There’s been a lot of attention nationwide about whether our elections would be fair and accessible to everyone qualified to vote.

In Illinois, elections, retirements and other developments mean we’ll have a new governor and at least 40 fairly new lawmakers taking office in January. What can they and their veteran colleagues do to ensure we have fairer elections?

One of the singularly significant things they could do would be to follow the lead of some other states and vote to give Illinoisans a chance to approve the creation of an independent redistricting commission.

Read the rest of Madeleine Doubek’s column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

State Redistricting
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