Bill Text: IL HB3909 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Election Code. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, an individual who is 16 or 17 years of age may register to vote, with the registration held in abeyance by the appropriate election authority until such time as that individual attains the required age to vote. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-28 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB3909 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3909-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
5Sections 4-8.5, 5-8.5, and 6-35.5 as follows:
6 (10 ILCS 5/4-8.5)
7 Sec. 4-8.5. Deputy registrar eligibility;
8pre-registration. Unless otherwise provided by law, an
9individual who that is 17 years old or older who is registered
10to vote in this State shall be eligible to serve as a deputy
11registrar. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
12contrary, an individual who is 16 or 17 years of age may
13register to vote, and shall be deemed competent to execute and
14attest to any voter registration forms, with the registration
15held in abeyance by the appropriate election authority until
16such time as that individual attains the required age to vote.
17(Source: P.A. 99-722, eff. 8-5-16; revised 10-25-16.)
18 (10 ILCS 5/5-8.5)
19 Sec. 5-8.5. Deputy registrar eligibility;
20pre-registration. Unless otherwise provided by law, an
21individual who that is 17 years old or older who is registered
22to vote in this State shall be eligible to serve as a deputy

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1registrar. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
2contrary, an individual who is 16 or 17 years of age may
3register to vote, and shall be deemed competent to execute and
4attest to any voter registration forms, with the registration
5held in abeyance by the appropriate election authority until
6such time as that individual attains the required age to vote.
7(Source: P.A. 99-722, eff. 8-5-16; revised 10-25-16.)
8 (10 ILCS 5/6-35.5)
9 Sec. 6-35.5. Deputy registrar eligibility;
10pre-registration. Unless otherwise provided by law, an
11individual who that is 17 years old or older who is registered
12to vote in this State shall be eligible to serve as a deputy
13registrar. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
14contrary, an individual who is 16 or 17 years of age may
15register to vote, and shall be deemed competent to execute and
16attest to any voter registration forms, with the registration
17held in abeyance by the appropriate election authority until
18such time as that individual attains the required age to vote.
19(Source: P.A. 99-722, eff. 8-5-16; revised 10-25-16.)
20 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.
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