Our Elusive Right to Vote - A Voting Rights Seminar Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association's Administrative Law Section Council

Feb 27, 2020 @ 8:30AM - Feb 27, 2020 @ 5:00PM

DePaul University College of Law

25 E. Jackson Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60604

Our Elusive Right to Vote

The National Association of Women Judges is a proud co-sponsor of the Illinois State Bar Association's upcoming voting rights seminar "Our Elusive Right to Vote." The program is the brainchild of its Administrative Law Section Council, on which District 8 Director Judge Ann Breen-Grceo serves.

The semimar aims to increase understanding of the right to vote as the country approaches another contentious election. The full-day seminar will examine the history of the right to vote, barriers to exercising the right to vote, disenfranchisement of certain voting blocks, outside interference with the electoral process, and other voter suppression efforts and techniques.

Proposed Topics of Discussion

Historical Background of the Right to Vote

Felony Disenfranchisement

Disability Voting Rights: Recent Litigation and Barriers to Voting for Blind People and Recent Trends after HAVA

Protecting Elections from Outside Interference / Disrupting Bad Actors

Deepfakes and the Potential Impact on the Right to Vote

Gerrymandering and Redistricting

Pushing Back on Voter Suppression Efforts and Techniques


Click here for draft program details.

For more information contact Program Coordinator(s): Hon. Yolaine Dauphin, Administrative Law Judge, City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings, 312-968-2026, yd9098@aol.com; and Hon. Patricia Jackowiak, Chief Administrative Law Judge and Director, Chicago Department of Administrative Hearing, 740 N. Segwick, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-742-8240, patricia.jackowiak@cityofchicago.org.


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