Field Museum’s free admission offer to midterm voters is illegal … – Chicago Sun

The Field Museum on Thursday announced a promotion offering free admission with proof of voting.

The bad news? That offer was illegal.

“The intention is golden. But under the law, you can’t offer anything of value in connection with registering to vote or voting,” said Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

The good news? Now the free admission offer will be extended to all Illinois residents, regardless of whether or not they’ve got an “I Voted” sticker.

Related: Check out our Illinois Voting Guide

“Oh, what the heck,” the museum announced after a nitpicking Chicago Sun-Times reporter inquired about the

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