(10 ILCS 5/11-4.2)
(from Ch. 46, par. 11-4.2)
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) all
polling places shall be accessible to voters with disabilities and elderly voters, as
determined by rule of the State Board of Elections.
(b) Subsection (a) of this Section shall not apply to a polling place
(1) in the case of an emergency, as determined by the State Board of
Elections; or (2) if the State Board of Elections (A) determines that all
potential polling places have been surveyed and no such accessible place is
available, nor is the election authority able to make one accessible; and
(B) assures that any voter with a disability or elderly voter assigned to an
inaccessible polling place, upon advance request of such voter (pursuant to
procedures established by rule of the State Board of Elections) will be
provided with an alternative means for casting a ballot on the day of the
election or will be assigned to an accessible polling place.
(c) No later than December 31 of each even numbered year, the State
Board of Elections shall report to the Federal Election Commission the
number of accessible and inaccessible polling places in the State on the
date of the next preceding general election, and the reasons for any
instance of inaccessibility.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)