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Full Text of HB4400  102nd General Assembly

HB4400 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB4400

 

Introduced 1/21/2022, by Rep. Chris Bos

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
10 ILCS 5/1A-70 new

    Amends the Election Code. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall create a policy to be instituted by each election authority concerning the chain of custody and secure storage of vote by mail ballots. Provides that the policy shall include: (i) procedures to destroy a ballot if a voter returns a vote by mail ballot and votes in person at the same election; (ii) reporting requirements of the number of vote by mail ballots received, rejected, or destroyed due to in-person voting; and (iii) the creation of a public database to publish data provided by election authorities.


LRB102 21881 HLH 31002 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

HB4400LRB102 21881 HLH 31002 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 Section
51A-70 as follows:
 
6    (10 ILCS 5/1A-70 new)
7    Sec. 1A-70. Vote by mail ballots; chain of custody;
8security. The State Board of Elections shall create a policy
9to be instituted by each election authority concerning the
10chain of custody and secure storage of vote by mail ballots.
11The policy shall include:
12        (1) procedures to destroy a ballot if a voter returns
13    a vote by mail ballot and votes in person at the same
14    election;
15        (2) reporting requirements of the number of vote by
16    mail ballots received, rejected, or destroyed due to
17    in-person voting; and
18        (3) the creation of a public database to publish data
19    provided by election authorities.