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Public Act 098-0773


 

Public Act 0773 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 098-0773
 
HB3199 EnrolledLRB098 10096 OMW 40255 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
 
    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 Section
11-4.1 as follows:
 
    (10 ILCS 5/11-4.1)  (from Ch. 46, par. 11-4.1)
    Sec. 11-4.1.
    (a) In appointing polling places under this Article, the
county board or board of election commissioners shall, insofar
as they are convenient and available, use schools and other
public buildings as polling places.
    (b) Upon request of the county board or board of election
commissioners, the proper agency of government (including
school districts and units of local government) shall make a
public building under its control available for use as a
polling place on an election day and for a reasonably necessary
time before and after election day, without charge. If the
county board or board of election commissioners chooses a
school to be a polling place, then the school district must
make the school available for use as a polling place. However,
for the day of the election, a school district is encouraged to
(i) close the school or (ii) hold a teachers institute on that
day with students not in attendance may choose to (i) keep the
school open or (ii) hold a teachers institute on that day.
    (c) A government agency which makes a public building under
its control available for use as a polling place shall (i)
ensure the portion of the building to be used as the polling
place is accessible to handicapped and elderly voters and (ii)
allow the election authority to administer the election as
authorized under this Code.
    (d) If a qualified elector's precinct polling place is a
school and the elector will be unable to enter that polling
place without violating Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of
2012 because the elector is a child sex offender as defined in
Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012, that elector may
vote by absentee ballot in accordance with Article 19 of this
Code or may vote early in accordance with Article 19A of this
Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/18/2014