Illinois General Assembly - Full Text of SB3984
Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Full Text of SB3984  102nd General Assembly

SB3984 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB3984

 

Introduced 1/21/2022, by Sen. Robert Peters

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
10 ILCS 5/4-8  from Ch. 46, par. 4-8
10 ILCS 5/4-106 new
10 ILCS 5/5-7  from Ch. 46, par. 5-7
10 ILCS 5/5-106 new
10 ILCS 5/6-35  from Ch. 46, par. 6-35
10 ILCS 5/6-106 new

    Amends the Election Code. Modifies requirements for the registration record card and registration oath. Changes some references to computer tapes or computer discs or other electronic data processing information containing voter registration information to voter registration data. Provides that voter registration records or data shall not be used for any personal, private, or commercial purposes, including specified examples. Provides for criminal penalties for specified unlawful uses. Provides that voter registration records or data shall not be placed for unrestricted access on the internet and provides that specified identification information shall remain confidential. Includes other restrictions on use of voter registration information. Includes provisions concerning release of voter registration records for bona fide election, scholarly, or journalistic purposes. Makes other changes.


LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

SB3984LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 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 changing
5Sections 4-8, 5-7, and 6-35 and by adding Sections 4-106,
65-106, and 6-106 as follows:
 
7    (10 ILCS 5/4-8)  (from Ch. 46, par. 4-8)
8    Sec. 4-8. The county clerk shall provide a sufficient
9number of blank forms for the registration of electors, which
10shall be known as registration record cards and which shall
11consist of loose leaf sheets or cards, of suitable size to
12contain in plain writing and figures the data hereinafter
13required thereon or shall consist of computer cards of
14suitable nature to contain the data required thereon. The
15registration record cards, which shall include an affidavit of
16registration as hereinafter provided, shall be executed in
17duplicate.
18    The registration record card shall contain the following
19and such other information as the county clerk may think it
20proper to require for the identification of the applicant for
21registration:
22    Name. The name of the applicant, given giving surname and
23first or Christian name in full, and the middle name or the

 

 

SB3984- 2 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1initial for such middle name, if any.
2    Sex.
3    Residence. The name and number of the street, avenue, or
4other location of the dwelling, including the apartment, unit
5or room number, if any, and in the case of a mobile home the
6lot number, and such additional clear and definite description
7as may be necessary to determine the exact location of the
8dwelling of the applicant. Where the location cannot be
9determined by street and number, then the section,
10congressional township and range number may be used, or such
11other description as may be necessary, including post-office
12mailing address. In the case of a homeless individual, the
13individual's voting residence that is his or her mailing
14address shall be included on his or her registration record
15card.
16    Term of residence in the State of Illinois and precinct.
17This information shall be furnished by the applicant stating
18the place or places where he resided and the dates during which
19he resided in such place or places during the year next
20preceding the date of the next ensuing election.
21    Nativity. The state or country in which the applicant was
22born.
23    Citizenship. Whether the applicant is native born or
24naturalized. If naturalized, the court, place, and date of
25naturalization.
26    Date of application for registration, i.e., the day, month

 

 

SB3984- 3 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1and year when applicant presented himself for registration.
2    Age. Date of birth, by month, day and year.
3    Physical disability of the applicant, if any, at the time
4of registration, which would require assistance in voting.
5    The county and state in which the applicant was last
6registered.
7    Electronic mail address, if any.
8    Signature of voter. The applicant, after the registration
9and in the presence of a deputy registrar or other officer of
10registration shall be required to sign his or her name in ink
11or digitized form to the affidavit on both the original and
12duplicate registration record cards.
13    Signature of deputy registrar or officer of registration.
14    In case applicant is unable to sign his name, he may affix
15his mark to the affidavit. In such case the officer empowered
16to give the registration oath shall write a detailed
17description of the applicant in the space provided on the back
18or at the bottom of the card or sheet; and shall ask the
19following questions and record the answers thereto:
20    Father's first name.
21    Mother's first name.
22    From what address did the applicant last register?
23    Reason for inability to sign name.
24    Each applicant for registration shall make an affidavit in
25substantially the following form:
26
AFFIDAVIT OF REGISTRATION

 

 

SB3984- 4 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1STATE OF ILLINOIS
2COUNTY OF .......
3    I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the
4United States; that on the date of the next election I shall
5have resided in the State of Illinois and in the election
6precinct in which I reside 30 days and that I intend that this
7location shall be my residence; that I am fully qualified to
8vote, and that the above statements are true.
9
..............................
10
(His or her signature or mark)
11    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
12..................................
13Signature of registration officer.
14(To be signed in presence of registrant.)
 
