(10 ILCS 5/24A-8)
(from Ch. 46, par. 24A-8)
The county clerk or board of election commissioners, as
the case may be, shall cause the marking devices to be put in order,
set, adjusted and made ready for voting when delivered to the polling
places. Before the opening of the polls the judges of election shall
compare the ballots used in the marking devices with the specimen ballots
furnished and see that the names, numbers and letters thereon agree and
shall certify thereto on forms provided by the county clerk or board of
election commissioners, as the case may be.
In addition, in those polling places where in-precinct counting equipment
is utilized, the judges of election shall make an operational check of the
automatic tabulating equipment before the opening of the polls. A precinct
identification card provided by the election authority shall be entered
into the automatic tabulating equipment to ensure that the totals are all
zeroes in the count column on the printing unit.
Pollwatchers as provided by law shall be permitted to closely observe the
judges in these procedures and to periodically inspect
the equipment when not in use by the voters to see that the
ballot labels are in proper position and have not been marked upon or mutilated.
(Source: P.A. 82-1014.)