Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Election Code. Extends the "incapacitated voter" provisions to residents of State-operated and federally-operated veterans' homes, hospitals, and facilities located in Illinois in order to qualify for absentee ballots in multiple elections and to require that absentee voting be conducted at the homes, hospitals, and facilities.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Removes references to State-operated veterans' homes, hospitals, and facilities. Defines "federally-operated veterans' home, hospital, or facility" as the long-term care facilities at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Illiana Health Care System, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Marion VA Medical Center, and Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Removes a requirement from the introduced bill that the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall certify to the State Board of Elections a list of the State-operated and federally-operated veterans' homes, hospitals, and facilities located in Illinois.