15    Space shall be provided upon the face of each registration
16record card for the notation of the voting record of the person
17registered thereon.
18    Each registration record card shall be numbered according
19to precincts, and may be serially or otherwise marked for
20identification in such manner as the county clerk may
21determine.
22    The registration cards shall be deemed public records and
23shall be open to inspection during regular business hours,
24except during the 27 days immediately preceding any election.
25On written request of any candidate or objector or any person

 

 

SB3984- 5 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1intending to object to a petition, the election authority
2shall extend its hours for inspection of registration cards
3and other records of the election authority during the period
4beginning with the filing of petitions under Sections 7-10,
58-8, 10-6 or 28-3 and continuing through the termination of
6electoral board hearings on any objections to petitions
7containing signatures of registered voters in the jurisdiction
8of the election authority. The extension shall be for a period
9of hours sufficient to allow adequate opportunity for
10examination of the records but the election authority is not
11required to extend its hours beyond the period beginning at
12its normal opening for business and ending at midnight. If the
13business hours are so extended, the election authority shall
14post a public notice of such extended hours. Registration
15record cards may also be inspected, upon approval of the
16officer in charge of the cards, during the 27 days immediately
17preceding any election. Registration record cards shall also
18be open to inspection by certified judges and poll watchers
19and challengers at the polling place on election day, but only
20to the extent necessary to determine the question of the right
21of a person to vote or to serve as a judge of election. At no
22time shall poll watchers or challengers be allowed to
23physically handle the registration record cards.
24    Updated copies of computer tapes or computer discs or
25other electronic data processing information containing voter
26registration information shall be furnished by the county

 

 

SB3984- 6 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1clerk within 10 days after December 15 and May 15 each year and
2within 10 days after each registration period is closed to the
3State Board of Elections in a form prescribed by the Board. For
4the purposes of this Section, a registration period is closed
527 days before the date of any regular or special election.
6Registration information shall include, but not be limited to,
7the following information: name, sex, residence, telephone
8number, if any, age, party affiliation, if applicable,
9precinct, ward, township, county, and representative,
10legislative and congressional districts. In the event of
11noncompliance, the State Board of Elections is directed to
12obtain compliance forthwith with this nondiscretionary duty of
13the election authority by instituting legal proceedings in the
14circuit court of the county in which the election authority
15maintains the registration information. The costs of
16furnishing updated copies of tapes or discs shall be paid at a
17rate of $.00034 per name of registered voters in the election
18jurisdiction, but not less than $50 per tape or disc and shall
19be paid from appropriations made to the State Board of
20Elections for reimbursement to the election authority for such
21purpose. The State Board shall furnish copies of such tapes,
22discs, other electronic data or compilations thereof to state
23political committees registered pursuant to the Illinois
24Campaign Finance Act or the Federal Election Campaign Act and
25to governmental entities, at their request and at a reasonable
26cost. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of voter

 

 

SB3984- 7 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1registration information, the disclosure of electronic voter
2registration records to any person or entity other than to a
3State or local political committee and other than to a
4governmental entity for a governmental purpose is specifically
5prohibited except as prescribed in Section 4.106 or as
6follows: subject to security measures adopted by the State
7Board of Elections which, at a minimum, shall include the
8keeping of a catalog or database, available for public view,
9including the name, address, and telephone number of the
10person viewing the list as well as the date time of that
11viewing, any person may view the centralized statewide voter
12registration list on a computer screen at the Springfield
13office of the State Board of Elections, during normal business
14hours other than during the 27 days before an election, but the
15person viewing the list under this exception may not print,
16duplicate, transmit, or alter the list. Copies of the tapes,
17discs, or other electronic data shall be furnished by the
18county clerk to local political committees and governmental
19entities at their request and at a reasonable cost. Reasonable
20cost of the tapes, discs, et cetera for this purpose would be
21the cost of duplication plus 15% for administration. The
22individual representing a political committee requesting
23copies of such records tapes shall make a sworn affidavit that
24the information shall be used only for bona fide political
25purposes, including by or for candidates for office or
26incumbent office holders. Reasonable cost of voter

 

 

SB3984- 8 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1registration records or data for these purposes would be the
2cost of duplication plus 15% for administration.
3    Voter registration records or Such tapes, discs or other
4electronic data shall not be used under any circumstances for
5any personal, private, or commercial purpose, including but
6not limited to the intimidation, threat, or deception of any
7person or the advertising, solicitation, sale, or marketing of
8products or services by any political committee or individuals
9for purposes of commercial solicitation or other business
10purposes. If such records tapes contain information on county
11residents related to the operations of county government in
12addition to registration information, that information shall
13not be used under any circumstances for commercial
14solicitation or other business purposes. Voter registration
15records or data shall not be placed for unrestricted access on
16the internet. Notwithstanding any other law, the Illinois
17driver's license number, the Illinois identification card
18number, the social security number, and any other unique
19identifier used by the State of Illinois for purposes of voter
20identification or added to voter registration records to
21comply with the requirements of the federal Help America Vote
22Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 20901 et seq.) are confidential and
23shall not be disclosed to any person. Voter registration
24records or data shall not be furnished to any person residing
25outside of the United States. The prohibition in this Section
26against using the computer tapes or computer discs or other

 

 

