Bill Status of HB6582 99th General Assembly
Short Description: ELEC CD-VOTER ID/REGISTRATION
Rep. Mike Fortner - Steven A. Andersson - Margo McDermed - David Harris - Mark Batinick, Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, Grant Wehrli and Randy E. Frese
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that whenever a designated government agency serves a member of the public, the agency shall inform the individual of the qualifications to register to vote in Illinois, provide an opportunity to attest to meeting those qualifications, and allow the person to decline sending the information to the State Board of Elections. Establishes procedures for the Board to process the voter registration information provided. Provides for what notices shall be mailed to the applicant. Provides that certain information provided by the applicant is confidential. Provides that for any election after January 1, 2018, any person desiring to vote shall provide a valid identifying document and that the judges of election shall inspect and confirm that the name on the valid identifying document conforms to the name in the individual's voter registration record and that, if the valid identifying document contains a photograph, the image displayed is truly an image of the person presenting the document. Provides that if a person cannot provide a valid identifying document, a registered voter may be accompanied at the polling place by an adult known to the registered voter for at least 6 months and that the adult may sign an affidavit attesting to the registered voter's identity and address. Requires the attesting adult to present a valid identifying document. Provides that a voter unable to produce a valid identifying document shall be permitted to cast a provisional ballot. Defines "valid identifying document" and documents that shall suffice as a valid identifying document. Makes other changes. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.