio from small donors to big $; this gives an incentive for candidates to work with their constituency. #1to6 #CREAM1to6

3 years, 1 month ago
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Burrell PoeTo increase the amount of voters is to go back to door-to-door campaigning. There should also be voting parties in public parks. #OldskoolSoapbox

3 years, 1 month ago
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Burrell PoeAllow the citizens the right and incentive to vote by giving them explicit, clear, and direct instructions for how, where, and when to vote. This needs to happen in areas that are redistricted. #EasyVoting

3 years, 1 month ago
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Burrell PoeProvide opportunities and educations on voting and how campaign contributions work. Create registration online for voter to assume convenience, especially for young voters who constantly use technology. #ShowMeTheMoney #VoteApp

3 years, 1 month ago
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Burrell PoeMake Election Day a holiday. More people will be able to vote without making an excuse. #ElectionDay

3 years, 1 month ago
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Burrell PoeMaking CPS schools mandatory for children to vote so that when they grow up they will already have the habit. #GoVote #ExecuteNoExcuse

3 years, 1 month ago
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Burrell PoeElections should be publicly funded. All funds raised outside of public funding should be as transparent as possible. We have the right to know who’s wishes our politicians are serving. #WetCheckContests

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusGet rid of absentee ballots. Make polling stations more accessible.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusAdd voter registration form to the Common App for college and/or FAFSA.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Rebecca SchieberIs there even a problem? #campaignfinancing #tcot

3 years, 4 months ago
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