Bill Status of SB0315  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura M. Murphy and Ann Gillespie

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/2/2023SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/1-3from Ch. 46, par. 1-3
10 ILCS 5/7-46from Ch. 46, par. 7-46
10 ILCS 5/7-52from Ch. 46, par. 7-52
10 ILCS 5/7-53from Ch. 46, par. 7-53
10 ILCS 5/7-56from Ch. 46, par. 7-56
10 ILCS 5/7-59from Ch. 46, par. 7-59
10 ILCS 5/16-3from Ch. 46, par. 16-3
10 ILCS 5/17-11from Ch. 46, par. 17-11
10 ILCS 5/17-18from Ch. 46, par. 17-18
10 ILCS 5/18-5from Ch. 46, par. 18-5
10 ILCS 5/18-9from Ch. 46, par. 18-9
10 ILCS 5/21-2from Ch. 46, par. 21-2
10 ILCS 5/22-7from Ch. 46, par. 22-7
10 ILCS 5/Art. 22A heading new
10 ILCS 5/22A-1 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-5 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-10 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-15 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-20 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-25 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-30 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-35 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-40 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-45 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-50 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-55 new
10 ILCS 5/22A-60 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Ranked Choice Voting Article in the Election Code. Provides that members of the General Assembly and the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, State Treasurer, Judge of the Supreme, Appellate, and Circuit Court, United States Representative, United States Senator, and President of the United States shall be elected by ranked choice voting. Allows the voter to rank the candidates for an office in order of preference. Provides that elections in which ranked choice voting is used with other methods, if possible, the same ballot must be used for all offices being voted on, with the different methods of voting clearly separated on the ballot. Provides tabulation procedures for first ranked choices and any subsequent rounds of voting required. Provides that if 2 or more candidates are tied and tabulation cannot continue until the candidate with the fewest votes is defeated, provides for the defeated candidate to be chosen by lot. Allows an election authority to resolve prospective ties between candidates before the election. Allows an election authority to modify the tabulation of ranked choice voting to include batch elimination. Provides that for elections using ranked choice voting, precinct returns must include the number of votes in the first ranking for each candidate. Allows the State Board of Elections and election authorities to modify the processes for precinct returns to allow for compliance with the provisions. Provides the State Board of Elections rulemaking authority to implement the provisions of the Article. Makes other and conforming changes throughout the Code.

DateChamber Action
  2/2/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  2/2/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/2/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/17/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie