Grundy County

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What are some of the specific rights of pollwatchers?

  • Before the first ballot is cast, pollwatchers may observe that the ballot box is empty
  • Pollwatchers may position themselves near enough to the election judges to examine the applications for ballot
  • Pollwatchers may watch as the judges initial and distribute the ballots to voter, and as the ballots are deposited into the ballot box after the voter has voted
  • Pollwatchers may challenge a person’s right to vote. A reason for the challenge must be stated. (Possible reasons include; the person voted earlier in the day, the person moved or the person lacks qualifications) The judges of election determine whether or not to sustain a challenge
  • Pollwatchers may observe the processing procedures after the polls close

Further information is available at the State Board of Elections web site www.elections.il.gov