The two most controversial elections issues at the Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention were Those voting at the constitutional referendum declined to lower the voting age, but the 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution set 18 as the national voting age. The convention sought to achieve the goal of statewide, uniform conduct of elections by establishing a Board of Elections to oversee all elections in the state. A new section also provided for the automatic restoration of the right to vote upon completion of a penal sentence. Every United States...
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