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Full Text of SB2925  96th General Assembly


Sen. Michael W. Frerichs

Filed: 3/24/2010





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2925 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Election Code is amended by adding Section
5 1-20 as follows:
6     (10 ILCS 5/1-20 new)
7     Sec. 1-20. Public university registration and voting pilot
8 project. For the 2010 General Election, in addition to all
9 other locations at which the election authority is required or
10 permitted by this Code to conduct grace period registration,
11 grace period voting, or early voting, each election authority
12 shall conduct grace period registration, grace period voting,
13 and early voting at a central, high student traffic location on
14 the campus of each public university within the election
15 authority's jurisdiction. For the purposes of this Section,
16 "public university" means the University of Illinois, Southern



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1 Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern
2 Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois
3 State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern
4 Illinois University, and Western Illinois University. The
5 registration conducted under this Section shall be available to
6 any qualified resident of this State, including students, staff
7 members, and faculty members of the host campus. The voting
8 conducted under this Section shall be available to any
9 qualified voter of the election jurisdiction, including
10 students, staff members, and faculty members of the host
11 campus, notwithstanding any provision of Section 19A-10
12 permitting an election authority to designate the use of
13 specified early voting polling places.
14     The registration and voting required by this Section to be
15 conducted on campus must be conducted as otherwise required by
16 this Code, except that the election authority is not required
17 to conduct registration or voting under this Section at times
18 other than the regular business hours of the host campus.
19     Each public university shall make the space available in a
20 central, high student traffic area for, and cooperate and
21 coordinate with the appropriate election authority in, the
22 implementation of this Section.
23     By March 1, 2011, the election authorities affected by this
24 pilot project shall report to the State Board of Elections the
25 following information: (i) the total number of individuals that
26 engaged in grace period registration, grace period voting, or



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1 early voting at the campus site and (ii) how grace period
2 registration, grace period voting, or early voting at the
3 campus site was conducted.
4     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
5 becoming law.".