Illinois Senate Passes State Voting Rights Act

December 7, 2010  |  

(Politics365) — As redistricting battles show signs of heating up nationwide next year, the Illinois state legislature is taking steps to include minority protection provisions in legislative district redrawing.  Passed 53 to 4 in the Illinois State Senate, a state Voting Rights Act of 2011 would solicit opinions from Illinois voters before redrawing takes place in their districts, while additional provisions add protections for minority voters in the state.

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