(10 ILCS 5/18-16) (from Ch. 46, par. 18-16)
    Sec. 18-16. Thereupon one of the judges of election shall take charge of the poll books and the key to the ballot box. Two of the judges shall each take one of the statements of the votes cast into his possession sealed up in the envelopes as aforesaid, and each of the remaining 2 judges shall take one of the tally sheets sealed up in the envelopes as aforesaid. Thereupon the judge having possession of such poll books shall immediately deliver the poll books to the Board of Election Commissioners, or to the person or persons delegated by the board to receive such envelopes, and at such place or places within the area served by the board as pre-determined by the board, with the seal unbroken and shall receive a receipt therefor; and the other judges shall immediately deliver the statements and tallies so in their possession respectively, to the respective officers to whom addressed as aforesaid and who, by this Act, are entitled to receive the same, and when delivered, each one shall take a receipt from the officer to whom delivered. Such envelopes shall be delivered to such officers or their duly authorized and appointed representatives, at the time and place where such envelopes are delivered to the Board of Election Commissioners or its designated receiving stations as pre-determined by the board, as hereinabove provided for. And none of them shall receive pay for their services as such judges without the production of the receipts so given them by the officers as aforesaid. It shall be the duty of the respective officers so designated, to whom such statements and tallies are ordered to be delivered, to receive the same, and to safely keep under lock and key until ordered to be surrendered as herein provided; and the Board of Election Commissioners shall safely keep such poll books under lock and key for one year.
    Where voting machines or electronic voting systems are used, the provisions of this Section may be modified as required or authorized by Article 24 or Article 24A, whichever is applicable.
(Source: P.A. 76-1309.)