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 1        AN ACT to amend the Election  Code  by  changing  Section
 2    14-1.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  The Election  Code  is  amended  by  changing
 6    Section 14-1 as follows:

 7        (10 ILCS 5/14-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 14-1)
 8        Sec.  14-1.  Selection  of judges of election.  The board
 9    of  election  commissioners  established  or  existing  under
10    Article 6 shall, at the time and in the  manner  provided  in
11    Section  14-3.1,  select and choose 5 electors, men or women,
12    as judges of election for each precinct  in  the  such  city,
13    village or incorporated town.
14        Where  neither voting machines nor electronic, mechanical
15    or electric voting systems are used, the  board  of  election
16    commissioners may, for any precinct with respect to which the
17    board  considers  that  such action necessary or desirable in
18    view of the number of voters, and shall for general elections
19    for any precinct containing more than 600 registered  voters,
20    appoint  in  addition to the 5 judges of election a team of 5
21    tally judges. In those such precincts the judges of  election
22    shall  preside  over  the election during the hours the polls
23    are open, and the tally judges, with the  assistance  of  the
24    holdover  judges designated pursuant to Section 14-5.2, shall
25    count the vote after the closing  of  the  polls.  The  tally
26    judges  shall  possess  the  same qualifications and shall be
27    appointed in the same  manner  and  with  the  same  division
28    between  political  parties  as  is  provided  for  judges of
29    election.  The   foregoing   provisions   relating   to   the
30    appointment of tally judges are inapplicable in counties with
31    a population of 1,000,000 or more.
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 1        To qualify as judges the electors must:
 2        (1) be citizens of the United States;
 3        (2) be of good repute and character;
 4        (3)  be  able  to  speak,  read  and  write  the  English
 5    language;
 6        (4) be skilled in the 4 fundamental rules of arithmetic;
 7        (5) be of good understanding and capable;
 8        (6)  not be candidates for any office at the election and
 9    not be elected committeemen;
10        (7) reside and be entitled to vote  in  the  precinct  in
11    which  they  are  selected  to  serve,  except  that  in each
12    precinct not more  than  one  judge  of  each  party  may  be
13    appointed  from  outside  the  such  precinct.   Any judge so
14    appointed to serve in any precinct in which he or she is  not
15    entitled  to  vote  must be entitled to vote elsewhere within
16    the county that which encompasses the precinct in  which  the
17    such  judge  is  appointed  and the such judge must otherwise
18    meet the qualifications of this Section.
19        The  board  of  election  commissioners  may   select   2
20    additional  judges  of  election,  one from each of the major
21    political parties, for each 200 voters in excess  of  600  in
22    any  precinct  having  more  than 600 voters as authorized by
23    Section  11--3.   These  additional  judges  must  meet   the
24    qualifications prescribed in this Section.
25    (Source: P.A. 80-779.)

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