TITLE 26: ELECTIONS
CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
PART 125 PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
SECTION 125.272 ORDER OF PUBLIC HEARING
Section 125.272 Order of Public Hearing
a) In the event that the Board orders a public hearing, the Board shall, as Code Section 9-21 requires, appoint a Hearing Officer to conduct a public hearing on the complaint and shall immediately serve upon all parties a written Notice of Appointment of the Hearing Officer, stating the name, business address and telephone number of the Hearing Officer, together with a copy of the Board's order after the closed preliminary hearing. If the complaint is filed within 60 days preceding the date of an election in reference to which the complaint is filed, the Director of the Campaign Disclosure Division also shall promptly give telephonic, e-mail or facsimile notice of the appointment to all parties and that notice shall be deemed supplementary to the written Notice of Appointment.
b) The Hearing Officer shall, in accordance with the time constraints stated in Code Section 9-21, designate a time and place for the public hearing and shall serve a written Notice of Hearing upon all parties, stating the time and place of the hearing. If the complaint is filed within 60 days preceding the date of an election in reference to which the complaint is filed, the Hearing Officer also shall promptly give telephonic notice of the hearing to all parties, which shall be deemed supplementary to the written Notice of Hearings.
c) The Notice of Hearing shall contain a statement that the respondents have the right to be represented by legal counsel in any proceeding conducted by the State Board of Elections, including public hearing proceedings.
(Source: Amended at 42 Ill. Reg. 5004, effective February 28, 2018)