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 1        AN ACT concerning elections.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Election  Code  is  amended  by  changing
 5    Section 11-4.2 as follows:

 6        (10 ILCS 5/11-4.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 11-4.2)
 7        Sec. 11-4.2.  (a) By January 1, 2007, Except as otherwise
 8    provided  in  subsection  (b)  all  polling  places  shall be
 9    accessible to handicapped and elderly voters,  as  determined
10    by rule of the State Board of Elections.
11        (b)  (Blank).  Subsection  (a)  of this Section shall not
12    apply to a polling place (1) in the case of an emergency,  as
13    determined  by  the  State  Board of Elections; or (2) if the
14    State Board of Elections (A) determines  that  all  potential
15    polling  places  have  been  surveyed  and no such accessible
16    place is available, nor is the  election  authority  able  to
17    make  one accessible; and (B) assures that any handicapped or
18    elderly voter assigned to an inaccessible polling place, upon
19    advance  request  of  such  voter  (pursuant  to   procedures
20    established  by rule of the State Board of Elections) will be
21    provided with an alternative means for casting  a  ballot  on
22    the  day of the election or will be assigned to an accessible
23    polling place.
24        (c)  No later than December  31  of  each  even  numbered
25    year,  the  State  Board  of  Elections  shall  report to the
26    Federal Election Commission  the  number  of  accessible  and
27    inaccessible  polling  places in the State on the date of the
28    next preceding general election,  and  the  reasons  for  any
29    instance of inaccessibility.
30    (Source: P.A. 84-808.)
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 1        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 2    becoming law.