Nothing is more fundamental to the preservation of America’s representative democracy and our self-government than the ability to vote. The ACLU of Illinois believes that the ability to cast a ballot should be universal, and not be limited by suppressive efforts targeting people because of their income, their location, their age or their political beliefs. The ACLU of Illinois works in the legislature and in the courts to explore and implement new ways of expanding access to the ballot box for all people in Illinois. The ACLU of Illinois also fights efforts to limit the franchise for any eligible person.