TITLE 26: ELECTIONS
CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
PART 125 PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
SECTION 125.262 BOARD DETERMINATION
Section 125.262 Board Determination
a) After the submission of the recommendations of the Hearing Officer and the recommendations of the General Counsel, if any, the Board shall determine whether the complaint was filed on justifiable grounds. If the Board determines that the complaint was filed on justifiable grounds, and if the respondent is unwilling to take action necessary to correct the violation or refrain from the conduct giving rise to the violation, it shall order a public hearing to be conducted in accordance with Subpart C.
b) The Board may consider and discuss the Hearing Officer's recommendation through a conference telephone call begun in open session and continued in executive session in lieu of an in-person meeting, and that consideration and discussion shall be deemed part of the closed preliminary hearing process. Any action on the Hearing Officer's recommendations must be taken in open session or, if taken as part of the telephonic conference call, that portion of the conference call shall be broadcast over a speaker phone or other similar device at both the permanent and branch offices of the Board. That portion of the broadcast call shall be open to the media and public.
(Source: Amended at 42 Ill. Reg. 5004, effective February 28, 2018)