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ELECTIONS
(10 ILCS 5/) Election Code.

10 ILCS 5/20-10

    (10 ILCS 5/20-10) (from Ch. 46, par. 20-10)
    Sec. 20-10. Pollwatchers shall be permitted to be present during the casting of the vote by mail voters' ballots, each political party, candidate and qualified civic organization shall be entitled to have present one pollwatcher for each panel of election judges therein assigned. Such pollwatchers shall be subject to the same provisions as are provided for pollwatchers in Sections 7-34 and 17-23 of this Code, and shall be permitted to observe the election judges making the signature comparison between that which is on the ballot envelope and that which is on the permanent voter registration record card taken from the master file.
(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15; 99-522, eff. 6-30-16.)

10 ILCS 5/20-11

    (10 ILCS 5/20-11) (from Ch. 46, par. 20-11)
    Sec. 20-11. Whenever it shall be made to appear by due proof to the judges of election that any elector who has marked and forwarded his ballot as provided in this article has died prior to the opening of the polls on the date of the election, then the ballot of such deceased voter shall be returned by the judges of election in the same manner as provided for rejected ballots above; but the casting of the ballot of a deceased voter shall not invalidate the election.
(Source: Laws 1944, 1st S.S., p. 6.)

10 ILCS 5/20-12

    (10 ILCS 5/20-12) (from Ch. 46, par. 20-12)
    Sec. 20-12. In all counties, cities, towns and precincts in which voting machines are used, all the provisions of this Act, and not inconsistent with the provisions of this article, relating to the furnishing of ballot boxes, printing and furnishing official ballots and supplies in such number as provided by law, the canvassing of the ballots and making the proper return of the result of the election, shall, to the extent necessary to make this article effective, apply with full force and effect; Provided, however, that the number of ballots to be printed shall be in the discretion of the election authority.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/20-13

    (10 ILCS 5/20-13) (from Ch. 46, par. 20-13)
    Sec. 20-13. If otherwise qualified to vote, any person not covered by Sections 20-2, 20-2.1 or 20-2.2 of this Article who is not registered to vote and who is temporarily absent from his county of residence, may make special application to the election authority having jurisdiction over his precinct of permanent residence, not less than 5 days before a presidential election, for a vote by mail ballot to vote for the president and vice-president only. Such application shall be furnished by the election authority and shall be in substantially the following form:
    SPECIAL VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT APPLICATION (For use by non-registered Illinois residents temporarily absent from the county to vote for the president and vice-president only)
AFFIDAVIT
    1. I hereby request a vote by mail ballot to vote for the president and vice-president only ......... (insert date of general election)
    2. I am a citizen of the United States and a permanent resident of Illinois.
    3. I have maintained, and still maintain, a permanent abode in Illinois for the past .......... years at: .......... (House) .......... (Number) .......... (Street) .......... (City) .......... (Village) .......... (Town)
    4. I will not be able to regularly register in person as a voter because .................... (Give reason for temporary absence such as "Student", "Temporary job transfer", etc.)
    5. I was born .......... (Month) .......... (Day) .......... (Year) in .................... (State or County);
    6. To be filled in only by a person who is foreign-born (If answer is "yes" in either a. or b. below, fill in appropriate information in c.):
    a. One or both of my parents were United States citizens at the time of my birth?
(
  ) YES ( ) NO)     b. My United States citizenship was derived through an act of the Congress of the United States?
(
  ) YES ( ) NO     c. The name of the court issuing papers and the date thereof upon which my United States citizenship was derived is .................... located in .......... (City) .......... (State) on .......... (Month) .......... (Day) .......... (Year)
    (For persons who derived citizenship through papers issued through a parent or spouse, fill in the following)
    (1) My parents or spouse's name is:
    ......... (First) .......... (Middle) .......... (Last)
    (2) ........ (Month) .......... (Day) .......... (Year)
    is the date of my marriage or my age at which time I derived my citizenship.
    7. I am not registered as a voter in any other county in the State of Illinois or in any other State.
    8. I am not requesting a ballot from any other place and am not voting in any other manner in this election and I have not voted and do not intend to vote in this election at any other address. I request that you mail my ballot to the following address:
    (Print name and complete mailing address)
    .........................................
    .........................................
    .........................................
    9. Under penalties as provided by law pursuant to Article 29 of The Election Code, the undersigned certifies that the statements set forth in this application are true and correct.
......................
Signature of Applicant
    The procedures set forth in Sections 20-4 through 20-12 of this Article, insofar as they may be made applicable, shall be applicable to vote by mail voting under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15.)

10 ILCS 5/20-13.1

    (10 ILCS 5/20-13.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 20-13.1)
    Sec. 20-13.1. Any person not covered by Sections 20-2, 20-2.1 or 20-2.2 of this Article who is registered to vote but who is disqualified from voting because he moved outside his election precinct during the 30 days preceding a presidential election may make special application to the election authority having jurisdiction over his precinct of former residence by mail, not more than 30 nor less than 5 days before a Federal election, or in person in the office of the election authority, not more than 30 nor less than 1 day before a Federal election, for a vote by mail ballot to vote for the president and vice-president only. Such application shall be furnished by the election authority and shall be in substantially the following form:
SPECIAL VOTER APPLICATION
    (For use by registered Illinois voters disqualified for having moved outside their precinct on or after the 30th day preceding the election, to vote for president and vice-president only.)
    1. I hereby request a ballot to vote for president and vice-president only on .......... (insert date of general election).
    2. I am a citizen of the United States and my present address is: .................... (Residence Number) .......... (Street) .................... (City/Village/Township) .......... (County) .......... (State).
    3. As of .......... (Month), .......... (Day), .......... (Year) I was a registered voter at .......... (Residence Number) .......... (Street) .................... (City/Village/Township).
    4. I moved to my present address on .......... (Month) .......... (Day) .......... (Year).
    5. I have not registered to vote from nor have I requested a ballot in any other election jurisdiction in this State or in another State.
    6. (If vote by mail request), I request that you mail the ballot to the following address:
    Print name and complete mailing address.
    ........................................
    ........................................
    ........................................
    Under the penalties as provided by law pursuant to Article 29 of The Election Code, the undersigned certifies that the statements set forth in this application are true and correct.
........................
(Signature of Applicant)
    7. Subscribed and sworn to before me on .......... (Month) .......... (Day) .......... (Year)
........................
(Signature of Official
Administering Oath)
    The procedures set forth in Sections 20-4 through 20-12 of this Article, insofar as they may be made applicable, shall be applicable to vote by mail voting under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15.)

10 ILCS 5/20-14

    (10 ILCS 5/20-14) (from Ch. 46, par. 20-14)
    Sec. 20-14. The foregoing sections of this article shall be deemed to provide a method of registration and of voting in addition to the methods otherwise provided in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 81-953.)