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Full Text of SB0593  102nd General Assembly


Rep. Terra Costa Howard

Filed: 5/10/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 593 on page 9,
3line 10, after "19-1," by inserting "19-4,"; and
4on page 16, immediately below line 13, by inserting the
6    "(10 ILCS 5/19-4)   (from Ch. 46, par. 19-4)
7    Sec. 19-4. Mailing or delivery of ballots; time.
8Immediately upon the receipt of such application either by
9mail or electronic means, not more than 90 days nor less than 5
10days prior to such election, or by personal delivery not more
11than 90 days nor less than one day prior to such election, at
12the office of such election authority, it shall be the duty of
13such election authority to examine the records to ascertain
14whether or not such applicant is lawfully entitled to vote as
15requested, including a verification of the applicant's
16signature by comparison with the signature on the official



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1registration record card, and if found so to be entitled to
2vote, to post within one business day thereafter the name,
3street address, ward and precinct number or township and
4district number, as the case may be, of such applicant given on
5a list, the pages of which are to be numbered consecutively to
6be kept by such election authority for such purpose in a
7conspicuous, open and public place accessible to the public at
8the entrance of the office of such election authority, and in
9such a manner that such list may be viewed without necessity of
10requesting permission therefor. Within one day after posting
11the name and other information of an applicant for a vote by
12mail ballot, the election authority shall transmit by
13electronic means pursuant to a process established by the
14State Board of Elections that name and other posted
15information to the State Board of Elections, which shall
16maintain those names and other information in an electronic
17format on its website, arranged by county and accessible to
18State and local political committees. Within 2 business days
19after posting a name and other information on the list within
20its office, but no sooner than 40 days before an election, the
21election authority shall mail, postage prepaid, or deliver in
22person in such office an official ballot or ballots if more
23than one are to be voted at said election. Mail delivery of
24Temporarily Absent Student ballot applications pursuant to
25Section 19-12.3 shall be by nonforwardable mail. However, for
26the consolidated election, vote by mail ballots for certain



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1precincts may be delivered to applicants not less than 25 days
2before the election if so much time is required to have
3prepared and printed the ballots containing the names of
4persons nominated for offices at the consolidated primary. The
5election authority shall enclose with each vote by mail ballot
6or application written instructions on how voting assistance
7shall be provided pursuant to Section 17-14 and a document,
8written and approved by the State Board of Elections,
9informing the vote by mail voter of the required postage for
10returning the application and ballot, and enumerating the
11circumstances under which a person is authorized to vote by
12vote by mail ballot pursuant to this Article; such document
13shall also include a statement informing the applicant that if
14he or she falsifies or is solicited by another to falsify his
15or her eligibility to cast a vote by mail ballot, such
16applicant or other is subject to penalties pursuant to Section
1729-10 and Section 29-20 of the Election Code. Each election
18authority shall maintain a list of the name, street address,
19ward and precinct, or township and district number, as the
20case may be, of all applicants who have returned vote by mail
21ballots to such authority, and the name of such vote by mail
22voter shall be added to such list within one business day from
23receipt of such ballot. If the vote by mail ballot envelope
24indicates that the voter was assisted in casting the ballot,
25the name of the person so assisting shall be included on the
26list. The list, the pages of which are to be numbered



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1consecutively, shall be kept by each election authority in a
2conspicuous, open, and public place accessible to the public
3at the entrance of the office of the election authority and in
4a manner that the list may be viewed without necessity of
5requesting permission for viewing.
6    Each election authority shall maintain a list for each
7election of the voters to whom it has issued vote by mail
8ballots. The list shall be maintained for each precinct within
9the jurisdiction of the election authority. Prior to the
10opening of the polls on election day, the election authority
11shall deliver to the judges of election in each precinct the
12list of registered voters in that precinct to whom vote by mail
13ballots have been issued by mail.
14    Each election authority shall maintain a list for each
15election of voters to whom it has issued temporarily absent
16student ballots. The list shall be maintained for each
17election jurisdiction within which such voters temporarily
18abide. Immediately after the close of the period during which
19application may be made by mail or electronic means for vote by
20mail ballots, each election authority shall mail to each other
21election authority within the State a certified list of all
22such voters temporarily abiding within the jurisdiction of the
23other election authority.
24    In the event that the return address of an application for
25ballot by a physically incapacitated elector is that of a
26facility licensed or certified under the Nursing Home Care



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1Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013,
2the ID/DD Community Care Act, or the MC/DD Act, within the
3jurisdiction of the election authority, and the applicant is a
4registered voter in the precinct in which such facility is
5located, the ballots shall be prepared and transmitted to a
6responsible judge of election no later than 9 a.m. on the
7Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday immediately preceding the
8election as designated by the election authority under Section
919-12.2. Such judge shall deliver in person on the designated
10day the ballot to the applicant on the premises of the facility
11from which application was made. The election authority shall
12by mail notify the applicant in such facility that the ballot
13will be delivered by a judge of election on the designated day.
14    All applications for vote by mail ballots shall be
15available at the office of the election authority for public
16inspection upon request from the time of receipt thereof by
17the election authority until 30 days after the election,
18except during the time such applications are kept in the
19office of the election authority pursuant to Section 19-7, and
20except during the time such applications are in the possession
21of the judges of election.
22    Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the
23contrary, pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 30 of the
24Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence,
25Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, or Stalking Act, neither
26the name nor the address of a program participant under that



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1Act shall be included in any list of registered voters
2available to the public, including the lists referenced in
3this Section.
4(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13; 98-115, eff. 7-29-13;
598-756, eff. 7-16-14; 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15; 99-180, eff.
67-29-15; 99-522, eff. 6-30-16.)".