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Full Text of HB1126  94th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2005 and 2006


Introduced 02/08/05, by Rep. Mike Boland


10 ILCS 5/1A-30 new

    Amends the Election Code. Requires the State Board of Elections to develop and implement a pilot project in which one county permits voter registration up to and including the day of an election. Authorizes the State Board to select the county and the election and to spend funds to defray the local election authority's extraordinary costs. Requires the State Board to adopt implementing rules and to report to the General Assembly.

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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 adding Section
5 1A-30 as follows:
6     (10 ILCS 5/1A-30 new)
7     Sec. 1A-30. Election day registration pilot project. The
8 State Board of Elections shall develop and assist in the
9 implementation of a pilot project in which the residents of one
10 county in Illinois are permitted to register to vote any number
11 of days before and on the day of an election. The State Board
12 shall establish criteria for its selection of a county and an
13 election.
14     Provisions of this Code and rules adopted under this Code
15 that would otherwise preclude voter registration as authorized
16 by this Section are deemed inapplicable to participants in the
17 pilot project.
18     The State Board may spend funds available to it for the
19 administration of elections to defray extraordinary costs
20 incurred by the participating election authority that are
21 attributable to administration of the unlimited registration
22 period.
23     As soon as possible after the conclusion of the pilot
24 project, the State Board shall report its results of the pilot
25 project and the Board's recommendations to the General
26 Assembly.
27     The State Board shall adopt rules for the implementation of
28 this Section.