Bill Introduced To Ensure Ability To Vote While In Jail
Because 94% of people in Cook County Jail are awaiting trial, they are all eligible to vote! Our friends at Chicago Votes have been doing incredible work registering voters in CCJ and this past week, facilitating elections.
If you are interested in this issue, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, ACLU of Illinois, Chicago Votes & many others have helped develop a bill to ensure that all people incarcerated pretrial in Illinois jails have not just the right but the ability to vote. Learn more about HB 4469, which CCBF also supports, here.
Read about it on ABC.