SB3984- 9 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1electronic data processing information containing voter
2registration information for purposes of commercial
3solicitation or other business purposes shall be prospective
4only from the effective date of this amended Act of 1979. Any
5person who knowingly violates this provision shall be guilty
6of a Class 4 felony. A governmental entity, or officer or
7employee thereof, shall not be held civilly liable as a result
8of disclosure of the information referred to in this Section,
9unless by a showing of gross negligence or willfulness.
10    The State Board of Elections shall promulgate, by October
111, 1987, such regulations as may be necessary to ensure
12uniformity throughout the State in electronic data processing
13of voter registration information. The regulations shall
14include, but need not be limited to, specifications for
15uniform medium, communications protocol and file structure to
16be employed by the election authorities of this State in the
17electronic data processing of voter registration information.
18Each election authority utilizing electronic data processing
19of voter registration information shall comply with such
20regulations on and after May 15, 1988.
21    If the applicant for registration was last registered in
22another county within this State, he shall also sign a
23certificate authorizing cancellation of the former
24registration. The certificate shall be in substantially the
25following form:
26To the County Clerk of.... County, Illinois. (or)

 

 

SB3984- 10 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1To the Election Commission of the City of ...., Illinois.
2    This is to certify that I am registered in your (county)
3(city) and that my residence was ............................
4Having moved out of your (county) (city), I hereby authorize
5you to cancel said registration in your office.
6Dated at ...., Illinois, on (insert date).
7
.................................
8
(Signature of Voter)
9Attest: ................,  County Clerk, .............
10County, Illinois.
11    The cancellation certificate shall be mailed immediately
12by the County Clerk to the County Clerk (or election
13commission as the case may be) where the applicant was
14formerly registered. Receipt of such certificate shall be full
15authority for cancellation of any previous registration.
16(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13; 99-522, eff. 6-30-16.)
 
17    (10 ILCS 5/4-106 new)
18    Sec. 4-106. Voter registration records for bona fide
19election, scholarly, or journalistic purposes. Electronic
20voter registration records shall be furnished at a reasonable
21cost to any person who makes a sworn affidavit that the list
22will solely be used for bona fide election, scholarly, or
23journalistic purposes, as determined by the State Board of
24Elections. Electronic voter registration records furnished to
25members of the public shall not disclose email addresses,

 

 

SB3984- 11 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1birth day, or birth month but shall disclose birth year.
2Reasonable cost of voter registration records or data for
3these purposes would be the cost of duplication plus 15% for
4administration.
5    Voter registration records shall be furnished without
6charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the State Board
7of Elections or the county clerk, if the person requesting the
8records is making the request on behalf of an entity exemption
9from income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
10Revenue Code of 1986 and states the specific purpose for the
11request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is
12in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee is in
13the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is
14to access and disseminate information regarding the legal
15voting rights of the general public and is not for the
16principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit. For
17purposes of this paragraph, "commercial benefit" shall not
18apply to requests made by news media. In setting the amount of
19the waiver or reduction, the State Board of Elections or the
20county clerk may take into consideration the amount of
21materials requested and the cost of copying them.
22    Voter registration records or data shall not be used under
23any circumstances for any personal, private, or commercial
24purpose, including but not limited to the intimidation,
25threat, or deception of any person or the advertising,
26solicitation, sale, or marketing of products or services.

 

 

SB3984- 12 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1    If such records contain information on county residents
2related to the operations of county government in addition to
3registration information, that information shall not be used
4under any circumstances for commercial solicitation or other
5business purposes. Voter registration records or data shall
6not be placed for unrestricted access on the internet.
7Notwithstanding any other law, the Illinois driver's license
8number, the Illinois identification card number, the social
9security number, and any other unique identifier used by the
10State of Illinois for purposes of voter identification or
11added to voter registration records to comply with the
12requirements of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52
13U.S.C. 20901 et seq.) are confidential and shall not be
14disclosed to any person. Voter registration records or data
15shall not be furnished to any person residing outside of the
16United States. Any person who knowingly violates this
17provision shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. A governmental
18entity, or officer or employee thereof, shall not be held
19civilly liable as a result of disclosure of the information
20referred to in this Section, unless by a showing of gross
21negligence or willfulness.
 
22    (10 ILCS 5/5-7)   (from Ch. 46, par. 5-7)
23    Sec. 5-7. The county clerk shall provide a sufficient
24number of blank forms for the registration of electors which
25shall be known as registration record cards and which shall

 

 

SB3984- 13 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1consist of loose leaf sheets or cards, of suitable size to
2contain in plain writing and figures the data hereinafter
3required thereon or shall consist of computer cards of
4suitable nature to contain the data required thereon. The
5registration record cards, which shall include an affidavit of
6registration as hereinafter provided, shall be executed in
7duplicate.
8    The registration record card shall contain the following
9and such other information as the county clerk may think it
10proper to require for the identification of the applicant for
11registration:
12    Name. The name of the applicant, given giving surname and
13first or Christian name in full, and the middle name or the
14initial for such middle name, if any.
15    Sex.
16    Residence. The name and number of the street, avenue, or
17other location of the dwelling, including the apartment, unit
18or room number, if any, and in the case of a mobile home the
19lot number, and such additional clear and definite description
20as may be necessary to determine the exact location of the
21dwelling of the applicant, including post-office mailing
22address. In the case of a homeless individual, the
23individual's voting residence that is his or her mailing
24address shall be included on his or her registration record
25card.
26    Term of residence in the State of Illinois and the

