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10 ILCS 5/6-56
(10 ILCS 5/6-56)
(from Ch. 46, par. 6-56)
Not more than 30 nor less than 28 days before any election
under this Article, all owners, managers, administrators or operators of hotels, lodging
houses, rooming houses, furnished apartments or facilities licensed or
the Nursing Home Care Act, which house 4 or more
persons, outside the members of the family of such owner, manager, administrator or
operator, shall file with the board of election commissioners a report,
under oath, together with one copy thereof, in such form as may be
required by the board of election commissioners, of the names and
descriptions of all lodgers, guests or residents claiming a voting residence at the
hotels, lodging houses, rooming houses, furnished apartments, or facility
licensed or certified under the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, the ID/DD Community Care Act, or the MC/DD Act under
their control. In counties having a population of 500,000 or more such
report shall be made on forms mailed to them by the board of election
commissioners. The board of election commissioners shall sort and
assemble the sworn copies of the reports in numerical order according to
ward and according to precincts within each ward and shall, not later
than 5 days after the last day allowed by this Article for the filing of
the reports, maintain one assembled set of sworn duplicate reports
available for public inspection until 60 days after election days.
Except as is otherwise expressly provided in this Article, the board
shall not be required to perform any duties with respect to the sworn
reports other than to mail, sort, assemble, post and file them as
Except in such cases where a precinct canvass is being conducted by
the Board of Election Commissioners prior to a Primary or Election, the
board of election commissioners shall compare the original copy of each
such report with the list of registered voters from such addresses.
Every person registered from such address and not listed in such report
or whose name is different from any name so listed, shall immediately
after the last day of registration be sent a notice through the United
States mail, at the address appearing upon his registration record card,
requiring him to appear before the board of election commissioners on
one of the days specified in Section 6-45 of this Article and show
cause why his registration should not be cancelled. The provisions of
Sections 6-45, 6-46 and 6-47 of this Article shall apply to such
hearing and proceedings subsequent thereto.
Any owner, manager or operator of any such hotel, lodging house,
rooming house or furnished apartment who shall fail or neglect to file
such statement and copy thereof as in this Article provided, may, upon
written information of the attorney for the election commissioners, be
cited by the election commissioners or upon the complaint of any voter
of such city, village or incorporated town, to appear before them and
furnish such sworn statement and copy thereof and make such oral
statements under oath regarding such hotel, lodging house, rooming house
or furnished apartment, as the election commissioners may require. The
election commissioners shall sit to hear such citations on the Friday of
the fourth week preceding the week in which such election is to be held.
Such citation shall be served not later than the day preceding the day
on which it is returnable.
(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13; 99-180, eff. 7-29-15.)