Illinois' primary election will be moved from March to June next year under a plan that expands voter access and was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
The new law makes mail voting a permanent option, allows jail inmates awaiting trial to cast ballots, and makes Election Day in November a state holiday.
Officials stating "with attacks on voting rights on the rise in states across the nation, Illinois is proud to stand up for a strong, secure, and accessible democracy,” Pritzker said in a statement.
The law put into place is effective immediately.