100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
SB2854

 

Introduced 2/13/2018, by Sen. Melinda Bush - Jil Tracy

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
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    Amends the Election Code. Except for provisions with references to a committeeman and committeewoman, changes references from "committeeman" to "committeeperson" and makes related changes throughout the Code. Changes references from "chairman" to "chairperson" and makes related changes throughout the Code. Effective January 1, 2019.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning elections.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
5Sections 1A-6, 1A-6.1, 1A-7, 2A-1.2, 4-6.2, 4-11, 4-12, 4-22,
65-14, 5-15, 5-16.2, 5-29, 6-24, 6-44, 6-50.2, 6-60, 6-66, 6-70,
76A-3, 7-1, 7-2, 7-4, 7-7, 7-8, 7-8.01, 7-8.02, 7-9, 7-9.1,
87-10, 7-11, 7-12, 7-13, 7-14.1, 7-17, 7-19, 7-25, 7-34, 7-46,
97-51, 7-53, 7-55, 7-56, 7-58, 7-59, 7-60, 7-60.1, 8-5, 8-6,
108-7, 9-1.3, 9-1.8, 9-2, 9-8.10, 9-11, 9-15, 9-20, 10-2, 10-6.2,
1110-8, 10-9, 10-10, 11-6, 13-1, 13-1.1, 13-2, 13-3, 13-4, 14-1,
1214-3.1, 14-3.2, 14-5, 17-18.1, 17-22, 17-23, 18-1, 18-14, 21-1,
1322-1, 22-4, 22-8, 22-15, 22-15.1, 24-13, 24A-10, 24A-11,
1424A-15, 24B-10, 24B-11, 24B-15, 24C-13, 24C-15, 25-6, 25-11,
1528-13, 29B-10, 29B-20, 29B-25, and 29B-30 as follows:
 
16    (10 ILCS 5/1A-6)  (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-6)
17    Sec. 1A-6. One member of the State Board of Elections shall
18be elected by the members of the Board to be chairperson
19chairman and shall serve as chairperson chairman of the Board
20for a term ending June 30, 1979. On July 1 of 1979 and on July 1
21of each odd-numbered year thereafter, a chairperson chairman
22shall be elected by the members of the Board for a 2 year term
23ending June 30 of the next odd-numbered year. If July 1 of any

 

 

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1odd-numbered year does not fall on a business day, said
2election shall be held on the first business day thereafter.
3The chairperson chairman elected for each 2 year term shall not
4be of the same political party affiliation as the prior
5chairperson chairman. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office
6of chairperson chairman, a new chairperson chairman of the same
7political party affiliation shall be elected for the remainder
8of the vacating chairperson's chairman's term. Whenever a
9chairperson chairman is elected, the Board shall elect from
10among its members, a vice chairperson chairman who shall not be
11of the same political party affiliation as the chairperson
12chairman.
13    Upon the confirmation of all of the members of the State
14Board of Elections initially appointed under the amendatory Act
15of 1978, the Governor shall designate one of the members as
16interim chairperson chairman who shall preside over the Board
17until a chairperson chairman is elected pursuant to this
18Section.
19(Source: P.A. 80-1178.)
 
20    (10 ILCS 5/1A-6.1)  (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-6.1)
21    Sec. 1A-6.1. The chairperson chairman of the State Board of
22Elections shall preside at all meetings of the Board, except
23that the vice chairperson chairman shall preside at any meeting
24when the chairperson chairman is absent. The salary of the
25chairperson chairman shall be $25,000 per year, or as set by

 

 

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1the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater, and the
2salary of the vice-chairperson vice-chairman shall be $20,000
3per year, or as set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever
4is greater. The salary of the other Board members shall be
5$15,000 per year, or as set by the Compensation Review Board,
6whichever is greater. Each member shall be reimbursed for
7actual expenses incurred in the performance of his duties.
8(Source: P.A. 83-1177.)
 
9    (10 ILCS 5/1A-7)  (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-7)
10    Sec. 1A-7. The State Board of Elections shall meet at such
11time or times as the chairperson chairman or any 4 members
12shall direct, but at least once per month. Five members of the
13Board are necessary to constitute a quorum and 5 votes are
14necessary for any action of the Board to become effective,
15including the appointment of the executive director, the
16employment of technical consultants and the employment of other
17persons.
18    If a quorum is present at a meeting of the Board, one of
19the members present may vote for the absent member pursuant to
20a written proxy signed by the absent member. A member voting by
21proxy who is not in attendance may not be counted towards the
22presence of a quorum.
23(Source: P.A. 80-1178.)
 
