No ID Requirement At Polling Place, ACLU Tells Kendall County Clerk

Craig Dellimore
September 26, 2018 - 4:08 pm

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Illinois American Civil Liberties Union is urging the Kendall County clerk to stop sending information the ACLU says is misleading about requirements to vote in the upcoming elections.

Illinois ACLU Staff Attorney Amy Meek says Kendall County Clerk Debbie Gillette’s office has sent out literature that could discourage some people from coming out to cast their ballots.

The mailing says  all voters should be prepared to show an ID. Meek says the law, generally, doesn’t require voters to show an ID.

In the few cases where a voter’s identity is challenged, Meek said, he or she can still cast a provisional ballot and no one should be turned away.

WBBM has reached out to the Kendall County Clerk’s Office for a response.