Legislation currently under consideration in Springfield would allow inmates in county jails to vote.

HB 4469 would allow eligible inmates to vote by mail. It would also set up a temporary polling place inside fo the Cook County Jail.

Upon release, eligible inmates would be able to request a voter application registration.

The bill was introduced by State Rep Juliana Stratton. Stratton is JB Pritzker’s running mate in the gubernatorial race.