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SECTION 8-412
Absentee ballots; deadline for receipt, and delivery to polling place
Election (ELN) CHAPTER 17, ARTICLE 8, TITLE 4
§ 8-412. Absentee ballots; deadline for receipt, and delivery to
polling place. * 1. The board of elections shall cause all absentee
ballots received by it before the close of the polls on election day and
all ballots contained in envelopes showing a cancellation mark of the
United States postal service or a foreign country's postal service, or
showing a dated endorsement of receipt by another agency of the United
States government, with a date which is ascertained to be not later than
the day of the election and received by such board of elections not
later than seven days following the day of election to be cast and
counted. For purposes of this section, any absentee ballot received by
the board of elections by mail that does not bear or display a dated
postmark shall be presumed to have been timely mailed or delivered if
such ballot bears a time stamp of the receiving board of elections
indicating receipt by such board on the day after the election.

* NB Effective until December 31, 2021

* 1. The board of elections shall cause all absentee ballots received
by it before the close of the polls on election day and all ballots
contained in envelopes showing a cancellation mark of the United States
postal service or a foreign country's postal service, or showing a dated
endorsement of receipt by another agency of the United States
government, with a date which is ascertained to be not later than the
day of the election and received by such board of elections not later
than seven days following the day of election to be cast and counted
except that the absentee ballot of a voter who requested such ballot by
letter, rather than application, shall not be counted unless a valid
application form, signed by such voter, is received by the board of
elections with such ballot. For purposes of this section, any absentee
ballot received by the board of elections by mail that does not bear or
display a dated postmark shall be presumed to have been timely mailed or
delivered if such ballot bears a time stamp of the receiving board of
elections indicating receipt by such board on the day after the
election.

* NB Effective December 31, 2021

2. Absentee ballots received by the board of elections shall be
retained at the board of elections and cast and canvassed pursuant to
the provisions of section 9-209 of this chapter.