ELEC CD-ELECTRONIC BALLOTS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Election Code. Provides for the use of electronic
ballot forms on video terminals and data packs for recording votes by
election authorities using electronic voting systems. Effective
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
In the opinion of DCCA, HB 644 fails to create a State mandate
under the State Mandates Act.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Elections)
There would be minimal fiscal impact on SBE.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Further amends the Election Code to provide that if an electronic
ballot form is utilized, instruction may be offered on a designated
voting terminal provided that a sign is displayed identifying the
voting booth in which the instruction terminal is located. Prohibits
absentee voting by electronic ballot forms transmitted by modem.
Restores the provision in current law prohibiting the use of an "X", a
check mark, or another letter, number, or symbol as a mark to cast a
vote when electronic scanning is used to count votes, but allows the
use of those markings in the case of voting by electronic ballot
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
10 ILCS 5/24A-20 new
Limits the use of electronic ballot forms to an optional pilot
program for the 1999 consolidated election and primary. Requires the
State Board of Elections to assess its success and report to the
General Assembly by January 1, 2000.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Deletes reference to:
10 ILCS 5/24A-2
10 ILCS 5/24A-5
10 ILCS 5/24A-5.1
10 ILCS 5/24A-5.2
10 ILCS 5/24A-6
10 ILCS 5/24A-7
10 ILCS 5/24A-8
10 ILCS 5/24A-9
10 ILCS 5/24A-9.1
10 ILCS 5/24A-10.1
10 ILCS 5/24A-15.01
10 ILCS 5/24A-15.1
Deletes everything. Amends the Election Code. Authorizes the
State Board of Elections to test direct recording electronic voting
systems. Requires the Board to certify the results of any tests to the
General Assembly. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0745
Last action date: 98-08-14
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 2
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