The Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday voted unanimously to move the special election to replace outgoing Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) to April 9, the Associated Press reports.
After the special election was tentatively planned for March 19, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) made it clear earlier this week that he preferred to have it coincide with municipal elections already scheduled for April 9 in order to save the state money. The Senate must now approve the date change.
Jackson announced last week that he was resigning from Congress to cope with his bipolar disorder.