Bill Status of SB0834 100th General Assembly
Short Description: ELEC CD-EQUIPMENT/AUDITS
Sen. Cristina Castro
| 3/17/2017||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
|10 ILCS 5/Art. 17A heading new|
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Election Integrity Act. Amends the Election Code. Requires that each election authority (i) conduct an election day audit of a random sample of 10% of votes cast and (ii) provide by contract or employment for the performance by one or more independent auditors of post-election parallel tabulations and audits. Provides for the scope of the audits and the resulting reports. Requires that optical scan technology and direct recording electronic voting systems meet certain federal and independent testing standards. Creates a voluntary tax checkoff for the Fund. With respect to early voting, requires that an election authority using only direct recording electronic voting systems have paper ballots available for voters wishing to use them. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Election Integrity Fund as a special fund in the State treasury.