Ranked-Choice and Voting Systems Task Force

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Amy Calvin

Contact E-Mail

acalvin@elections.il.gov.

Function

The purpose of the Task Force is to review voting systems and the methods of voting, including ranked-choice voting, that could be authorized by law. The Task Force shall have the following duties: 1) Engage election officials, interested groups, and members of the public for the purpose of assessing the adoption and implementation of ranked-choice voting in presidential primary elections beginning in 2028. 2) Review standards used to certify or approve the use of a voting system, including the standards adopted by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the State Board of Elections. 3) Advise whether the voting system used by Illinois election authorities would be able to accommodate alternative methods of voting, including, but not limited to, ranked-choice voting. 4) Make recommendations or suggestions for changes to the Elections Code or administrative rules for certification of voting systems in Illinois to accommodate alternative methods of voting, including ranked-choice voting.

Term

On or before March 1, 2024, the Task Force shall publish a final report of its findings and recommendations.

Senate Confirmation

No

Compensation

None

Composition

The Task Force shall consist of the following members: 1) 4 members, appointed by the Senate President, including 2 members of the Senate and 2 members of the public; 2) 4 members, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, including 2 members of the House of Representatives and 2 members of the public; 3) 4 members, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate, including 2 members of the Senate and 2 members of the public; 4) 4 members, appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, including 2 members of the House of Representatives and 2 members of the public; 5) 4 members, appointed by the Governor, including at least 2 members with knowledge and experience administering elections.

Chair

At the first meeting of the Task Force, the Task Force shall elect one co-chair from the members appointed by the Senate President and one co-chair from the members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Authority

10 ILCS 5/1-23


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Murphy, Sen. Laura 01/08/2025 08/25/2023 Senate President Member of Senate
Castro, Sen. Cristina 01/08/2025 08/25/2023 Senate President Member of Senate
Michalowski, Edmund 01/08/2025 11/21/2023 Senate President Member of Public
Laimins, Barb 01/08/2025 12/05/2023 Senate President Member of Public
Stuart, Rep. Katie 10/27/2023 Speaker of the House Member of House
West II, Rep. Maurice A. 10/27/2023 Speaker of the House Member of House
Martin, Matthew J. 11/02/2023 Speaker of the House Member of Public
Kohoutek, Erika 11/02/2023 Speaker of the House Member of Public
Turner, Sen. Sally 09/07/2023 Minority Leader of the Senate Member of Senate
Lewis, Sen Seth 09/07/2023 Minority Leader of the Senate Member of Senate
Rule, Jim 02/15/2024 Minority Leader of the Senate Member of Public
VACANT Minority Leader of the Senate Member of Public
Spain, Rep. Ryan 10/03/2023 Minority Leader of the House Member of House
Tipsword, Rep. Dennis 10/03/2023 Minority Leader of the House Member of House
Fogarty, John 10/03/2023 Minority Leader of the House Member of Public
Ackerman, John 10/03/2023 Minority Leader of the House Member of Public
Sybert, Meg A. 01/16/2024 Governor Member with knowledge and experience administering elections Bond
Drumm, Abigail 01/26/2024 Governor Member Cook
Vega, Anthony 01/19/2024 Governor Member Lake
Mendozá, Stephanie 02/09/2024 Governor Member with knowledge and experience administering elections