 

 

SB3984- 14 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1precinct. Which questions may be answered by the applicant
2stating, in excess of 30 days in the State and in excess of 30
3days in the precinct.
4    Nativity. The State or country in which the applicant was
5born.
6    Citizenship. Whether the applicant is native born or
7naturalized. If naturalized, the court, place and date of
8naturalization.
9    Date of application for registration, i.e., the day, month
10and year when applicant presented himself for registration.
11    Age. Date of birth, by month, day and year.
12    Physical disability of the applicant, if any, at the time
13of registration, which would require assistance in voting.
14    The county and state in which the applicant was last
15registered.
16    Electronic mail address, if any.
17    Signature of voter. The applicant, after the registration
18and in the presence of a deputy registrar or other officer of
19registration shall be required to sign his or her name in ink
20or digitized form to the affidavit on the original and
21duplicate registration record card.
22    Signature of Deputy Registrar.
23    In case applicant is unable to sign his name, he may affix
24his mark to the affidavit. In such case the officer empowered
25to give the registration oath shall write a detailed
26description of the applicant in the space provided at the

 

 

SB3984- 15 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1bottom of the card or sheet; and shall ask the following
2questions and record the answers thereto:
3    Father's first name .......................
4    Mother's first name .......................
5    From what address did you last register?
6    Reason for inability to sign name.
7    Each applicant for registration shall make an affidavit in
8substantially the following form:
9
AFFIDAVIT OF REGISTRATION
10State of Illinois)
11                 )ss
12County of        )
13    I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the
14United States; that on the date of the next election I shall
15have resided in the State of Illinois and in the election
16precinct in which I reside 30 days; that I am fully qualified
17to vote. That I intend that this location shall be my residence
18and that the above statements are true.
19
..............................
20
(His or her signature or mark)
21    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
22.........................................
23    Signature of Registration Officer.
24(To be signed in presence of Registrant.)
 
25    Space shall be provided upon the face of each registration

 

 

SB3984- 16 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1record card for the notation of the voting record of the person
2registered thereon.
3    Each registration record card shall be numbered according
4to towns and precincts, wards, cities and villages, as the
5case may be, and may be serially or otherwise marked for
6identification in such manner as the county clerk may
7determine.
8    The registration cards shall be deemed public records and
9shall be open to inspection during regular business hours,
10except during the 27 days immediately preceding any election.
11On written request of any candidate or objector or any person
12intending to object to a petition, the election authority
13shall extend its hours for inspection of registration cards
14and other records of the election authority during the period
15beginning with the filing of petitions under Sections 7-10,
168-8, 10-6 or 28-3 and continuing through the termination of
17electoral board hearings on any objections to petitions
18containing signatures of registered voters in the jurisdiction
19of the election authority. The extension shall be for a period
20of hours sufficient to allow adequate opportunity for
21examination of the records but the election authority is not
22required to extend its hours beyond the period beginning at
23its normal opening for business and ending at midnight. If the
24business hours are so extended, the election authority shall
25post a public notice of such extended hours. Registration
26record cards may also be inspected, upon approval of the

 

 

SB3984- 17 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1officer in charge of the cards, during the 27 days immediately
2preceding any election. Registration record cards shall also
3be open to inspection by certified judges and poll watchers
4and challengers at the polling place on election day, but only
5to the extent necessary to determine the question of the right
6of a person to vote or to serve as a judge of election. At no
7time shall poll watchers or challengers be allowed to
8physically handle the registration record cards.
9    Updated copies of computer tapes or computer discs or
10other electronic data processing information containing voter
11registration information shall be furnished by the county
12clerk within 10 days after December 15 and May 15 each year and
13within 10 days after each registration period is closed to the
14State Board of Elections in a form prescribed by the Board. For
15the purposes of this Section, a registration period is closed
1627 days before the date of any regular or special election.
17Registration information shall include, but not be limited to,
18the following information: name, sex, residence, telephone
19number, if any, age, party affiliation, if applicable,
20precinct, ward, township, county, and representative,
21legislative and congressional districts. In the event of
22noncompliance, the State Board of Elections is directed to
23obtain compliance forthwith with this nondiscretionary duty of
24the election authority by instituting legal proceedings in the
25circuit court of the county in which the election authority
26maintains the registration information. The costs of

 

 

