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League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria Sponsors Redistricting Petition Events thru October

Cyd’s Gourmet Kitchen Café in Junction City Shopping Center, Peoria, IL 61614 will be the place for voters to sign redistricting reform petitions, from 10 am until noon each Saturday in August, September and October, 2015.

In addition the League will be at Lindy’s Market, 110 Washington Square, Washington, IL 61571 on Saturday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 am-2 pm to collect signatures and hand-out petitions, and will be at Haddad’s Market, 2407 W Rohmann Ave. West Peoria, IL 61604 on Saturday, August 15 from 9 am to noon to collect signatures and hand-out petitions.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria is collecting signatures to get an Amendment on the November 2016 ballot so the voters can decide if an independent commission should draw the state legislative district lines. Registered voters are encouraged to come sign a petition, get a petition to collect signatures, or get their completed petitions notarized and turned in. Over 300,000 valid signatures will be required to place the measure on the Nov. 2016 ballot.

This good government effort would change the way district lines are drawn for the Illinois House and Senate, from politicians drawing the district lines to an independent commission drawing the district lines. This would stop gerrymandering and hopefully lead to more competitive districts and more candidates running.

Petitions also are available at most Chambers of Commerce offices and notaries are available at those locations. (Call first)

For more information, contact: or websites.

The League supports an Illinois Constitutional Amendment for redistricting for the Illinois General Assembly, and states that the amendment is an important reform essential to bringing transparency, non-partisanship and independence to the redistricting process and ending incumbent protection and voter disenfranchisement.