The presidential primary season left us with unsettling images of Americans standing in long lines to vote during a pandemic. Last-minute staffing shortages and changes in voting locations led to crowds and confusion. Many voters had to choose between protecting their health and casting a ballot.
Let’s not repeat that scene in November. A new law signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker provides a number of options for safe voting, by mail or in person. Local elections officials are working hard to implement measures to ensure that anyone who wants to vote can do so safely.
Voters: Take some time to understand these changes and prepare for Nov. 3.
You can find a timeline of important dates here.