State of Illinois

Illinois Voter Roll Maintenance Challenge

Judicial Watch v. Illinois State Board of Elections

Lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, Illinois Family Action, Breakthrough Ideas and an Illinois voter against the Illinois State Board of Elections and its executive director. The plaintiffs argue that the board failed to provide a statewide program to assess and cancel the registrations of ineligible voters due to a change in residency, which they claim has led to abnormally low numbers of ineligible registration removals across several counties. The plaintiffs also claim that the board failed to provide Judicial Watch with all relevant voter registration records and data when requested. The plaintiffs argue the board’s lack of action to remove ineligible voter registrations from county records, as well as the inability to provide voter registration records and data at the plaintiffs’ request, violates Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act. They ask the court to require the state to develop and implement a program to remove ineligible registrants from voter rolls.

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