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Election monitors fan out across Illinois for 2022 Primary

A roll of stickers reading "I voted today" sit on a table at a polling location in Summerville, S.C., during midterm primary elections on June 14, 2022.
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A roll of stickers reading "I voted today" sit on a table at a polling location in Summerville, S.C., during midterm primary elections on June 14, 2022.

Attorney General Kwame Raoul says teams are observing election security and access

As voters head to the polls Tuesday, Illinois' Attorney General is sending a team of election monitors into the field.

Kwame Raoul's office says more than 150 teams will be out, monitoring election security and making sure polling places are accessible.

If you notice problems, you can contact the Attorney General's office at 1-866-559-6812.

From the Attorney General, here is a list of basic voting rights:

  • Voters have the right to vote if they are in line when the polls close at 7 p.m. or at any other time between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day (10 ILCS 5/17-1).
  • If a voter makes a mistake or “spoils” a paper ballot and the voter has not cast the ballot, the voter has the right to receive a replacement ballot (10 ILCS 5/17-11).
  • If a voter cannot read, has trouble understanding English, or has a disability, that voter has the right to request voting assistance from anyone other than his or her employer, an agent of his or her employer, or an officer or agent of his or her union (10 ILCS 5/17-14).
  • Voters have the right to take unpaid time from work to vote, but no more than two successive hours, as long as they have applied with their employer before Election Day. The employer may set the time of day (10 ILCS 5/17-15).
  • No one is allowed to try to influence a voter within 100 feet of the polling place (10 ILCS 5/17-29).
  • Under Illinois law, it is a crime to prevent a person from voting or registering to vote using intimidation, force, threat or deception (10 ILCS 5/29-4).
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