TITLE 26: ELECTIONS
CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
PART 125 PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
SECTION 125.520 STAFF REVIEW AND ENFORCEMENT OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS


 

Section 125.520  Staff Review and Enforcement of Reporting Requirements

 

Prior to filing a written complaint pursuant to Section 9-20 of the Election Code, the State Board of Elections, through its staff, will:

 

a)         Notify in writing each political committee that has failed to file a required report, or whose report is incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate or otherwise not in compliance with the law. Notification for failure to file a quarterly report shall be sent to all established political committees required to file that report.  Telephonic notice shall also be given whenever possible to an officer of the political committee.

 

b)         The written notice required by subsection (a) shall be given by personal service or First Class mail.  With respect to documents required that have been filed, the notice shall specify to the extent possible the deficiencies claimed in the reports.

 

c)         The notice shall also set a time, place and date for a pre-complaint conference to be held in accordance with Section 125.530.  The conference must be afforded to any political committee or its chairman or treasurer, or to any other person affected, prior to a complaint being filed by or on behalf of the Board.

 

d)         For good cause shown, the Director of the Division of Campaign Disclosure  of the Board may extend the time for compliance for an additional 30 days after the date of the pre-complaint conference.  No further extensions of time shall be given without express Board approval, and in those cases in which the reporting committee is subject to a "Standing Order" provision as provided in Section 125.420, no extensions of time shall be given.

 

(Source:  Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 2351, effective February 4, 2011)