90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0644
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ELEC CD-ELECTRONIC BALLOTS                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Election Code.  Provides for  the  use  of  electronic      
   ballot  forms on video terminals and data packs for recording votes by      
   election  authorities  using  electronic  voting  systems.   Effective      
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB 644 fails to create a State mandate       
          under the State Mandates Act.                                        
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Elections)                               
          There would be minimal fiscal impact on SBE.                         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Further amends the Election Code to provide that if an electronic      
   ballot form is utilized, instruction may be offered  on  a  designated      
   voting  terminal  provided  that  a  sign is displayed identifying the      
   voting booth in which the instruction terminal is located.   Prohibits      
   absentee  voting  by  electronic  ballot  forms  transmitted by modem.      
   Restores the provision in current law prohibiting the use of an "X", a      
   check mark, or another letter, number, or symbol as a mark to  cast  a      
   vote  when  electronic scanning is used to count votes, but allows the      
   use of those markings in the  case  of  voting  by  electronic  ballot      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          10 ILCS 5/24A-20 new                                                 
        Limits the use of electronic ballot forms to  an  optional  pilot      
   program  for the 1999 consolidated election and primary.  Requires the      
   State Board of Elections to assess  its  success  and  report  to  the      
   General Assembly by January 1, 2000.                                        
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          10 ILCS 5/24A-2                                                      
          10 ILCS 5/24A-5                                                      
          10 ILCS 5/24A-5.1                                                    
          10 ILCS 5/24A-5.2                                                    
          10 ILCS 5/24A-6                                                      
          10 ILCS 5/24A-7                                                      
          10 ILCS 5/24A-8                                                      
          10 ILCS 5/24A-9                                                      
          10 ILCS 5/24A-9.1                                                    
          10 ILCS 5/24A-10.1                                                   
          10 ILCS 5/24A-15.01                                                  
          10 ILCS 5/24A-15.1                                                   
        Deletes everything. Amends the Election Code. Authorizes the           
   State Board of Elections to test direct recording electronic voting         
   systems. Requires the Board to certify the results of any tests to the      
   General Assembly. Effective immediately.                                    
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0745

   Last action date: 98-08-14

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   2


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