constitutional amendment

Election 2014
1:06 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Answers about the Questions at the Top of Illinois Ballots

Illinois' statewide ballot asks voters to answer five questions. They include a pair of constitutional amendments followed by a trio of non-binding referendums.
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Illinois voters on Tuesday will be asked to change the state constitution and to weigh in on a trio of non-binding questions legislators could use to guide decisions down the line.

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Election 2014
10:03 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

After 22 Years, Crime Victims Back On Illinois Ballot

Attorney General Lisa Madigan, facing away, confers with supporters of Marsy's Law before a news conference at the AG's Springfield office.
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2014 was going to be a banner year for direct democracy in Illinois.

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Ballot Initiative in August
12:11 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

What does the Right to Farm mean in Missouri?

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Members of Congress are throwing their support behind a proposed “right to farm” amendment in Missouri’s constitution. But critics are pointing to the measure’s ambiguous language as problematic.

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Illinois Legislature
7:27 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Citizen Initiatives Begin Navigating Statutes, Lawsuits

Illinois State Board of Elections employees work to verify a sampling of petition signatures for two citizen-initiated constitutional amendments.

Originally published on Mon May 5, 2014 5:12 pm

  Even as a lawsuit could nullify them, the state board of elections has begun a tedious — but necessary — task of preparing a pair of proposed constitutional amendments for the November ballot. The two citizen initiatives aim to strip lawmakers of the power to draw their own maps and to limit their terms in office.

A dozen-or-so workers sit at tables at the board of elections building in Springfield.

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Elections 2014
7:11 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Constitutional Amendments on Illinois Ballots

At least two constitutional amendments will be on ballots across Illinois this November.

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Petition Drive
6:58 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

Changing Legislative Redistricting in Illinois

A coalition is pushing for a change it believes will have a profound effect on state government in Illinois.

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