24    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2)  (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2)

 

 

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1    Sec. 2A-1.2. Consolidated Schedule of Elections - Offices
2Designated.
3    (a) At the general election in the appropriate
4even-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled or
5shall be on the ballot as otherwise required by this Code:
6        (1) Elector of President and Vice President of the
7    United States;
8        (2) United States Senator and United States
9    Representative;
10        (3) State Executive Branch elected officers;
11        (4) State Senator and State Representative;
12        (5) County elected officers, including State's
13    Attorney, County Board member, County Commissioners, and
14    elected President of the County Board or County Chief
15    Executive;
16        (6) Circuit Court Clerk;
17        (7) Regional Superintendent of Schools, except in
18    counties or educational service regions in which that
19    office has been abolished;
20        (8) Judges of the Supreme, Appellate and Circuit
21    Courts, on the question of retention, to fill vacancies and
22    newly created judicial offices;
23        (9) (Blank);
24        (10) Trustee of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of
25    Chicago, and elected Trustee of other Sanitary Districts;
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1    designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
2    authorizing the creation of the district requires an annual
3    election and permits or requires election of candidates of
4    political parties.
5    (b) At the general primary election:
6        (1) in each even-numbered year candidates of political
7    parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled
8    at the general election in that year, except where pursuant
9    to law nomination of candidates of political parties is
10    made by caucus.
11        (2) in the appropriate even-numbered years the
12    political party offices of State central committeeperson
13    committeeman, township committeeperson committeeman, ward
14    committeeperson committeeman, and precinct committeeperson
15    committeeman shall be filled and delegates and alternate
16    delegates to the National nominating conventions shall be
17    elected as may be required pursuant to this Code. In the
18    even-numbered years in which a Presidential election is to
19    be held, candidates in the Presidential preference primary
20    shall also be on the ballot.
21        (3) in each even-numbered year, where the municipality
22    has provided for annual elections to elect municipal
23    officers pursuant to Section 6(f) or Section 7 of Article
24    VII of the Constitution, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal
25    Code or pursuant to the municipal charter, the offices of
26    such municipal officers shall be filled at an election held

 

 

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1    on the date of the general primary election, provided that
2    the municipal election shall be a nonpartisan election
3    where required by the Illinois Municipal Code. For partisan
4    municipal elections in even-numbered years, a primary to
5    nominate candidates for municipal office to be elected at
6    the general primary election shall be held on the Tuesday 6
7    weeks preceding that election.
8        (4) in each school district which has adopted the
9    provisions of Article 33 of the School Code, successors to
10    the members of the board of education whose terms expire in
11    the year in which the general primary is held shall be
12    elected.
13    (c) At the consolidated election in the appropriate
14odd-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled:
15        (1) Municipal officers, provided that in
16    municipalities in which candidates for alderman or other
17    municipal office are not permitted by law to be candidates
18    of political parties, the runoff election where required by
19    law, or the nonpartisan election where required by law,
20    shall be held on the date of the consolidated election; and
21    provided further, in the case of municipal officers
22    provided for by an ordinance providing the form of
23    government of the municipality pursuant to Section 7 of
24    Article VII of the Constitution, such offices shall be
25    filled by election or by runoff election as may be provided
26    by such ordinance;

 

 

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1        (2) Village and incorporated town library directors;
2        (3) City boards of stadium commissioners;
3        (4) Commissioners of park districts;
4        (5) Trustees of public library districts;
5        (6) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
6    designated in this section, where the statute creating or
7    authorizing the creation of the district permits or
8    requires election of candidates of political parties;
9        (7) Township officers, including township park
10    commissioners, township library directors, and boards of
11    managers of community buildings, and Multi-Township
12    Assessors;
13        (8) Highway commissioners and road district clerks;
14        (9) Members of school boards in school districts which
15    adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
16        (10) The directors and chairperson chairman of the
17    Chain O Lakes - Fox River Waterway Management Agency;
18        (11) Forest preserve district commissioners elected
19    under Section 3.5 of the Downstate Forest Preserve District
20    Act;
21        (12) Elected members of school boards, school
22    trustees, directors of boards of school directors,
23    trustees of county boards of school trustees (except in
24    counties or educational service regions having a
25    population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants) and members of
26    boards of school inspectors, except school boards in school

 

 

