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ELECTIONS10 ILCS 5/18-16
(10 ILCS 5/) Election Code.
(10 ILCS 5/18-16)
(from Ch. 46, par. 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.)
10 ILCS 5/18-18
(10 ILCS 5/18-18)
(from Ch. 46, par. 18-18)
The costs and expenses of emergency referenda elections or
special elections conducted by boards
of election commissioners shall be paid as provided in
Sections 17-30 and 17-32 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 81-814.)
10 ILCS 5/18-40
(10 ILCS 5/18-40)
(a) If the election authority has adopted the use of Precinct
Tabulation Optical Scan Technology voting equipment pursuant to
Article 24B of this Code, and the provisions of the Article are
in conflict with the provisions of this Article 18, the
provisions of Article 24B shall govern the procedures followed by
the election authority, its judges of elections, and all
employees and agents. In following the provisions of
Article 24B, the election authority is authorized to develop and
implement procedures to fully utilize Precinct Tabulation Optical
Scan Technology voting equipment authorized by the State Board of
Elections as long as the procedure is not in conflict with
either Article 24B or the administrative rules of the State Board
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), when voting equipment governed by any Article of this Code is used, the requirements of Section 18-5 that (i) the voter must be notified of the voting equipment's acceptance or rejection of the ballot or identification of an under-vote for a statewide constitutional office and (ii) the voter shall have the opportunity to correct an under-vote for a statewide constitutional office or surrender the ballot that was not accepted and vote another ballot shall not be modified.
(Source: P.A. 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)
10 ILCS 5/18-100
(10 ILCS 5/18-100)
Definition of a vote.
(a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for the purpose of this
Article, a person casts a valid vote on a punch card ballot when:
(1) A chad on the card has at least one corner
(2) The fibers of paper on at least one edge of the
chad are broken in a way that permits unimpeded light to be seen through the card; or
(3) An indentation on the chad from the stylus or
other object is present and indicates a clearly ascertainable intent of the voter to vote based on the totality of the circumstances, including but not limited to any pattern or frequency of indentations on other ballot positions from the same ballot card.
(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. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05.)
10 ILCS 5/Art. 18A
(10 ILCS 5/Art. 18A heading)
10 ILCS 5/18A-2
(10 ILCS 5/18A-2)
Application of Article.
In addition to and notwithstanding any
other law to the contrary, the procedures in this Article shall govern
(Source: P.A. 93-574, eff. 8-21-03.)