HB0039 - ELEC CODE-INCARCERATED BAN
Amends the Election Code. Repeals provisions that prohibit a person that is serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution from voting until his or her release from confinement. Further amends the Election Code and amends the Unified Code of Corrections making conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2024.
HB0989 - ELEC CD-POST-CONVICTION VOTING
Amends the Election Code. Provides that a person convicted of a felony or otherwise under sentence in a correctional institution or jail shall have his or her right to vote restored and shall be eligible to vote not later than 14 days following his or her conviction. In provisions concerning temporary branch polling places at county jails, provides that a voter entitled to vote in another county, other than the county in which the jail is located, shall be allowed to vote only by mail. Provides that a correctional institution shall make available to a person in its custody current election resource material from the State Board of Elections and current election resource material that is requested by a person in custody and received at the correctional institution from a local election authority in response to the request. Creates the Post-Conviction Task Force to strengthen and improve provisions that restore the right to vote to a person convicted of a felony or otherwise under sentence in a correctional institution or jail. Makes other changes. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections to make conforming changes. Effective June 1, 2023.
HB0995 - HIGHR ED-ELECTION JUDGE CREDIT
Creates the Educational Credit for Election Judges Act. Provides that each institution of higher education shall adopt a policy regarding its awarding of academic credit for election judges. Provides that the policy shall apply to any individual who has been an election judge while enrolled in the institution of higher education. Provides that each institution of higher education shall submit its policy for awarding academic credit for election judges to the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board, if applicable, before June 30, 2024 and before June 30 of every other year thereafter. Amends the Election Code. Provides that if an election judge receives academic credit, the judge may not be compensated under the Election Code.
HB0996 - POLLING PLACE ASSISTANCE
Amends the Election Code. Provides that, before the 2024 general primary election, each election authority shall designate at least one telephone number that can be used by a person with a disability, a person with an infant, or a person who is age 80 or older to call and request that voting assistance be provided in the polling place's parking lot or parking spaces (in-vehicle assisted voting) and that can also be used by any person to report an individual who is acting in an intimidating or unlawful manner inside or outside of the polling place. Provides that the election authority may also designate a SMS text message number that may be used for the same purposes. Includes provisions relating to posting of the telephone number and SMS text message number at each polling place and on a voter registration card. Provides that, before the 2024 general primary election, each election authority must establish procedures for in-vehicle assisted voting on election day. Includes details on implementation of the in-vehicle assisted voting. Provides that the State Board of Elections may adopt rules to implement the provisions, and provides that the State Board of Elections shall create an affidavit for use by persons using in-vehicle assisted voting. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
HB1138 - ELEC CD-AUDIT OF BALLOTS
Amends the Election Code. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall develop procedures for conducting audits of affidavit signatures on ballots cast in each regular election. Provides that each election authority shall select at random 1% of the ballots cast within the jurisdiction of the election authority to be audited in accordance with those procedures. Effective January 1, 2024.
HB1139 - ELEC CD-BALLOT TRACKING
Amends the Election Code. Provides that the State Board of Elections must develop and maintain a statewide or locally-based system to track and confirm when there is a change in the status of a trackable ballot. Provides that the term "trackable ballot" means a ballot that is mailed to a voter and deposited in the mail or deposited in a ballot box. Provides that the system shall be operational by January 1, 2024. Effective immediately.
HB1140 - ELECTION CODE-DECEASED VOTERS
Amends the Election Code. Provides that the county clerk of a county where a decedent last resided shall (rather than may) issue certifications of death records from the electronic reporting system for death registrations and shall (rather than may) use that system to cancel the registration of any person who has died during the preceding month. Requires a county coroner, medical examiner, or physician for a county or any other individual responsible for certification of death under the Vital Records Act to promptly transmit certified records to the county clerk within 7 days after the death. Requires the county clerk and coroner to report quarterly to the county board affiliated with the county clerk or coroner and certify the county clerk's or coroner's full compliance with the provisions and accuracy of the voter rolls. Allows an individual to request a copy of relevant documents. Allows injunctive relief, attorney fees, and fines for failure to comply with the provisions. Requires the county clerk to request from the United States Postal Service records of each permanent change of address form submitted related to an address in the county and to update the registration of any person whose address appears to have changed, as indicated by those records.
HB1141 - ELECTIONS VOTER PHOTO ID
Amends the Election Code. Requires Voter Identification Cards for those who do not have acceptable photo identification. Sets forth requirements and exemptions for Voter Identification Cards. Provides that any person desiring to vote shall present to the judges of election for verification of the person's identity acceptable photo identification or a Voter Identification Card. Defines "acceptable photo identification".
HB1144 - JUDICIAL ELECTION/RETENTION
Amends the Election Code. Provides that a Judge that could seek retention of the Judge's office may not resign and seek election to the same office unless the former Judge has not served as elected or appointed Judge for that office for at least 2 years. Makes other changes.
