Illinois Compiled Statutes
Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts
soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide
Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.
ELECTIONS10 ILCS 5/17-33
(10 ILCS 5/) Election Code.
(10 ILCS 5/17-33)
(from Ch. 46, par. 17-33)
Each election authority shall render a bill to the State
Board of Elections for the increase in compensation provided in Public Acts
81-850 and 81-1149, to the political subdivisions for the total costs
and expenses of said emergency referenda and special elections, and to
each municipality with a population of 5000 or less which has determined
that established political parties, within the meaning of Section 10-2, shall
nominate candidates for municipal office in such municipality by primary in
accordance with Article 7. The election authority shall also transmit a
copy of such bills to the county treasurer or the municipal treasurer as the case may be.
Any dispute regarding the amount of election expenses billed to a
political subdivision under this Section shall be arbitrated by the
State Board of Elections. The decision of the State Board of Elections
in such an arbitration shall be enforceable against both the political
subdivision and the county, and such decision shall be a final
administrative decision for purposes of review under the
Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 83-1337.)
10 ILCS 5/17-43
(10 ILCS 5/17-43)
(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 17, 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 7-11 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 5/17-100
(10 ILCS 5/17-100)
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. 18
(10 ILCS 5/Art. 18 heading)
CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS AND
MAKING RETURNS (IN MUNICIPALITIES UNDER
JURISDICTION OF BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS)
10 ILCS 5/18-1
(10 ILCS 5/18-1)
(from Ch. 46, par. 18-1)
The provisions of this Article 18 shall be applicable only to
and in municipalities operating under Article 6 of this Act.
At every election in any municipality operating under Article 6 of this
Act, each of the political parties shall have the right to designate a
canvasser for each election precinct, who may make a canvass of the
precinct in which he is appointed to act, not less than 20 nor more than 31
days previous to such election, for the purpose of ascertaining the names
and addresses of the legal voters residing in such precinct. An authority
signed by the executive director of the board of election
commissioners, shall be
sufficient evidence of the right of such canvasser to make a canvass of the
precinct in which he is appointed to act. The executive director of the board of
election commissioners shall issue such certificate of authority to any
person designated in a written request signed by the recognized chairman or
presiding officer of the chief managing committee of a political party in
such city, village or incorporated town; and a record shall be kept in the
office of the election commissioners of all appointments of such
canvassers. In making such canvass no person shall refuse to answer
questions and give the information asked for and known to him or her.
(Source: P.A. 82-373.)
10 ILCS 5/18-2
(10 ILCS 5/18-2)
(from Ch. 46, par. 18-2)
In any municipality operating under Article 6 of this Act,
the election polls shall be open at 6:00 a.m., and
continued open until 7:00 p.m., of the same day, at
which time the polls shall be closed, and no judge shall be behind time
for more than 15 minutes after the time for opening such polls. Any
judge may absent himself for a reasonable time but only during the
casting of ballots, and upon leaving and returning, the judge shall sign
a time sheet indicating the period of his absence. When absent for any
cause, the judge shall authorize some one of the same political party
with himself to act for him until his return.
(Source: P.A. 81-850; 81-1149.)