Provided, that the days on which such office shall be open and the
hours of opening and closing of the office of the county clerk may be
changed and otherwise fixed and determined by the county board of any
county. Any such action taken by the county board shall be by an
appropriate resolution passed at a regular meeting.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, when any
election is held and the results of such election
are required by law to be returned to the county clerk, the office of
the county clerk shall remain open for the purpose of receiving such
results from the time of opening of the polls until the returns from
each precinct have been received.
Any county clerk who fails to keep the clerk's office open for the purpose of
receiving election returns as required by this Section commits a
business offense, and shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than
(Source: P.A. 101-253, eff. 8-9-19.)