the Honorable Members of
Illinois House of Representatives,
I return House Bill 4469 with specific recommendations for change.
legislation commendably increases access to voting for individuals detained in county
jails through the establishment of polling places and facilitation of
vote-by-mail opportunities. Every citizen eligible to vote should be able to
exercise that right, and I fully support this expansion of access to the
this legislation also mandates that the Department of Corrections, as well as
county jails across the state, take part in voter registration and education
efforts that exceed the legitimate role of law enforcement, corrections and
pursuant to Section 9(e) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I
hereby return House Bill 4469, entitled “AN ACT concerning elections,” with the
following recommendation for change:
deleting page 3, line 5 through page 10, line 21.
these changes, House Bill 4469 will have my approval. I respectfully request