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10 ILCS 5/24A-14

    (10 ILCS 5/24A-14) (from Ch. 46, par. 24A-14)
    Sec. 24A-14. Damaged, defective, or unreadable ballots; duplicates. If any ballot is damaged, defective, or cannot otherwise properly be counted by the automatic tabulating equipment, a true duplicate copy shall be made of the ballot in the presence of witnesses and substituted for the damaged ballot. Likewise, a duplicate ballot shall not include the invalid votes appearing on the original ballot. All duplicate ballots shall be clearly labeled "duplicate", shall bear a serial number which shall be registered on the damaged, defective, or otherwise unreadable ballot, and shall be counted in lieu of the damaged, defective, or otherwise unreadable ballot.
(Source: P.A. 102-819, eff. 5-13-22.)