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Public Act 101-0624


 

Public Act 0624 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0624
 
SB1970 EnrolledLRB101 11083 SMS 56292 b

    AN ACT concerning elections.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
Sections 7-42 and 17-15 as follows:
 
    (10 ILCS 5/7-42)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-42)
    Sec. 7-42.
    (a) Any person entitled to vote at such primary shall, on
the day of such primary, with the consent of his employer be
entitled to absent himself from any service or employment in
which he is then engaged or employed for a period of two hours
between the time of opening and closing the polls. The employer
may specify the hours during which said employe may absent
himself.
    (b) Beginning the 15th day before the primary election or
on the day of the primary election, any student entitled to
vote at such primary shall be entitled to be absent from school
for a period of 2 hours during the school day in order to vote.
The school may specify the hours during which the eligible
student may be absent. A student who is absent from school
under this subsection (b) is not considered absent for the
purpose of calculating enrollment under Section 18-8.15 of the
School Code.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)
 
    (10 ILCS 5/17-15)  (from Ch. 46, par. 17-15)
    Sec. 17-15.
    (a) Any person entitled to vote at a general or special
election or at any election at which propositions are submitted
to a popular vote in this State, shall, on the day of such
election, be entitled to absent himself from any services or
employment in which he is then engaged or employed, for a
period of 2 hours between the time of opening and closing the
polls; and such voter shall not because of so absenting himself
be liable to any penalty; Provided, however, that application
for such leave of absence shall be made prior to the day of
election. The employer may specify the hours during which said
employee may absent himself as aforesaid, except that the
employer must permit a 2-hour absence during working hours if
the employee's working hours begin less than 2 hours after the
opening of the polls and end less than 2 hours before the
closing of the polls. No person or corporation shall refuse to
an employee the privilege hereby conferred, nor shall subject
an employee to a penalty, including a reduction in compensation
due to an absence under this Section, because of the exercise
of such privilege, nor shall directly or indirectly violate the
provisions of this Section.
    (b) Beginning the 15th day before a general or special
election or any election at which propositions are submitted to
a popular vote in this State or on the day of a general or
special election or any election at which propositions are
submitted to a popular vote in this State, any student entitled
to vote at such election shall be entitled to be absent from
school for a period of 2 hours during the school day in order
to vote. The school may specify the hours during which the
eligible student may be absent. A student who is absent from
school under this subsection (b) is not considered absent for
the purpose of calculating enrollment under Section 18-8.15 of
the School Code.
(Source: P.A. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05.)

Effective Date: 6/1/2020