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officers so chosen to assist voters in marking their ballots, and shall be sworn to before one of the judges of election of such precinct. Such officers shall then mark the ballot, as directed by the voter, and shall certify that the elector was duly sworn, and that they, in the presence of each other, and at the direction of the voter, marked the ballot in the manner directed by him. Such affidavit and certificate shall be in substantially the following form:

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of the State of Illinois and of the United States of America; that I now reside at No... . Precinct of the.

Number (Name of Street or Avenue)

. Ward, in .., State of Illinois, that I am duly registered as a qualified voter in said precinct of said ward; that—

the county of....

(1)
(2)

I cannot read; or

By reason of physical disability I am unable to mark my ballot;

(Strike out the provision which does not apply.) and I hereby request that I be assisted in marking my ballot.

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We, the undersigned, judge or clerk of election of the... and judge or clerk of election of the... Precinct..

party in the.

. Ward, do hereby certify that the above named was duly sworn to the above affidavit prior to his voting and that we, and each of us, went into the voting booth and in the presence of each other and at the direction of the said voter, the said ballot was marked by us as directed by him.

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Such affidavit and certificate shall be returned to the Board of Election Commissioners in an envelope labeled "Oaths and Affidavits."

Said officers assisting the voter to mark his ballot shall thereafter give no information regarding the same. The clerks of election shall enter upon the poll lists after the name of any elector who received such assistance in marking his ballot, a memorandum of the fact. Intoxication shall not be regarded as a physical disability, and no intoxicated person shall be entitled to assistance in marking his ballot.

Mr. Dailey offered the following amendments to the bill, which were adopted:

AMENDMENT No. 5.

Amend printed Senate Bill No. 21, on page 12, section 23, by striking out lines Nos. 37, 38, 39, 40 and 41, and by renumbering the remaining lines of the section.

AMENDMENT No. 6.

Amend printed Senate Bill No. 21, on page 11, in line 34, by striking out the words "by the signor." Also amend in the same line, by inserting after the word "out," the words "or printed."

And the question then being, "Shall the bill as amended be transcribed, typed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Meents, Senate Bill No. 22, a bill for "An Act to provide for the holding of primary elections by political parties for the nomination of members of the General Assembly."

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Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second

Mr. Meents offered the following amendments to the bill, which were adopted:

AMENDMENT No. 1.

Amend printed Senate Bill No. 22 on page 3 in section 9, by inserting after the word and figure "Sec. 9" and before the words "at each❞ the following words and figures:

"At least thirty-three (33) days prior to the date of the Legislative Primary fixed by this Act, the senatorial committee of each political party in each senatorial district. shall meet and by resolution fix and determine, the number of candidates to be nominated by its party in such district at the Legislative Primary for Representative in the General Assembly. A copy of said resolution, duly certified by the chairman and attested by the secretary of the committee, shall within five (5) days thereafter, be filed in the office of the Secretary of State and in the office of the county clerk of each county in the senatorial district.

"Such resolution shall be adopted by the senatorial committee of the party elected under any law of this State providing for the election of a senatorial committee. For the purpose of the first Legislative Primary to be held hereunder, the committee of any political party in any senatorial district which has last, before the passage of this Act, acted as senatorial committee of such party in the district shall exercise the powers and perform the duties vested and imposed by law on the senatorial committee hereunder until a senatorial committee is elected in compliance with law; should there be any vacancy in the membership of such committee, such vacancy may be filled by the remaining members of such committee.

"If prior to any Legislative Primary held hereunder there be no senatorial committee, or if at any time for any cause the powers herein before in this section vested in such committee be invalid or ineffective, then the number of candidates to be nominated by such political party shall be determined as follows:"

AMENDMENT No. 2.

Amend printed Senate Bill No. 22, on page 4, by adding after line 35 of section 9, a new paragraph to read as follows:

"It is the specific intent of the General Assembly that the invalidity of this section, or any part thereof, shall not render invalid the remainder

of this act, and it is expressly stated that the remainder of this statute would have been adopted without the provisions, or either of them of this section."

AMENDMENT No. 3.

Amend printed Senate Bill No. 22, on page 21, section 38, line 43, by striking out the words "three (3) weeks" and inserting in lieu thereof the following words and figures: "on Tuesday four (4) weeks.”

