(10 ILCS 5/2B-55)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 2B-55. Additional duties of the State Board of Elections.
    (a) No later than 2 business days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, the State Board of Elections shall post on its official website an application for an official vote by mail ballot for the 2020 general election. The application shall be available at https://elections.il.gov/electionoperations/ VotingByMail.aspx. Any applications received by the State Board of Elections shall be transmitted within 2 business days of receipt to the appropriate election authority.
    (b) Within 5 business days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, the State Board of Elections shall modify the online voter registration system to allow any new registrant to apply for a vote by mail ballot when completing online voter registration. Any new registrant that requests a vote by mail ballot when registering shall be eligible to request and receive a vote by mail ballot for the 2020 general election without submitting an additional application.
    (c) Within 10 business days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, the State Board of Elections shall provide notice to all election authorities of the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly and the actions each election authority must take to comply with this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly. A copy of this notice shall be made available on the State Board of Election's official website.
    (d) The State Board of Elections shall transmit to the Secretary of State, in the format requested by the Secretary of State, a complete list of the names and addresses submitted to the State Board of Elections by the election authorities in accordance with subsection (a) of Section 2B-50. The first transmission shall be sent no later than September 5, 2020 and the second transmission no later than October 5, 2020. Upon request, the lists shall also be made available by the State Board of Elections to State and local political committees and candidates upon request.
    (e) Except as provided in this Article, the State Board of Elections does not need to adopt rules to administer or enforce the duties and requirements set forth in this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly but may adopt such emergency rules if deemed necessary by the State Board of Elections. The absence of rules or emergency rules does not eliminate or reduce the rights, duties, or responsibilities set forth in this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 101-642, eff. 6-16-20.)