(10 ILCS 5/24B-14)
    Sec. 24B-14. Damaged Ballots; Duplicates. If any ballot is damaged or defective so that it cannot properly be counted by the automatic Precinct Tabulation Optical Scan Technology tabulating equipment, a true duplicate copy shall be made of the damaged ballot in the presence of witnesses and substituted for the damaged ballot. Likewise, a duplicate ballot shall be made of a defective ballot which shall not include the invalid votes. All duplicate ballots shall be clearly labeled "Duplicate", shall bear a serial number which shall be registered on the damaged or defective ballot, and shall be counted in lieu of the damaged or defective ballot.
(Source: P.A. 89-394, eff. 1-1-97.)