SB3984- 18 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1furnishing updated copies of tapes or discs shall be paid at a
2rate of $.00034 per name of registered voters in the election
3jurisdiction, but not less than $50 per tape or disc and shall
4be paid from appropriations made to the State Board of
5Elections for reimbursement to the election authority for such
6purpose. The State Board shall furnish copies of such tapes,
7discs, other electronic data or compilations thereof to state
8political committees registered pursuant to the Illinois
9Campaign Finance Act or the Federal Election Campaign Act and
10to governmental entities, at their request and at a reasonable
11cost. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of voter
12registration information, the disclosure of electronic voter
13registration records to any person or entity other than to a
14State or local political committee and other than to a
15governmental entity for a governmental purpose is specifically
16prohibited except as prescribed in Section 5.106 or as
17follows: subject to security measures adopted by the State
18Board of Elections which, at a minimum, shall include the
19keeping of a catalog or database, available for public view,
20including the name, address, and telephone number of the
21person viewing the list as well as the date time of that
22viewing, any person may view the centralized statewide voter
23registration list on a computer screen at the Springfield
24office of the State Board of Elections, during normal business
25hours other than during the 27 days before an election, but the
26person viewing the list under this exception may not print,

 

 

SB3984- 19 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1duplicate, transmit, or alter the list. Copies of the tapes,
2discs or other electronic data shall be furnished by the
3county clerk to local political committees and governmental
4entities at their request and at a reasonable cost. Reasonable
5cost of the tapes, discs, et cetera for this purpose would be
6the cost of duplication plus 15% for administration. The
7individual representing a political committee requesting
8copies of such records tapes shall make a sworn affidavit that
9the information shall be used only for bona fide political
10purposes, including by or for candidates for office or
11incumbent office holders. Reasonable cost of the tapes, discs,
12et cetera for this purpose would be the cost of duplication
13plus 15% for administration.
14    Voter registration records or Such tapes, discs or other
15electronic data shall not be used under any circumstances for
16any personal, private, or commercial purpose, including but
17not limited to the intimidation, threat, or deception of any
18person or the advertising, solicitation, sale, or marketing of
19products or services by any political committee or individuals
20for purposes of commercial solicitation or other business
21purposes. If such tapes contain information on county
22residents related to the operations of county government in
23addition to registration information, that information shall
24not be used under any circumstances for commercial
25solicitation or other business purposes. Voter registration
26records or data shall not be placed for unrestricted access on

 

 

SB3984- 20 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1the internet. Notwithstanding any other law, the Illinois
2driver's license number, the Illinois identification card
3number, the social security number, and any other unique
4identifier used by the State of Illinois for purposes of voter
5identification or added to voter registration records to
6comply with the requirements of the federal Help America Vote
7Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 20901 et seq.) are confidential and
8shall not be disclosed to any person. Voter registration
9records or data shall not be furnished to any person residing
10outside of the United States. The prohibition in this Section
11against using the computer tapes or computer discs or other
12electronic data processing information containing voter
13registration information for purposes of commercial
14solicitation or other business purposes shall be prospective
15only from the effective date of this amended Act of 1979. Any
16person who knowingly violates this provision shall be guilty
17of a Class 4 felony. A governmental entity, or officer or
18employee thereof, shall not be held civilly liable as a result
19of disclosure of the information referred to in this Section,
20unless by a showing of gross negligence or willfulness.
21    The State Board of Elections shall promulgate, by October
221, 1987, such regulations as may be necessary to ensure
23uniformity throughout the State in electronic data processing
24of voter registration information. The regulations shall
25include, but need not be limited to, specifications for
26uniform medium, communications protocol and file structure to

 

 

SB3984- 21 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1be employed by the election authorities of this State in the
2electronic data processing of voter registration information.
3Each election authority utilizing electronic data processing
4of voter registration information shall comply with such
5regulations on and after May 15, 1988.
6    If the applicant for registration was last registered in
7another county within this State, he shall also sign a
8certificate authorizing cancellation of the former
9registration. The certificate shall be in substantially the
10following form:
11To the County Clerk of .... County, Illinois. To the Election
12Commission of the City of ...., Illinois.
13    This is to certify that I am registered in your (county)
14(city) and that my residence was .....
15    Having moved out of your (county) (city), I hereby
16authorize you to cancel said registration in your office.
17Dated at .... Illinois, on (insert date).
18
....................
19
(Signature of Voter)
20
Attest ......, County Clerk, ........ County, Illinois.
21    The cancellation certificate shall be mailed immediately
22by the county clerk to the county clerk (or election
23commission as the case may be) where the applicant was
24formerly registered. Receipt of such certificate shall be full
25authority for cancellation of any previous registration.
26(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13; 99-522, eff. 6-30-16.)
 

