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Public Act 096-0441


 

Public Act 0441 96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 096-0441
 
HB0267 Enrolled LRB096 04489 JAM 14541 b

    AN ACT concerning elections.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
Sections 4-50, 5-50, and 6-100 as follows:
 
    (10 ILCS 5/4-50)
    Sec. 4-50. Grace period. Notwithstanding any other
provision of this Code to the contrary, each election authority
shall establish procedures for the registration of voters and
for change of address during the period from the close of
registration for a primary or election and until the 7th 14th
day before the primary or election. During this grace period,
an unregistered qualified elector may register to vote, and a
registered voter may submit a change of address form, in person
in the office of the election authority or at a voter
registration location specifically designated for this purpose
by the election authority. The election authority shall
register that individual, or change a registered voter's
address, in the same manner as otherwise provided by this
Article for registration and change of address.
    If a voter who registers or changes address during this
grace period wishes to vote at the first election or primary
occurring after the grace period, he or she must do so by grace
period voting, either in person in the office of the election
authority or at a location specifically designated for this
purpose by the election authority, or by mail, at the
discretion of the election authority. Grace period voting shall
be in a manner substantially similar to voting under Article
19.
    Within one day after a voter casts a grace period ballot,
the election authority shall transmit the voter's name, street
address, and precinct, ward, township, and district numbers, as
the case may be, to the State Board of Elections, which shall
maintain those names and that information in an electronic
format on its website, arranged by county and accessible to
State and local political committees. The name of each person
issued a grace period ballot shall also be placed on the
appropriate precinct list of persons to whom absentee and early
ballots have been issued, for use as provided in Sections 17-9
and 18-5.
    A person who casts a grace period ballot shall not be
permitted to revoke that ballot and vote another ballot with
respect to that primary or election. Ballots cast by persons
who register or change address during the grace period must be
transmitted to and counted at the election authority's central
ballot counting location and shall not be transmitted to and
counted at precinct polling places. The grace period ballots
determined to be valid shall be added to the vote totals for
the precincts for which they were cast in the order in which
the ballots were opened.
(Source: P.A. 93-1082, eff. 7-1-05; 94-1000, eff. 7-3-06.)
 
    (10 ILCS 5/5-50)
    Sec. 5-50. Grace period. Notwithstanding any other
provision of this Code to the contrary, each election authority
shall establish procedures for the registration of voters and
for change of address during the period from the close of
registration for a primary or election and until the 7th 14th
day before the primary or election. During this grace period,
an unregistered qualified elector may register to vote, and a
registered voter may submit a change of address form, in person
in the office of the election authority or at a voter
registration location specifically designated for this purpose
by the election authority. The election authority shall
register that individual, or change a registered voter's
address, in the same manner as otherwise provided by this
Article for registration and change of address.
     If a voter who registers or changes address during this
grace period wishes to vote at the first election or primary
occurring after the grace period, he or she must do so by grace
period voting, either in person in the office of the election
authority or at a location specifically designated for this
purpose by the election authority, or by mail, at the
discretion of the election authority. Grace period voting shall
be in a manner substantially similar to voting under Article
19.
    Within one day after a voter casts a grace period ballot,
the election authority shall transmit the voter's name, street
address, and precinct, ward, township, and district numbers, as
the case may be, to the State Board of Elections, which shall
maintain those names and that information in an electronic
format on its website, arranged by county and accessible to
State and local political committees. The name of each person
issued a grace period ballot shall also be placed on the
appropriate precinct list of persons to whom absentee and early
ballots have been issued, for use as provided in Sections 17-9
and 18-5.
    A person who casts a grace period ballot shall not be
permitted to revoke that ballot and vote another ballot with
respect to that primary or election. Ballots cast by persons
who register or change address during the grace period must be
transmitted to and counted at the election authority's central
ballot counting location and shall not be transmitted to and
counted at precinct polling places. The grace period ballots
determined to be valid shall be added to the vote totals for
the precincts for which they were cast in the order in which
the ballots were opened.
(Source: P.A. 93-1082, eff. 7-1-05; 94-1000, eff. 7-3-06.)
 
    (10 ILCS 5/6-100)
    Sec. 6-100. Grace period. Notwithstanding any other
provision of this Code to the contrary, each election authority
shall establish procedures for the registration of voters and
for change of address during the period from the close of
registration for a primary or election and until the 7th 14th
day before the primary or election. During this grace period,
an unregistered qualified elector may register to vote, and a
registered voter may submit a change of address form, in person
in the office of the election authority or at a voter
registration location specifically designated for this purpose
by the election authority. The election authority shall
register that individual, or change a registered voter's
address, in the same manner as otherwise provided by this
Article for registration and change of address.
    If a voter who registers or changes address during this
grace period wishes to vote at the first election or primary
occurring after the grace period, he or she must do so by grace
period voting, either in person in the office of the election
authority or at a location specifically designated for this
purpose by the election authority, or by mail, at the
discretion of the election authority. Grace period voting shall
be in a manner substantially similar to voting under Article
19.
    Within one day after a voter casts a grace period ballot,
the election authority shall transmit the voter's name, street
address, and precinct, ward, township, and district numbers, as
the case may be, to the State Board of Elections, which shall
maintain those names and that information in an electronic
format on its website, arranged by county and accessible to
State and local political committees. The name of each person
issued a grace period ballot shall also be placed on the
appropriate precinct list of persons to whom absentee and early
ballots have been issued, for use as provided in Sections 17-9
and 18-5.
    A person who casts a grace period ballot shall not be
permitted to revoke that ballot and vote another ballot with
respect to that primary or election. Ballots cast by persons
who register or change address during the grace period must be
transmitted to and counted at the election authority's central
ballot counting location and shall not be transmitted to and
counted at precinct polling places. The grace period ballots
determined to be valid shall be added to the vote totals for
the precincts for which they were cast in the order in which
the ballots were opened.
(Source: P.A. 93-1082, eff. 7-1-05; 94-1000, eff. 7-3-06.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2010