As a follow-up to the Illinois Election Protection 2012 program, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law are hosting a hearing on June 12 in Chicago to gather information about problems and successes with all aspects of voting in the state– from registration to early voting to election day. The hearing is free and open to the public; anyone who is interested may attend and/or speak. We expect to hear from voters, community leaders, advocates, and election officials.
Testimony at the hearing will be used by Election Protection in our ongoing efforts to protect the right to vote for all eligible citizens in Illinois and other states, and to improve the Election Protection program.
There will be two ways that interested persons can submit testimony.
The hearing will be video-taped and transcribed. For any voter who wishes to offer testimony in Spanish, an interpretor will be availabe from 4:00-7:00 PM. Para los votantes que desean ofrecer testimonio en español, un intérprete estará disponible desde 4:00-7:00 PM.
For more information, please contact Eileen O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marissa Liebling at email@example.com. Flyers in English and Spanish are available to download.