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10 ILCS 5/24A-16

    (10 ILCS 5/24A-16) (from Ch. 46, par. 24A-16)
    Sec. 24A-16. The State Board of Elections shall approve all voting systems provided by this Article.
    No voting system shall be approved unless it fulfills the following requirements:
        (1) It enables a voter to vote in absolute secrecy;
        (2) (Blank);
        (3) It enables a voter to vote a ticket selected in
part from the nominees of one party, and in part from the nominees of any or all parties, and in part from independent candidates and in part of candidates whose names are written in by the voter;
        (4) It enables a voter to vote a written or printed
ticket of his own selection for any person for any office for whom he may desire to vote;
        (5) It will reject all votes for an office or upon a
proposition when the voter has cast more votes for such office or upon such proposition than he is entitled to cast;
        (5.5) It will identify when a voter has not voted for
all statewide constitutional offices;
        (6) It will accommodate all propositions to be
submitted to the voters in the form provided by law or, where no such form is provided, then in brief form, not to exceed 75 words;
        (7) It will accommodate the tabulation programming
requirements of Sections 24A-6.2, 24B-6.2, and 24C-6.2.
    The State Board of Elections shall not approve any voting equipment or system that includes an external Infrared Data Association (IrDA) communications port.
    The State Board of Elections is authorized to withdraw its approval of a voting system if the system fails to fulfill the above requirements.
    The vendor, person, or other private entity shall be solely responsible for the production and cost of: all application fees; all ballots; additional temporary workers; and other equipment or facilities needed and used in the testing of the vendor's, person's, or other private entity's respective equipment and software.
    Any voting system vendor, person, or other private entity seeking the State Board of Elections' approval of a voting system shall, as part of the approval application, submit to the State Board a non-refundable fee. The State Board of Elections by rule shall establish an appropriate fee structure, taking into account the type of voting system approval that is requested (such as approval of a new system, a modification of an existing system, the size of the modification, etc.). No voting system or modification of a voting system shall be approved unless the fee is paid.
    No vendor, person, or other entity may sell, lease, or loan, or have a written contract, including a contract contingent upon State Board approval of the voting system or voting system component, to sell, lease, or loan, a voting system or voting system component to any election jurisdiction unless the voting system or voting system component is first approved by the State Board of Elections pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)