CCD files suit in Illinois challenging pandemic signature requirements
Updated: Apr 30, 2020
CCD files lawsuit to challenge Illinois’ petitioning requirements for minor parties and independent candidates during the coronavirus pandemic. To qualify for the general election ballot under Illinois law, minor parties must collect 25,000 signatures on nomination petitions between March 24, 2020 and June 22, 2020. But that’s now impossible because Illinois Governor Pritzker has issued a “stay at home” order, which makes it unlawful to approach people and ask them to sign petitions.
UPDATE: On April 3, 2020, the plaintiffs filed a motion requesting the Court to suspend Illinois’ petitioning requirements and place the Illinois Green Party, Libertarian Party of Illinois and independent candidate Marcus Throneburg on Illinois’ November 3, 2020 general election ballot.