102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/14/2021, by Rep. Jonathan Carroll
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
10 ILCS 5/1-21 new
10 ILCS 5/11-4.1
from Ch. 46, par. 11-4.1
Amends the Election Code. Provides that regardless of whether a
school is used as a polling place, school districts shall close all schools
on the day of a general election. Removes language encouraging a school
district to close a school or hold a teachers institute day on election day
for a school that is used as a polling place.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning elections.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Election Code is amended by changing
Section 11-4.1 and by adding Section 1-21 as follows:
(10 ILCS 5/1-21 new)
Schools closed on election day.
whether a school is used as a polling place under Section
11-4.1, school districts shall close all schools on the day of
a general election.
(10 ILCS 5/11-4.1)
(from Ch. 46, par. 11-4.1)
(a) In appointing polling places under this
county board or board of election commissioners
shall, insofar as they are
convenient and available, use
schools and other public buildings as polling
(b) Upon request of the county board or board of election
the proper agency of government (including
school districts and units of
local government) shall make a
public building under its control available
for use as a
polling place on an election day and for a reasonably
necessary time before and after election day, without charge.
If the county board or board of election commissioners chooses