Voting Options Expansion

P.A. 102-0001

Voting Options Expansion

Permanently allows ballot boxes and curbside voting throughout the State. Permits the Illinois State Board of Elections to make remaining Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funds available to election authorities for the maintenance of secure collection sites for the return of absentee ballots. Permits election authorities to establish curbside voting locations. They must designate at least two judges from opposite parties per vehicle. The voter must be able to mark the ballot without interference from the election judges. Requires election authorities to accept any absentee ballot returned, even if it has insufficient or no postage. Election authorities with drop-off sites must collect all ballots at the close of business each day and note the date the ballot is received. Ballots dropped off after the close of business on Election Day shall be considered as having been received on Election Day.