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Full Text of SB0825  102nd General Assembly


Sen. John Connor

Filed: 4/14/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 825 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1    (c) The schedules for conducting voting do not need to be
2uniform among the temporary branch polling places.
3    (d) The legal rights and remedies which inure to the owner
4or lessor of private property are not impaired or otherwise
5affected by the leasing of the property for use as a temporary
6branch polling place for early voting, except to the extent
7necessary to conduct early voting at that location.
8    (e) In a county with a population of:
9         (1) 3,000,000 or more, the election authority in the
10    county shall establish a temporary branch polling place
11    under this Section in the county jail. Only a resident of a
12    county who is in custody at the county jail and who has not
13    been convicted of the offense for which the resident is in
14    custody is eligible to vote at a temporary branch polling
15    place established under this paragraph (1) subsection. The
16    temporary branch polling place established under this
17    paragraph (1) subsection shall allow a voter to vote in
18    the same elections that the voter would be entitled to
19    vote in where the voter resides. To the maximum extent
20    feasible, voting booths or screens shall be provided to
21    ensure the privacy of the voter.
22        (2) less than 3,000,000, the sheriff may establish a
23    temporary branch polling place at the county jail. Only a
24    resident of a county who is in custody at the county jail
25    and who has not been convicted of the offense for which the
26    resident is in custody is eligible to vote at a temporary



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1    branch polling place established under this paragraph (2),
2    and only inmate access is permitted at such a temporary
3    polling location.
4    All provisions of this Code applicable to pollwatchers
5shall apply to a temporary branch polling place under this
6subsection (e), subject to approval from the election
7authority and the county jail, except that nonpartisan
8pollwatchers shall be limited to one per division within the
9jail instead of one per precinct. A county that establishes a
10temporary branch polling place inside a county jail in
11accordance with this subsection (e) shall adhere to all
12requirements of this subsection (e). All requirements of the
13federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Sections 203 and 208 of
14the federal Americans with Disabilities Act shall apply to
15this subsection (e).
16(Source: P.A. 101-442, eff. 1-1-20.)".