Q: I went to vote in last November's general election and one of the precinct workers asked my political affiliation before
I could vote. Is this legal?
There is no such thing as political affiliation in Illinois.
Whenever there is a primary election the voter can request the ballot of any of the parties.
The precinct workers know which ballot you requested in the past, which is public information.
There is no reason they would ask the question unless there was confusion with your registration and they were double checking on who you were.
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