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 Bill Status of SB0780  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ELEC CD-RANKED CHOICE VOTING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Daniel Biss

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/1/2017SenateTo Subcommittee on Election Law

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/1-3from Ch. 46, par. 1-3
10 ILCS 5/16-3from Ch. 46, par. 16-3
10 ILCS 5/16-4.2 new
10 ILCS 5/17-11from Ch. 46, par. 17-11
10 ILCS 5/17-18from Ch. 46, par. 17-18
10 ILCS 5/17-18.2 new
10 ILCS 5/18-5from Ch. 46, par. 18-5
10 ILCS 5/18-9from Ch. 46, par. 18-9


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that members of the General Assembly and the offices Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer shall be elected by ranked-choice voting. Provides for ranked-choice ballots to be produced. Provides that voters may rank their choice for candidates for those offices and provides for interpretations of certain ballot marks. Provides that tallying ranked-choice votes proceeds in rounds. Provides that in each round, the number of votes for each continuing candidate must be counted, that each continuing ballot counts as one vote for its highest-ranked continuing candidate for that round, and that exhausted ballots are not counted for any continuing candidate. Provides that if only 2 candidates remain, the candidate with the higher vote total wins, and that if more than 2 candidates remain, the last-place candidate is eliminated and another round of tallying is to commence. Provides that rounds continue until a winner is found. Makes conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  2/1/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/1/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/8/2017SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/1/2017SenateTo Subcommittee on Election Law
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017

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