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Full Text of HB1930  102nd General Assembly

HB1930 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB1930

 

Introduced 2/17/2021, by Rep. Tony McCombie

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
10 ILCS 5/19-2.4 new
10 ILCS 5/19-2.5 new

    Amends the Election Code. Prohibits an election authority from administering a policy that permits the direct mailing of ballots to prospective voters without first the possession of valid applications of those voters. Prohibits an election authority from administering a policy that includes the mass mailing of voter applications for an official ballot without such a policy being first approved by the electorate of that election authority's jurisdiction in a referendum. Provides that the election authority may submit a proposition to the voters at any election, including a special election in accordance with the general election law. Provides the form for the ballot. Provides that if a majority of the voters voting upon the proposition vote in favor of the mass mailing of applications by the election authority, then the election authority may administer such a policy in any future elections; but if a majority of the voters voting upon the proposition vote against the proposition, the election authority may not utilize mass mailing of applications. Effective immediately.


LRB102 10292 SMS 15619 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

HB1930LRB102 10292 SMS 15619 b

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 adding Sections
519-2.4 and 19-2.5 as follows:
 
6    (10 ILCS 5/19-2.4 new)
7    Sec. 19-2.4. Direct mailing of applications; prohibition.
8Notwithstanding any other provision of law, following the
9effective date of this amendatory act of the 102nd General
10Assembly, an election authority may not administer a policy
11that permits the direct mailing of ballots to prospective
12voters without first the possession of valid applications of
13those voters.
 
14    (10 ILCS 5/19-2.5 new)
15    Sec. 19-2.5. Election authority; mass mailing; referendum.
16Notwithstanding any other provision of law, following the
17effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
18Assembly, an election authority may not administer a policy
19that includes the mass mailing of voter applications for an
20official ballot without such a policy being first approved by
21the electorate of that election authority's jurisdiction in a
22referendum.

 

 

HB1930- 2 -LRB102 10292 SMS 15619 b

1    The election authority may submit a proposition to the
2voters at any election, including a special election in
3accordance with the general election law. The ballot shall be
4substantially in the following form:
5    Shall (the election authority) be permitted to administer
6a policy in all future elections that includes the mass
7mailing of voter applications for official ballots or for the
8purposes of absentee voting, mail-in voting, or any other
9substitute for direct voting?...........
10    If a majority of the voters voting upon the aforesaid
11proposition vote in favor of the mass mailing of applications
12by the election authority, then the election authority may
13administer such a policy in any future elections; but if a
14majority of the voters voting upon the proposition vote
15against the proposition, the election authority may not
16utilize mass mailing of applications.
 
17    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18becoming law.