Bill Text: IL HB0388 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: 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 a person who gives, promises to give, or receives any money or other valuable consideration in connection with the dissemination or viewing of such a photograph is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-04-27 - To Subcommittee on Election Law [HB0388 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB0388-Engrossed.html



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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 changing Section
529-9 as follows:
6 (10 ILCS 5/29-9) (from Ch. 46, par. 29-9)
7 Sec. 29-9. Unlawful observation of voting. Except as
8permitted by this Code, any person who knowingly marks his
9ballot or casts his vote on a voting machine or voting device
10so that it can be observed by another person, and any person
11who knowingly observes another person lawfully marking a ballot
12or lawfully casting his vote on a voting machine or voting
13device, shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. Nothing in this
14Section shall prohibit a person from photographing his or her
15own ballot at any time during the voting process or from
16viewing a photograph of a completed or partially completed
17ballot; however, a person who gives, promises to give, or
18receives any money or other valuable consideration in
19connection with the dissemination or viewing of such a
20photograph shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
21(Source: P.A. 78-887.)
22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon

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1becoming law.
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