 

 

SB3984- 22 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1    (10 ILCS 5/5-106 new)
2    Sec. 5-106. Voter registration records for bona fide
3election, scholarly, or journalistic purposes. Electronic
4voter registration records shall be furnished at a reasonable
5cost to any person who makes a sworn affidavit that the list
6will solely be used for bona fide election, scholarly, or
7journalistic purposes, as determined by the State Board of
8Elections. Electronic voter registration records furnished to
9members of the public shall not disclose email addresses,
10birth day, or birth month but shall disclose birth year.
11Reasonable cost of voter registration records or data for
12these purposes would be the cost of duplication plus 15% for
13administration.
14    Voter registration records shall be furnished without
15charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the State Board
16of Elections or the county clerk, if the person requesting the
17records is making the request on behalf of an entity exemption
18from income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
19Revenue Code of 1986 and states the specific purpose for the
20request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is
21in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee is in
22the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is
23to access and disseminate information regarding the legal
24voting rights of the general public and is not for the
25principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit. For

 

 

SB3984- 23 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1purposes of this paragraph, "commercial benefit" shall not
2apply to requests made by news media. In setting the amount of
3the waiver or reduction, the State Board of Elections or the
4county clerk may take into consideration the amount of
5materials requested and the cost of copying them.
6    Voter registration records or data shall not be used under
7any circumstances for any personal, private, or commercial
8purpose, including but not limited to the intimidation,
9threat, or deception of any person or the advertising,
10solicitation, sale, or marketing of products or services.
11    If such records contain information on county residents
12related to the operations of county government in addition to
13registration information, that information shall not be used
14under any circumstances for commercial solicitation or other
15business purposes. Voter registration records or data shall
16not be placed for unrestricted access on the internet.
17Notwithstanding any other law, the Illinois driver's license
18number, the Illinois identification card number, the social
19security number, and any other unique identifier used by the
20State of Illinois for purposes of voter identification or
21added to voter registration records to comply with the
22requirements of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52
23U.S.C. 20901 et seq.) are confidential and shall not be
24disclosed to any person. Voter registration records or data
25shall not be furnished to any person residing outside of the
26United States. Any person who knowingly violates this

 

 

SB3984- 24 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1provision shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. A governmental
2entity, or officer or employee thereof, shall not be held
3civilly liable as a result of disclosure of the information
4referred to in this Section, unless by a showing of gross
5negligence or willfulness.
 
6    (10 ILCS 5/6-35)  (from Ch. 46, par. 6-35)
7    Sec. 6-35. The Boards of Election Commissioners shall
8provide a sufficient number of blank forms for the
9registration of electors which shall be known as registration
10record cards and which shall consist of loose leaf sheets or
11cards, of suitable size to contain in plain writing and
12figures the data hereinafter required thereon or shall consist
13of computer cards of suitable nature to contain the data
14required thereon. The registration record cards, which shall
15include an affidavit of registration as hereinafter provided,
16shall be executed in duplicate. The duplicate of which may be a
17carbon copy of the original or a copy of the original made by
18the use of other method or material used for making
19simultaneous true copies or duplications.
20    The registration record card shall contain the following
21and such other information as the Board of Election
22Commissioners may think it proper to require for the
23identification of the applicant for registration:
24    Name. The name of the applicant, given giving surname and
25first or Christian name in full, and the middle name or the

 

 

SB3984- 25 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1initial for such middle name, if any.
2    Sex.
3    Residence. The name and number of the street, avenue, or
4other location of the dwelling, including the apartment, unit
5or room number, if any, and in the case of a mobile home the
6lot number, and such additional clear and definite description
7as may be necessary to determine the exact location of the
8dwelling of the applicant, including post-office mailing
9address. In the case of a homeless individual, the
10individual's voting residence that is his or her mailing
11address shall be included on his or her registration record
12card.
13    Term of residence in the State of Illinois and the
14precinct.
15    Nativity. The state or country in which the applicant was
16born.
17    Citizenship. Whether the applicant is native born or
18naturalized. If naturalized, the court, place, and date of
19naturalization.
20    Date of application for registration, i.e., the day, month
21and year when the applicant presented himself for
22registration.
23    Age. Date of birth, by month, day and year.
24    Physical disability of the applicant, if any, at the time
25of registration, which would require assistance in voting.
26    The county and state in which the applicant was last

 

 

SB3984- 26 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1registered.
2    Electronic mail address, if any.
3    Signature of voter. The applicant, after registration and
4in the presence of a deputy registrar or other officer of
5registration shall be required to sign his or her name in ink
6or digitized form to the affidavit on both the original and the
7duplicate registration record card.
8    Signature of deputy registrar.
9    In case applicant is unable to sign his name, he may affix
10his mark to the affidavit. In such case the registration
11officer shall write a detailed description of the applicant in
12the space provided at the bottom of the card or sheet; and
13shall ask the following questions and record the answers
14thereto:
15    Father's first name .........................
16    Mother's first name .........................
17    From what address did you last register? ....
18    Reason for inability to sign name ...........
19    Each applicant for registration shall make an affidavit in
20substantially the following form:
21
AFFIDAVIT OF REGISTRATION
22State of Illinois  )
23                   )ss
24County of .......  )
25    I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the
26United States, that on the day of the next election I shall

 

 

