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On the Ballot, Fair Maps or Term Limits

Updated: Wednesday, June 25 2014, 10:41 AM CDT

One of two state constitutional amendments requested through petition is being challenged. Tuesday was the first of two deadlines for that.
    
According to the state board of elections in Chicago, one objection was filed to the "yes for independent maps" petition.
       
Hundreds of thousands of signatures from Illinois citizens were submitted to get this on the ballot and possibly change the state constitution.
      
Depending on the outcome of the objection, "fair maps" could be kept off the november ballot.
    
But with no sign of a challenge, a vote on requiring term limits for elected officials is likely to happen.

"If someone's really doing a great job in their district or in their ward, you're simply getting rid of that person and appointing someone else and we're reinventing the wheel. We're starting all over again."

One person's opinion.
    
That's Teresa Haley with NAACP.
    
She goes on to say term limits will hurt minorities who already struggle with fair representation.
  
 But there are hundreds of thousands of others who disagree.
      
The minimum signatures required is 298,000
    
The initiative for term limits, pushed by supporters of republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, had well over the required amount of signatures.
    
Because this would alter the state's constitution, the secretary of state's office is required to send out information explaining the amendment and the pros and cons.


On the Ballot, Fair Maps or Term Limits


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