Madigan urges voters to call her office if they encounter suspected
improper or illegal activity.
Attorney General Madigan reminded voters of some of their basic
Voters have the
right to vote if they are in line when the polls close at 7 p.m.
or at any other time between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the election
day (10 ILCS 5/17-1).
If a voter makes a
mistake or "spoils" a paper ballot and the voter has not cast
the ballot, the voter has the right to receive a replacement
ballot (10 ILCS 5/17-11).
If a voter cannot
read, has trouble understanding English or has a disability,
that voter has the right to request assistance from anyone other
than his or her employer, an agent of his or her employer, or an
officer or agent of his or her union (10 ILCS 5/17-14).
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the right to take unpaid time from work to vote, but no more
than two successive hours, as long as they have applied with
their employer before the election day. The employer may set
the time of day (10 ILCS 5/17-15).
No one is allowed to try to
influence a voter within 100 feet of the polling place (10
[Text from file received from the office of
Illinois Attorney General Lisa