SB3984- 27 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1have resided in the State of Illinois and in the election
2precinct 30 days and that I intend that this location is my
3residence; that I am fully qualified to vote, and that the
4above statements are true.
5
..............................
6
(His or her signature or mark)
7    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
8......................................
9    Signature of registration officer
10(to be signed in presence of registrant).
11    Space shall be provided upon the face of each registration
12record card for the notation of the voting record of the person
13registered thereon.
14    Each registration record card shall be numbered according
15to wards or precincts, as the case may be, and may be serially
16or otherwise marked for identification in such manner as the
17Board of Election Commissioners may determine.
18    The registration cards shall be deemed public records and
19shall be open to inspection during regular business hours,
20except during the 27 days immediately preceding any election.
21On written request of any candidate or objector or any person
22intending to object to a petition, the election authority
23shall extend its hours for inspection of registration cards
24and other records of the election authority during the period
25beginning with the filing of petitions under Sections 7-10,
268-8, 10-6 or 28-3 and continuing through the termination of

 

 

SB3984- 28 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1electoral board hearings on any objections to petitions
2containing signatures of registered voters in the jurisdiction
3of the election authority. The extension shall be for a period
4of hours sufficient to allow adequate opportunity for
5examination of the records but the election authority is not
6required to extend its hours beyond the period beginning at
7its normal opening for business and ending at midnight. If the
8business hours are so extended, the election authority shall
9post a public notice of such extended hours. Registration
10record cards may also be inspected, upon approval of the
11officer in charge of the cards, during the 27 days immediately
12preceding any election. Registration record cards shall also
13be open to inspection by certified judges and poll watchers
14and challengers at the polling place on election day, but only
15to the extent necessary to determine the question of the right
16of a person to vote or to serve as a judge of election. At no
17time shall poll watchers or challengers be allowed to
18physically handle the registration record cards.
19    Updated copies of computer tapes or computer discs or
20other electronic data processing information containing voter
21registration information shall be furnished by the Board of
22Election Commissioners within 10 days after December 15 and
23May 15 each year and within 10 days after each registration
24period is closed to the State Board of Elections in a form
25prescribed by the State Board. For the purposes of this
26Section, a registration period is closed 27 days before the

 

 

SB3984- 29 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1date of any regular or special election. Registration
2information shall include, but not be limited to, the
3following information: name, sex, residence, telephone number,
4if any, age, party affiliation, if applicable, precinct, ward,
5township, county, and representative, legislative and
6congressional districts. In the event of noncompliance, the
7State Board of Elections is directed to obtain compliance
8forthwith with this nondiscretionary duty of the election
9authority by instituting legal proceedings in the circuit
10court of the county in which the election authority maintains
11the registration information. The costs of furnishing updated
12copies of tapes or discs shall be paid at a rate of $.00034 per
13name of registered voters in the election jurisdiction, but
14not less than $50 per tape or disc and shall be paid from
15appropriations made to the State Board of Elections for
16reimbursement to the election authority for such purpose. The
17State Board shall furnish copies of such tapes, discs, other
18electronic data or compilations thereof to state political
19committees registered pursuant to the Illinois Campaign
20Finance Act or the Federal Election Campaign Act and to
21governmental entities, at their request and at a reasonable
22cost. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of voter
23registration information, the disclosure of electronic voter
24registration records to any person or entity other than to a
25State or local political committee and other than to a
26governmental entity for a governmental purpose is specifically

 

 

SB3984- 30 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1prohibited except as prescribed in Section 6.106 or follows:
2subject to security measures adopted by the State Board of
3Elections which, at a minimum, shall include the keeping of a
4catalog or database, available for public view, including the
5name, address, and telephone number of the person viewing the
6list as well as the date time of that viewing, any person may
7view the centralized statewide voter registration list on a
8computer screen at the Springfield office of the State Board
9of Elections, during normal business hours other than during
10the 27 days before an election, but the person viewing the list
11under this exception may not print, duplicate, transmit, or
12alter the list. Copies of the tapes, discs or other electronic
13data shall be furnished by the Board of Election Commissioners
14to local political committees and governmental entities at
15their request and at a reasonable cost. Reasonable cost of the
16tapes, discs, et cetera for this purpose would be the cost of
17duplication plus 15% for administration. The individual
18representing a political committee requesting copies of such
19records tapes shall make a sworn affidavit that the
20information shall be used only for bona fide political
21purposes, including by or for candidates for office or
22incumbent office holders. Reasonable cost of the tapes, discs,
23et cetera for this purpose would be the cost of duplication
24plus 15% for administration.
25    Voter registration records or Such tapes, discs or other
26electronic data shall not be used under any circumstances for

 

 

