Bill Text: IL HB0257 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Election Code. Provides that for the 2020 general primary election and each election thereafter, each election authority shall mail to every registered voter within that election authority's jurisdiction a vote by mail ballot. Provides that ballots under the provisions must be sent to voters in a reasonable amount of time before the date of the election. Provides that the receipt of a ballot does not prevent a voter from instead casting a ballot in person. Provides that the State Board of Elections may adopt any rules necessary to implement the provisions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-29 - Assigned to Executive Committee [HB0257 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB0257-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HB0257

Introduced , by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
10 ILCS 5/19-2.3 new

Amends the Election Code. Provides that for the 2020 general primary election and each election thereafter, each election authority shall mail to every registered voter within that election authority's jurisdiction a vote by mail ballot. Provides that ballots under the provisions must be sent to voters in a reasonable amount of time before the date of the election. Provides that the receipt of a ballot does not prevent a voter from instead casting a ballot in person. Provides that the State Board of Elections may adopt any rules necessary to implement the provisions.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning elections.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Election Code is amended by adding Section
519-2.3 as follows:
6 (10 ILCS 5/19-2.3 new)
7 Sec. 19-2.3. All-mail elections.
8 (a) For the 2020 general primary election and each election
9thereafter, each election authority shall mail to every
10registered voter within that election authority's jurisdiction
11a vote by mail ballot that meets the requirements of this
12Article.
13 (b) Ballots mailed under this Section must be sent to
14voters in a reasonable amount of time before the date of the
15election. The receipt of a ballot under this Section does not
16prevent a voter from instead casting a ballot in person.
17 (c) The State Board of Elections may adopt any rules
18necessary to implement this Section.
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