Friday, October 15, 2010

Lack of vote center angers UIS students

Some students at the University of Illinois Springfield are fuming after being left out of a pilot program to place early-voting and grace-period registration centers on state university campuses this fall.

The state law enacting the program refers to voting centers being placed at the "main campus of each public university."

But there appears to be confusion over the definition of "main campus."

The law's sponsor in the state Senate, as well as officials at the Sangamon County clerk's election office and the Illinois State Board of Elections, said the intent of the pilot program was to limit it to the state's nine "main" public university campuses - excluding UIS and other non-flagship sites.

The story was published in a October 14, 2010, edition of The State Journal-Register.

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