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Full Text of HB2808  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Brad Halbrook


10 ILCS 5/4-50

    Amends the Election Code. Requires a grace period registrant to also present identification upon which his or her date of birth appears.

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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 4-50 as follows:
6    (10 ILCS 5/4-50)
7    Sec. 4-50. Grace period. Notwithstanding any other
8provision of this Code to the contrary, each election
9authority shall establish procedures for the registration of
10voters and for change of address during the period from the
11close of registration for an election until and including the
12day of the election. During this grace period, an unregistered
13qualified elector may register to vote, and a registered voter
14may submit a change of address form, in person in the office of
15the election authority, at a permanent polling place
16established under Section 19A-10, at any other early voting
17site beginning 15 days prior to the election, at a polling
18place on election day, or at a voter registration location
19specifically designated for this purpose by the election
20authority. In addition to the registration requirements in
21Section 4-10, a grace period registrant must present
22identification upon which the registrant's date of birth
23appears. Grace period registration and changes of address



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1shall also be conducted for eligible residents in connection
2with voting at facilities under Section 19-12.2 of this Code.
3The election authority shall register that individual, or
4change a registered voter's address, in the same manner as
5otherwise provided by this Article for registration and change
6of address.
7    If a voter who registers or changes address during this
8grace period wishes to vote at the election or primary
9occurring during the grace period, he or she must do so by
10grace period voting. The election authority shall offer
11in-person grace period voting at the authority's office, any
12permanent polling place established under Section 19A-10, and
13at any other early voting site beginning 15 days prior to the
14election, at a polling place on election day, where grace
15period registration is required by this Section; and may offer
16in-person grace period voting at additional hours and
17locations specifically designated for the purpose of grace
18period voting by the election authority. The election
19authority may allow grace period voting by mail only if the
20election authority has no ballots prepared at the authority's
21office. Grace period voting shall be in a manner substantially
22similar to voting under Article 19A.
23    Within one day after a voter casts a grace period ballot,
24or within one day after the ballot is received by the election
25authority if the election authority allows grace period voting
26by mail, the election authority shall transmit by electronic



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1means pursuant to a process established by the State Board of
2Elections the voter's name, street address, e-mail address,
3and precinct, ward, township, and district numbers, as the
4case may be, to the State Board of Elections, which shall
5maintain those names and that information in an electronic
6format on its website, arranged by county and accessible to
7State and local political committees. The name of each person
8issued a grace period ballot shall also be placed on the
9appropriate precinct list of persons to whom vote by mail and
10early ballots have been issued, for use as provided in
11Sections 17-9 and 18-5.
12    A person who casts a grace period ballot shall not be
13permitted to revoke that ballot and vote another ballot with
14respect to that primary or election. Ballots cast by persons
15who register or change address during the grace period at a
16location other than their designated polling place on election
17day must be transmitted to and counted at the election
18authority's central ballot counting location and shall not be
19transmitted to and counted at precinct polling places. The
20grace period ballots determined to be valid shall be added to
21the vote totals for the precincts for which they were cast in
22the order in which the ballots were opened.
23    In counties with a population of less than 100,000 that do
24not have electronic poll books, the election authority may opt
25out of registration in the polling place if the election
26authority establishes grace period registration and voting at



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1other sites on election day at the following sites: (i) the
2election authority's main office and (ii) a polling place in
3each municipality where 20% or more of the county's residents
4reside if the election authority's main office is not located
5in that municipality. The election authority may establish
6other grace period registration and voting sites on election
7day provided that the election authority has met the notice
8requirements of Section 19A-25 for permanent and temporary
9early voting sites.
10(Source: P.A. 100-442, eff. 8-25-17.)