The group that wants to change the way the State of Illinois draws legislative districts says they’re close to having 600-thousand voter signatures in an effort to put the question on the November ballot.
The Independent Maps Coalition says it now has more a half million voter signatures to do so. Dave Mellet (MEL-it) serves as the campaign manager for the coalition and explains the group’s next step.
Mellet adds poll conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University showed 64 percent of respondents favor the effort to overhaul the way state legislative districts are drawn and talks about the message the Independent Maps coalition plans to use with Illinois voters.
If it achieves 60-percent voter approval, the Independent Map Amendment to the Illinois Constitution would establish a non-partisan, independent commission to draw legislative districts.