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Full Text of SB3429  102nd General Assembly

SB3429 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB3429

 

Introduced 1/18/2022, by Sen. John Connor

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
10 ILCS 5/1-4.5 new

    Amends the Election Code. Requires the State Board of Elections to develop a program or enter into a contract with a third-party developer to create a program that allows petition signatures to be collected on mobile and tablet electronic devices. Provides that the program shall be made available, free of charge, to all political committees that have filed statements of organization with the Board. Provides the requirements for the program.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning elections.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by adding Section
51-4.5 as follows:
 
6    (10 ILCS 5/1-4.5 new)
7    Sec. 1-4.5. Digital petition signatures. The Board shall
8either develop a program or enter into a contract with a
9third-party developer to create a program that allows petition
10signatures to be collected on mobile and tablet electronic
11devices.
12    The program shall be made available, free of charge, to
13all political committees that have filed statements of
14organization with the Board.
15    The user facing portion of the program shall be
16downloadable in the form of a mobile or tablet application.
17The application must be downloadable from at least the 2
18largest digital distribution platforms for mobile
19applications.
20    The program, at a minimum, must be able to:
21        (1) determine whether a signer is already registered;
22        (2) allow the signer to register or update his or her
23    registration;

 

 

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1        (3) determine whether a signer lives in the
2    jurisdiction of the petition for which he or she is
3    signing;
4        (4) determine if the signer has already signed another
5    petition for the same office if that office precludes
6    signing multiple petitions;
7        (5) collect the signature of the signer;
8        (6) record the date and time of the signature;
9        (7) record the circulators information; and
10        (8) email the signer a confirmation of his or her
11    signature, the date and time, what petition he or she
12    signed for, and a list of all the other petitions the
13    signer has signed during that election cycle using the
14    program.