SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A yearlong statewide petition drive for a constitutional amendment to create an independent commission to draw legislative maps will end Friday when petitions with nearly 600,000 signatures are delivered to the State Board of Elections in Springfield.
A semi-truck will deliver the petitions at 11:30 a.m. Friday when Dennis FitzSimons, Chair of the Independent Maps coalition, will turn over the petitions to state officials.
The Independent Map Amendment would create an independent commission to draw Illinois General Assembly districts in a process that is transparent, impartial and fair.
Independent Maps will submit petitions with more than twice the mandated minimum 290,216 signatures of registered voters.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 6
WHERE: Illinois State Board of Elections
2329 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield
For additional information about the Independent Map Amendment, visit www.MapAmendment.org.
Paid for by Support Independent Maps. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board's official website or for purchase from the Illinois State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.
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SOURCE Independent Maps