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(10 ILCS 5/) Election Code.

10 ILCS 5/17-33

    (10 ILCS 5/17-33) (from Ch. 46, par. 17-33)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 17-43. Voting.
    (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 of Elections.
    (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)
    Sec. 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
detached from the card;
        (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)

10 ILCS 5/18-1

    (10 ILCS 5/18-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 18-1)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 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.)