Ballot initiatives may reach unprecedented number - FOX 32 News Chicago

Ballot initiatives may reach unprecedented number

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Associated Press) -

Illinois voters could see more questions on the November ballot than they have in decades.

As many as seven ballot measures from a millionaires' tax to political term limits could be up for consideration on Nov. 4. That includes four that are proposed to alter the state's constitution and three non-binding poll-style questions.

Some are still emerging in the state Legislature, which adjourns this week for summer. Also, the Illinois State Board of Elections is verifying signatures on petition-driven efforts.

Both Democrats and Republicans have initiated the ballot questions. They are seen as a way to boost voter turnout in a year that's already seen abysmal numbers at the polls.

However, political experts and voters groups warn of risks too, like voter fatigue and detracting from other priority issues.

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