(10 ILCS 5/24A-3)
(from Ch. 46, par. 24A-3)
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, any county
board, board of county commissioners
and any board of election commissioners, with respect to territory within its
jurisdiction, may adopt, experiment with, or abandon a voting system
approved for use by the State Board of Elections and may use such voting
system in all or some of the precincts within its jurisdiction, or in
combination with paper ballots or voting machines. Any such county board,
board of county commissioners or board of election
commissioners may contract for the tabulation of votes at a location
outside its territorial jurisdiction when there is no suitable
tabulating equipment available within its territorial jurisdiction.
In no case may a county board, board of county commissioners or board of
election commissioners contract or arrange for the purchase, lease or loan
of an electronic voting system or voting system component without the
approval of the State Board of Elections as provided by Section 24A-16.
However, the county board and board of county commissioners of each
county having a population of 40,000
or more, with respect to all elections for which the county board or the
county clerk is charged with the duty of providing materials and
supplies, and each board of election commissioners in a municipality
having a population of 40,000 or more, with respect to elections under
its jurisdiction, must provide either voting systems
approved for use by the State Board of Elections under
this Article or voting machines under Article 24 for each precinct for
all such elections except as provided in Section 24-1.2. For purposes
of this Section 24A-3, the term "population" does not
include persons prohibited from voting by Section 3-5 of this Act.
Before any such system is introduced, adopted or used in any precinct
or territory at least 2 months public notice must be given before the
date of the first election wherein such voting system is to be used. The
election authority shall publish the notice at
least once in one or more newspapers published within the county, or other
jurisdiction, as the case may be, in which the
election is held. If there is no such newspaper, the notice shall be
published in a newspaper published in the county and having a general
circulation within such jurisdiction. The notice shall be substantially
Notice is hereby given that on (give date), at (give
place where election is held) in the county of ...., an election
will be held for (give name of offices to be filled) at which
an electronic voting system will be used.
Dated at .... on (insert date).
The notice referred to herein shall be given only at the first
election at which such voting machines or voting systems are used.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)