Written by: Alec Baumrind (@alecbaumrind)
Help Prime Fortune and Chicago Votes pass HB4469 to get voter registration access to Cook County jails. Over the past year, Chicago Votes has worked very hard to get many of incarcerated community members access to voting ballots and voters education. Keep reading to find out how you can help!
HB4469 is a bill that proposes access to ballots and voters education to those who are incarcerated in Cook County jails. This bill is of the utmost importance because most people in jail don't know that they even have the right to vote. By giving them access to ballots and other important voting information, we can allow them to have a voice too. The easiest way to do your part with HB4469 is to fill out a witness slip which is linked at the bottom of this article and takes only 30 seconds to do. In the witness slip, you simply have to fill out your personal information, state what organizations you're representing (if any), select your postions on the bill, add each bill (position) and become a proponent of all 3 bills available! After you do all of that you just select the bubble for witness slip as your testimony, then accept the terms and press continue! It's that easy! Hit the link below to fill out yours now!