Mr. Marks offered the following amendment to the bill, which was adopted:

AMENDMENT No. 4.

Amend printed Senate Bill No. 22, on page 28, by striking out all of section 43, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"Section 43. Any Legislative Primary elector who makes an affidavit stating that he cannot read the English language, or that by reason of any physical disability, he is unable to mark his ballot, shall, upon request, be assisted in marking his ballot by two of the election officers of different political parties, to be selected from the judges and clerks of the precinct in which they are to act, to be designated by the judges of election of each precinct at the opening of the polls. Such affidavit shall be filled out by one of the two election officers so chosen to assist voters in marking their ballots, and shall be sworn to before one of the judges of election of such precinct. Such officers shall then mark the ballot, as directed by the voter, and shall certify that the elector was duly sworn, and that they, in the presence of each other, and at the direction of the voter, marked the ballot in the manner directed by him. Such affidavit and certificate shall be in substantially the following form:

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a citizen of the State of Illinois and of the United States of America; that I now reside at No.....

precinct of the...

...Street, in the.... .ward, in the County of..

State of Illinois; that I am duly registered as a qualified voter in said precinct of said ward; that

(1) I cannot read;

(2) By reason of physical disability I am unable to mark my ballot; (Strike out provision which does not apply)

and I hereby request that I be assisted in marking my ballot.

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We, the undersigned, do hereby certify that the above named....

Iwas duly sworn to the above affidavit prior to his voting, and that we, and each of us, together went into the voting booth, and in the presence of each other, and at the direction of said voter marked his ballot as directed by him.

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Such affidavit and certificate shall be returned to the Board of Election Commissioners in an enveloped labeled "Oaths and Affidavits."

Said officers assisting the voter to mark his ballot shall thereafter give no information regarding the same. The clerks of election shall enter upon the poll lists after the name of any elector who received such assistance in marking his ballot, a memorandum of the fact. Intoxication shall not be regarded as a physical disability and no intoxicated person shall be entitled to assistance in marking his ballot.

In case a primary is held under any other law of this State on the same day as the Legislative Primary prescribed by this Act, and a voter desires assistance, it shall be necessary to execute but one affidavit and certificate, and it shall not be necessary to make or obtain separate affidavits and certificates under this Act and such other Act.

Mr. Dailey offered the following amendments to the bill, which were adopted:

AMENDMENT No. 5.

Amend printed Senate Bill No. 22, on page 11, section 23, line 40, by inserting after the word "out" the following words: "or printed." Also amend in the same line by striking out the words "by the signer."

AMENDMENT No. 6.

Also amend the bill on page 11, section 23, by striking out lines 43, 44, 45, 46 and up to and including the period in line 47.

And the question then being, "Shall the bill as amended be transcribed, typed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Joyce, Senate Bill No. 19, a bill for “An Act to amend sections 4, 512, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14 and 15 of 'An Act to provide for the printing and distribution of ballots at public expense, and for the nomination of candidates for public offices, to regulate the manner of holding elections, and to enforce the secrecy of the ballot,' approved June 22, 1891, as amended."

time.

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second

And the question being, "Shall the bill be transcribed, typed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Joyce, Senate Bill No. 20, a bill for "An Act to amend section of Article II of 'An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State,' approved June 19, 1885, as amended."

time.

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second

And the question being, "Shall the bill be transcribed, typed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Joyce, Senate Bill No. 23, a bill for "An Act to amend sections 29 and 30 of 'An Act in regard to elections, and to provide for filling vacancies in elective offices,' approved April 3, 1872, as amended."

time.

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second

And the question being, "Shall the bill be transcribed, typed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Huebsch, Senate Bill No. 24, a bill for "An Act to amend section 12 of 'An Act for the registry of electors and to prevent fraudulent voting,' approved and in force February 15, 1865, as amended."

time.

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second

Mr. Swift offered the following amendment, which was lost:
Amend, by changing amount from $9.00 to $6.00.

And the question being, "Shall the bill be transcribed, typed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

At 4:50 o'clock p. m., on motion of Mr. Hubesch, the Senate adjourned.

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