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(10 ILCS 5/6-40)
(from Ch. 46, par. 6-40)
Where verification lists are furnished to the canvassers by the
Board of Election Commissioners, immediately upon completion of the
canvass, the canvassers, or one of them, shall file with the Board of
Election Commissioners the list of registered voters upon which the
canvassers have made notation in the column headed "Remarks" as follows:
"O. K.", if they still reside at the address shown on the registration
list, or "Died", "Moved", or "Changed Name" as the case may be. Such lists
shall be attested to by the canvassers in an attached affidavit. No
canvasser shall be remunerated for services as canvasser until such signed
affidavit is filed with the Board of Election Commissioners.
Upon receipt by the Board of Election Commissioners of the completed
list and the attached affidavit as to the correctness of the list, the
Board of Election Commissioners shall prepare post card "Notices to Show
Cause Why Registration Should not be Cancelled" to send to each voter on
each list after whose name the canvassers have written "Died", "Moved", or
"Changed Name". They shall be sent by mail, and electronic mail if the person whose registration is questioned has provided the election authority with an e-mail address, to those whose registration is
questioned by the Board of Election Commissioners not later than 10 P.M. on
Friday of the week of the canvass. The affidavits made by the canvassers
showing the names and addresses of such canvassers shall be a public record
for 60 days.
The Board of Election Commissioners shall also prepare a correct list of
those registered voters in each precinct who are designated "O.K." in the
remarks column by the canvassers and supplemental lists after the hearings
on "Notices to Show Cause Why Registration Should Not be Cancelled"; such
lists to be called "Printed Register of Registered Voters" of a given date
and supplements thereto.
It shall be the duty of the Board of Election Commissioners when
complaint is made to them, to investigate the action of such canvassers and
to cause them or either of them to be brought before the circuit court and
to prosecute them as for contempt, and also at the discretion of the Board
of Election Commissioners, to cause them to be prosecuted criminally for
such wilful neglect of duty.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)