Fair Map far short of petition goal
The Illinois Fair Map Coalition has a long way to go in getting a Republican-backed redistricting measure on the fall ballot - and little time to get there.
Roughly 120,000 signatures were counted on Saturday, said Jan Czarnik with the Illinois League of Women Voters at a news conference today at the Old State Capitol Square.
The coalition has to collect 288,000 signatures and submit them to the secretary of state's office by May 3 to get the amendment on the ballot.
The coalition is backing the Fair Map Amendment, which would allow a commission chosen by the four legislative leaders to draw legislative district maps instead of lawmakers.
Czarnik said they do not know how many signatures they have received because petitions are still being passed around the state. Petition staffers continued taking signatures from passersby during the news conference.
State Capitol Bureau