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IDPH Voting Guidance Specifies Social Distancing, Recommends Masks

Aug 31, 2020
I Voted stickers on a roll
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The Illinois Department of Public Health has released in-person voting guidelines for election authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 this year.

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Illinois election officials are raising concerns over pulling off the November election, given the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

J.B. Pritzker at news conference
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he supports legislative hearings into a computer glitch that registered some non-U.S. citizens to vote, but Pritzker said there's no need to suspend the automatic voter registration program.

Election Security: Partisan Or Practical?

Aug 10, 2018
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Illinois election officials are still trying to determine how best to safeguard the election process and voter data. That’s after Russians hacked the Illinois voter log in the 2016 election, exposing 76,000 voter registrations.

Some voter information, though, is not under state control.

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The Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) faced scrutiny after Illinois became one of 39 states hacked by the Russians in the 2016 election. ISBE said only voter rolls were hacked, and no ballots were tampered with.

The board’s IT Director Matt Emmons said Tuesday that’s why cybersecurity specialists are imperative.

There are Illinois connections in Friday's indictments related to Russian hacking around the 2016 elections.