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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 changing
5Section 19A-20 as follows:
6    (10 ILCS 5/19A-20)
7    Sec. 19A-20. Temporary branch polling places.
8    (a) In addition to permanent polling places for early
9voting, the election authority may establish temporary branch
10polling places for early voting.
11    (b) The provisions of subsection (b) of Section 19A-15 do
12not apply to a temporary polling place. Voting at a temporary
13branch polling place may be conducted on any one or more days
14and during any hours within the period for early voting by
15personal appearance that are determined by the election
17    (c) The schedules for conducting voting do not need to be
18uniform among the temporary branch polling places.
19    (d) The legal rights and remedies which inure to the owner
20or lessor of private property are not impaired or otherwise
21affected by the leasing of the property for use as a temporary
22branch polling place for early voting, except to the extent
23necessary to conduct early voting at that location.



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1    (e) In a county with a population of:
2         (1) 3,000,000 or more, the election authority in the
3    county shall establish a temporary branch polling place
4    under this Section in the county jail. Only a resident of a
5    county who is in custody at the county jail and who has not
6    been convicted of the offense for which the resident is in
7    custody is eligible to vote at a temporary branch polling
8    place established under this paragraph (1) subsection. The
9    temporary branch polling place established under this
10    paragraph (1) subsection shall allow a voter to vote in
11    the same elections that the voter would be entitled to
12    vote in where the voter resides. To the maximum extent
13    feasible, voting booths or screens shall be provided to
14    ensure the privacy of the voter.
15        (2) less than 3,000,000, the sheriff may establish a
16    temporary branch polling place at the county jail. Only a
17    resident of a county who is in custody at the county jail
18    and who has not been convicted of the offense for which the
19    resident is in custody is eligible to vote at a temporary
20    branch polling place established under this paragraph (2),
21    and only inmate access is permitted at such a temporary
22    polling location.
23    All provisions of this Code applicable to pollwatchers
24shall apply to a temporary branch polling place under this
25subsection (e), subject to approval from the election
26authority and the county jail, except that nonpartisan



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1pollwatchers shall be limited to one per division within the
2jail instead of one per precinct. A county that establishes a
3temporary branch polling place inside a county jail in
4accordance with this subsection (e) shall adhere to all
5requirements of this subsection (e). All requirements of the
6federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Sections 203 and 208 of
7the federal Americans with Disabilities Act shall apply to
8this subsection (e).
9(Source: P.A. 101-442, eff. 1-1-20.)
10    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,