HB1149 - ELEC CD-VOTER REGISTRATION
Amends the Jury Commission Act. Provides that the clerk of the circuit court shall notify the jury administrator or jury commissioners of each jury summons that is returned indicating a change of address. Provides that, not less often than every 3 months, the jury administrator or jury commissioners shall send the local election authority a list of each such change of address. Amends the Election Code. Contains provisions concerning the cancellation of voter registration if the county clerk is of the opinion that the person is not a qualified voter or has ceased to be a qualified voter. In provisions requiring election authorities to automatically register a voter who has moved to a new jurisdiction in Illinois or within the jurisdiction, requires the election authority to act within 90 days of receipt of information from the National Change of Address Linkage System. Requires county clerks and the Board of Election Commissioners to complete verifications of voter registrations after a consolidated election in an odd-numbered year but before the first day allowed for circulation of a petition for nomination for a candidate for the following primary election in an even-numbered year (rather than at least once in every 2 years). Requires the county clerks and the Board of Election Commissioners to certify to the State Board of Elections that the verification has been conducted and completed within 30 days of completion of the verification.
HB1369 - ELEC CD-PHOTOGRAPHING BALLOTS
Amends the Election Code. Provides that a person is not prohibited from photographing his or her own ballot at any time during the voting process or from viewing a photograph of a completed or partially completed ballot. Provides that any person who gives, promises to give, or receives any money or other valuable consideration in connection with the dissemination or viewing of a photograph of a completed or partially completed ballot is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Effective immediately.
HB1392 - ELECTION DAY HOLIDAY
Amends the Election Code. Provides that General Election Day (rather than Columbus Day) is a State holiday for the purpose of extending date requirements in the Election Code. Makes similar changes in the Illinois Procurement Code, the School Code, and the Promissory Note and Bank Holiday Act. Effective immediately.
SB0127 - DIRECT RECORDING ELEC VOTING
Amends the Election Code. Provides that only voting machines or voting systems approved by the State Board of Elections, as allowed under this Code, may be used by an election authority. Repeals the Direct Recording Electronic Voting Systems Article. Makes conforming changes. Provides that a "voting machine", "voting system", or "electronic voting system" does not mean a direct recording electronic voting machine or system or a machine or system that uses a computer as the marking device to mark a ballot sheet. Effective January 1, 2024.
SB0144 - ELEC CD-FAILURE TO DISCLOSE
Amends the Election Code. Provides that intentional failure to disclose material information required for registration (rather than intentional, willful, or material failure to disclose information required for registration) is subject to a civil penalty imposed by the State Board of Elections. Effective immediately.
SB1456 - PRIMARY RANKED CHOICE VOTE ACT
Creates the Presidential Primary Ranked Choice Voting Act. Provides that any State-administered primary election for the President of the United States shall be conducted using ranked choice voting. Sets forth provisions concerning form of ballot, tabulation, inactive ballots and undervotes, and ties for ranked choice voting. Provides that at least 150 days before the date of the presidential primary election, the State committee of each political party that intends to use the State-administered presidential primary in its nomination process shall inform the State Board of Elections in writing of its intention. Provides that the State committee's written notice shall indicate whether the party prefers tabulation to occur on a winner-take-all basis or on a proportional basis. Provides that if a party's notice fails to specify how to tabulate ballots, the State-administered presidential primary election for that party shall be tabulated on a statewide winner-take-all basis. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall adopt rules or guidance to facilitate the release of unofficial preliminary round-by-round results and unofficial preliminary cast vote records as soon as feasible after the polls close and at regular intervals thereafter until the counting of ballots is complete. Sets forth information that the State Board of Elections shall make public. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall have the authority to adopt any rules necessary to implement the provisions. Defines terms.
SB1465 - ELEC CD-VOTE BY MAIL NOTICE
Amends the Election Code. Provides that, not more than 90 days nor less than 45 days before a general election (currently, before a general or consolidated election), each election authority shall notify all qualified voters, except voters who have enrolled in permanent vote by mail status and voters who have opted out of permanent vote by mail notices, of the option to obtain permanent vote by mail status (currently, notice is required for all qualified voters). Adds an opt-out option to the application for permanent vote by mail status, and makes other conforming changes.
SB1481 - ELEC CD-PRE-REGISTRATION
Amends the Election Code. Allows the State Board of Elections to receive voter registration information provided by applicants using electronic voter registration portals (rather than the Board's website). Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who is otherwise qualified to vote may preregister to vote on or after that person's 16th birthday, with the registration held in abeyance by the appropriate election authority until that individual attains the required age to vote. Requires preregistration to be completed using the online voter registration system or an electronic voter registration portal. Provides that, for the purposes of the Code, an individual who is 16 years of age or older (rather than who is 17 years of age and who will be 18 years of age on the date of the general or consolidated election) shall be deemed competent to execute and attest to any voter registration forms.
SB1483 - ELECTIONS-POST CONVICTION VOTE
Amends the Election Code. Provides that a person convicted of a felony or otherwise under sentence in a correctional institution shall have his or her right to vote restored and shall be eligible to vote not later than 14 days following his or her conviction or not later than 5 days before the first election following the person's confinement (rather than prohibiting a person who has been convicted of any crime and is serving a sentence of confinement from voting until his or her release from confinement). Requires the election authority to collaborate with a correctional institution to facilitate an opportunity for voting by mail for eligible electors to vote in that election jurisdiction who are incarcerated in the correctional institution. Provides that all requirements of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other federal, State, and local laws regarding language access and disability access apply to the provisions. Requires the correctional institution to make available to persons in custody resource materials relating to an election. Requires the State Board of Elections in coordination with correctional institutions to annually report certain data regarding compliance with the provisions. Makes conforming changes throughout the Code and in the Unified Code of Corrections. Effective July 1, 2024.