(b) Write-in votes shall be counted in a manner consistent with the existing
provisions of this Code.
(c) For purposes of this Section, a "chad" is that portion of a ballot card
that a voter punches or perforates with a stylus or other designated marking
device to manifest his or her vote for a particular ballot position on a ballot
card as defined in subsection (a).
(d) Prior to the original counting of any punch card ballots, an election judge may not alter a punch card ballot in any manner, including, but not limited to, the removal or manipulation of chads.
(Source: P.A. 93-574, eff. 8-21-03; 94-645, eff. 8-22-05.)