State Senate votes to move primary back to March
From press release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—The Illinois State Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 355, a bill that will move the general primary election from February to the third Tuesday of March in even-numbered years.
Currently, Illinois boasts the nation’s earliest primary. The primary date was moved to February a couple of years ago to benefit President Barack Obama (D) during his 2008 his presidential bid. Lawmakers voted Feb. 24 to return the primary date to mid-March, saying that reinstating the March primary date will help increase voter turnout and improve the overall process.
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