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Full Text of HB2461  102nd General Assembly

HB2461 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB2461

 

Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
10 ILCS 5/19-6  from Ch. 46, par. 19-6

    Amends the Election Code. Requires that the envelope of a vote by mail ballot is also endorsed by a resident of the voter's address of registration to verify the voter's identity and residence. Provides that alternatively, if no other person resides at the voter's address of registration or is available to endorse the envelope, a resident of the voter's precinct may endorse the envelope or the voter may provide with the ballot the voter's utility bill or lease to verify identity and residency.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning elections.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
5Section 19-6 as follows:
 
6    (10 ILCS 5/19-6)  (from Ch. 46, par. 19-6)
7    Sec. 19-6. Such vote by mail voter shall make and
8subscribe to the certifications provided for in the
9application and on the return envelope for the ballot, and
10such ballot or ballots shall be folded by such voter in the
11manner required to be folded before depositing the same in the
12ballot box, and be deposited in such envelope and the envelope
13securely sealed. The voter shall then endorse his certificate
14upon the back of the envelope. A resident of the voter's
15address of registration must also endorse the envelope to
16verify the voter's identity and residency. Alternatively, if
17no other person resides at the voter's address of registration
18or is available to endorse the envelope, a resident of the
19voter's precinct may endorse the envelope or the voter may
20provide with the ballot the voter's utility bill or lease to
21verify identity and residency. The and the envelope shall be
22mailed in person by such voter, postage prepaid, to the
23election authority issuing the ballot or, if more convenient,

 

 

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1it may be delivered in person, by either the voter or by any
2person authorized by the voter, or by a company licensed as a
3motor carrier of property by the Illinois Commerce Commission
4under the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law, which is
5engaged in the business of making deliveries. It shall be
6unlawful for any person not the voter or a person authorized by
7the voter to take the ballot and ballot envelope of a voter for
8deposit into the mail unless the ballot has been issued
9pursuant to application by a physically incapacitated elector
10under Section 3-3 or a hospitalized voter under Section 19-13,
11in which case any employee or person under the direction of the
12facility in which the elector or voter is located may deposit
13the ballot and ballot envelope into the mail. If the voter
14authorized a person to deliver the ballot to the election
15authority, the voter and the person authorized to deliver the
16ballot shall complete the authorization printed on the
17exterior envelope supplied by an election authority for the
18return of the vote by mail ballot. The exterior of the envelope
19supplied by an election authority for the return of the vote by
20mail ballot shall include an authorization in substantially
21the following form:
 
22    I ............ (voter) authorize ............... to take
23the necessary steps to have this ballot delivered promptly to
24the office of the election authority.
 

 

 

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1.......................              ........................
2         Date                           Signature of voter
 
3...............................................
4Printed Name of Authorized Delivery Agent
 
5...............................................
6Signature of Authorized Delivery Agency
 
7...............................................
8Date Delivered to the Election Authority
9(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15.)