(10 ILCS 5/24C-8)
Preparation for Use; Comparison of Ballots;
Operational Checks of Direct Recording Electronic Voting Systems
Equipment; Pollwatchers. The county clerk or board of election
commissioners shall cause the approved Direct Recording
Electronic Voting System equipment to be delivered to the
polling places. Before the opening of the polls, all Direct
Recording Voting System devices shall provide a printed record
of the following, upon verification of the authenticity of the
commands by a judge of election: the election's identification
data, the equipment's unit identification, the ballot's format
identification, the contents of each active candidate register
by office and of each active public question register showing
that they contain all zeros, all ballot fields that can be used
to invoke special voting options, and other information needed
to ensure the readiness of the equipment, and to accommodate
administrative reporting requirements.
The Direct Recording Electronic Voting System shall provide
a means of opening the polling place and readying the equipment
for the casting of ballots. Such means shall incorporate a
security seal, a password, or a data code recognition capability
to prevent inadvertent or unauthorized actuation of the poll-opening function.
If more than one step is required, it shall
enforce their execution in the proper sequence.
Pollwatchers as provided by law shall be permitted to
closely observe the judges in these procedures and to
periodically inspect the Direct Recording Electronic Voting
System equipment when not in use by the voters.
(Source: P.A. 93-574, eff. 8-21-03.)