(10 ILCS 5/20-4)
(from Ch. 46, par. 20-4)
Immediately upon the receipt of the official postcard or
an application as provided in Section 20-3 within the times heretofore
prescribed, the election authority shall ascertain whether or not such
applicant is legally entitled to vote as requested, including verification of the applicant's signature by comparison with the signature on the official registration record card, if any. If the election
authority ascertains that the applicant
is lawfully entitled to vote, it shall enter the name, street address,
ward and precinct number of such applicant on a list to be posted in his
or its office in a place accessible to the public.
Within one day after posting the name and other information of an
applicant for a ballot, the election authority shall transmit that name and
posted information to the State Board of Elections, which shall maintain the
names and other information in an electronic format on its website, arranged by
county and accessible to State and local political committees.
As soon as the
official ballot is prepared the election authority shall immediately
deliver the same to the applicant in person, by mail, by facsimile transmission, or by electronic transmission as provided in this Article.
If any such election authority receives a second or additional
application which it believes is from the same person, he or it shall
submit it to the chief judge of the circuit court or any judge of that
court designated by the chief judge. If the chief judge or his designate
determines that the application submitted to him is a second or
additional one, he shall so notify the election authority who shall
disregard the second or additional application.
The election authority shall maintain a list for each election of the
voters to whom it has issued vote by mail ballots. The list
shall be maintained for each precinct within the jurisdiction of the
election authority. Prior to the opening of the polls on election day,
the election authority shall deliver to the judges of election in each
precinct the list of registered voters in that precinct to whom vote by mail
ballots have been issued.
Election authorities may transmit by facsimile or other electronic means a ballot simultaneously with transmitting an application for vote by mail ballot; however, no such ballot shall be counted unless an application has been completed by the voter and the election authority ascertains that the applicant is lawfully entitled to vote as provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15