SB3984- 31 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1any personal, private, or commercial purpose, including but
2not limited to the intimidation, threat, or deception of any
3person or the advertising, solicitation, sale, or marketing of
4products or services by any political committee or individuals
5for purposes of commercial solicitation or other business
6purposes. If such tapes contain information on county
7residents related to the operations of county government in
8addition to registration information, that information shall
9not be used under any circumstances for commercial
10solicitation or other business purposes. Voter registration
11records or data shall not be placed for unrestricted access on
12the internet. Notwithstanding any other law, the Illinois
13driver's license number, the Illinois identification card
14number, the social security number, and any other unique
15identifier used by the State of Illinois for purposes of voter
16identification or added to voter registration records to
17comply with the requirements of the federal Help America Vote
18Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 20901 et seq.) are confidential and
19shall not be disclosed to any person. Voter registration
20records or data shall not be furnished to any person residing
21outside of the United States. Any person who knowingly
22violates this provision shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. A
23governmental entity, or officer or employee thereof, shall not
24be held civilly liable as a result of disclosure of the
25information referred to in this Section, unless by a showing
26of gross negligence or willfulness. The prohibition in this

 

 

SB3984- 32 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1Section against using the computer tapes or computer discs or
2other electronic data processing information containing voter
3registration information for purposes of commercial
4solicitation or other business purposes shall be prospective
5only from the effective date of this amended Act of 1979. Any
6person who violates this provision shall be guilty of a Class 4
7felony.
8    The State Board of Elections shall promulgate, by October
91, 1987, such regulations as may be necessary to ensure
10uniformity throughout the State in electronic data processing
11of voter registration information. The regulations shall
12include, but need not be limited to, specifications for
13uniform medium, communications protocol and file structure to
14be employed by the election authorities of this State in the
15electronic data processing of voter registration information.
16Each election authority utilizing electronic data processing
17of voter registration information shall comply with such
18regulations on and after May 15, 1988.
19    If the applicant for registration was last registered in
20another county within this State, he shall also sign a
21certificate authorizing cancellation of the former
22registration. The certificate shall be in substantially the
23following form:
24To the County Clerk of .... County, Illinois.
25To the Election Commission of the City of ...., Illinois.
26    This is to certify that I am registered in your (county)

 

 

SB3984- 33 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1(city) and that my residence was ..... Having moved out of your
2(county), (city), I hereby authorize you to cancel that
3registration in your office.
4    Dated at ...., Illinois, on (insert date).
5
....................
6
(Signature of Voter)
7    Attest ...., Clerk, Election Commission of the City
8of...., Illinois.
9    The cancellation certificate shall be mailed immediately
10by the clerk of the Election Commission to the county clerk,
11(or Election Commission as the case may be) where the
12applicant was formerly registered. Receipt of such certificate
13shall be full authority for cancellation of any previous
14registration.
15(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13; 99-522, eff. 6-30-16.)
 
16    (10 ILCS 5/6-106 new)
17    Sec. 6-106. Voter registration records for bona fide
18election, scholarly, or journalistic purposes. Electronic
19voter registration records shall be furnished at a reasonable
20cost to any person who makes a sworn affidavit that the list
21will solely be used for bona fide election, scholarly, or
22journalistic purposes, as determined by the State Board of
23Elections. Electronic voter registration records furnished to
24members of the public shall not disclose email addresses,
25birth day, or birth month but shall disclose birth year.

 

 

SB3984- 34 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1Reasonable cost of voter registration records or data for
2these purposes would be the cost of duplication plus 15% for
3administration.
4    Voter registration records shall be furnished without
5charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the State Board
6of Elections or the county clerk, if the person requesting the
7records is making the request on behalf of an entity exemption
8from income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
9Revenue Code of 1986 and states the specific purpose for the
10request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is
11in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee is in
12the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is
13to access and disseminate information regarding the legal
14voting rights of the general public and is not for the
15principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit. For
16purposes of this paragraph, "commercial benefit" shall not
17apply to requests made by news media. In setting the amount of
18the waiver or reduction, the State Board of Elections or the
19county clerk may take into consideration the amount of
20materials requested and the cost of copying them.
21    Voter registration records or data shall not be used under
22any circumstances for any personal, private, or commercial
23purpose, including but not limited to the intimidation,
24threat, or deception of any person or the advertising,
25solicitation, sale, or marketing of products or services.
26    If such records contain information on county residents

 

 

SB3984- 35 -LRB102 25886 AWJ 35243 b

1related to the operations of county government in addition to
2registration information, that information shall not be used
3under any circumstances for commercial solicitation or other
4business purposes. Voter registration records or data shall
5not be placed for unrestricted access on the internet.
6Notwithstanding any other law, the Illinois driver's license
7number, the Illinois identification card number, the social
8security number, and any other unique identifier used by the
9State of Illinois for purposes of voter identification or
10added to voter registration records to comply with the
11requirements of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52
12U.S.C. 20901 et seq.) are confidential and shall not be
13disclosed to any person. Voter registration records or data
14shall not be furnished to any person residing outside of the
15United States. Any person who knowingly violates this
16provision shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. A governmental
17entity, or officer or employee thereof, shall not be held
18civilly liable as a result of disclosure of the information
19referred to in this Section, unless by a showing of gross
20negligence or willfulness.