Illinois term limits group likely has enough signatures for ballot question

Tue, Jun 3 2014 — Source: Journal Star

A proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution to impose term limits on lawmakers apparently has enough valid signatures to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Rupert Borsgmiller, executive director of the State Board of Elections, said Monday that a preliminary review of petitions filed by the Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits showed that about 60 percent of the signatures on the petitions are valid.

“The numbers that we project would put them over the minimum amount necessary,” Borgsmiller said.

The committee submitted petitions containing more than 590,000 signatures. The measure needs 298,400 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. The Board of Elections review of a 5 percent sample of those signatures indicates 333,164 of them are valid.

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