(a) In the event of a state of emergency, declared by the Governor in accordance with
the provisions of law, that interferes with the electoral process, the emergency proclamation
(1) provide for the postponement, until a specific date, of the election in part or
all of the State;
(2) specify alternate voting locations; or
(3) specify alternate voting systems.
(b)(1) If emergency circumstances, not constituting a declared state of emergency,
interfere with the electoral process, the State Board or a local board, after conferring
with the State Board, may petition a circuit court to take any action the court considers
necessary to provide a remedy that is in the public interest and protects the integrity
of the electoral process.
(2) The State Board shall develop guidelines concerning methods for addressing possible
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