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1    districts that adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
2        (13) Members of Community College district boards;
3        (14) Trustees of Fire Protection Districts;
4        (15) Commissioners of the Springfield Metropolitan
5    Exposition and Auditorium Authority;
6        (16) Elected Trustees of Tuberculosis Sanitarium
7    Districts;
8        (17) Elected Officers of special districts not
9    otherwise designated in this Section for which the law
10    governing those districts does not permit candidates of
11    political parties.
12    (d) At the consolidated primary election in each
13odd-numbered year, candidates of political parties shall be
14nominated for those offices to be filled at the consolidated
15election in that year, except where pursuant to law nomination
16of candidates of political parties is made by caucus, and
17except those offices listed in paragraphs (12) through (17) of
18subsection (c).
19    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
20odd-numbered years, the mayor, clerk, treasurer, and aldermen
21shall be elected in municipalities in which candidates for
22mayor, clerk, treasurer, or alderman are not permitted by law
23to be candidates of political parties, subject to runoff
24elections to be held at the consolidated election as may be
25required by law, and municipal officers shall be nominated in a
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1candidates for such office are not permitted to be candidates
2of political parties.
3    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
4odd-numbered years, municipal officers shall be nominated or
5elected, or elected subject to a runoff, as may be provided by
6an ordinance providing a form of government of the municipality
7pursuant to Section 7 of Article VII of the Constitution.
8    (e) (Blank).
9    (f) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, public
10questions may be submitted to voters pursuant to this Code and
11any special election otherwise required or authorized by law or
12by court order may be conducted pursuant to this Code.
13    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of officers
14established in this Article, whenever a referendum is held for
15the establishment of a political subdivision whose officers are
16to be elected, the initial officers shall be elected at the
17election at which such referendum is held if otherwise so
18provided by law. In such cases, the election of the initial
19officers shall be subject to the referendum.
20    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of
21officials established in this Article, any community college
22district which becomes effective by operation of law pursuant
23to Section 6-6.1 of the Public Community College Act, as now or
24hereafter amended, shall elect the initial district board
25members at the next regularly scheduled election following the
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1    (g) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, if in
2any precinct there are no offices or public questions required
3to be on the ballot under this Code then no election shall be
4held in the precinct on that date.
5    (h) There may be conducted a referendum in accordance with
6the provisions of Division 6-4 of the Counties Code.
7(Source: P.A. 89-5, eff. 1-1-96; 89-95, eff. 1-1-96; 89-626,
8eff. 8-9-96; 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
 
9    (10 ILCS 5/4-6.2)  (from Ch. 46, par. 4-6.2)
10    Sec. 4-6.2. (a) The county clerk shall appoint all
11municipal and township or road district clerks or their duly
12authorized deputies as deputy registrars who may accept the
13registration of all qualified residents of the State.
14    The county clerk shall appoint all precinct
15committeepersons in the county as deputy registrars who may
16accept the registration of any qualified resident of the State,
17except during the 27 days preceding an election.
18    The county clerk shall appoint each of the following named
19persons as deputy registrars upon the written request of such
20persons:
21        1. The chief librarian, or a qualified person
22    designated by the chief librarian, of any public library
23    situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept
24    the registrations of any qualified resident of the State,
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1        2. The principal, or a qualified person designated by
2    the principal, of any high school, elementary school, or
3    vocational school situated within the election
4    jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any
5    qualified resident of the State, at such school. The county
6    clerk shall notify every principal and vice-principal of
7    each high school, elementary school, and vocational school
8    situated within the election jurisdiction of their
9    eligibility to serve as deputy registrars and offer
10    training courses for service as deputy registrars at
11    conveniently located facilities at least 4 months prior to
12    every election.
13        3. The president, or a qualified person designated by
14    the president, of any university, college, community
15    college, academy or other institution of learning situated
16    within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the
17    registrations of any resident of the State, at such
18    university, college, community college, academy or
19    institution.
20        4. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona fide
21    labor organization, or a reasonable number of qualified
22    members designated by such official, who may accept the
23    registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
24        5. A duly elected or appointed official of a bonafide
25    State civic organization, as defined and determined by rule
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1    designated by such official, who may accept the
2    registration of any qualified resident of the State. In
3    determining the number of deputy registrars that shall be
4    appointed, the county clerk shall consider the population
5    of the jurisdiction, the size of the organization, the
6    geographic size of the jurisdiction, convenience for the
7    public, the existing number of deputy registrars in the
8    jurisdiction and their location, the registration
9    activities of the organization and the need to appoint
10    deputy registrars to assist and facilitate the
11    registration of non-English speaking individuals. In no
12    event shall a county clerk fix an arbitrary number
13    applicable to every civic organization requesting
14    appointment of its members as deputy registrars. The State
15    Board of Elections shall by rule provide for certification
16    of bonafide State civic organizations. Such appointments
17    shall be made for a period not to exceed 2 years,
18    terminating on the first business day of the month
19    following the month of the general election, and shall be
20    valid for all periods of voter registration as provided by
21    this Code during the terms of such appointments.
22        6. The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or a
23    reasonable number of employees designated by the Director
24    and located at public aid offices, who may accept the
25    registration of any qualified resident of the county at any
26    such public aid office.

 

 

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1        7. The Director of the Illinois Department of
2    Employment Security, or a reasonable number of employees
3    designated by the Director and located at unemployment
4    offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified
5    resident of the county at any such unemployment office.
6        8. The president of any corporation as defined by the
7    Business Corporation Act of 1983, or a reasonable number of
8    employees designated by such president, who may accept the
9    registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
10    If the request to be appointed as deputy registrar is
11denied, the county clerk shall, within 10 days after the date
12the request is submitted, provide the affected individual or
13organization with written notice setting forth the specific
14reasons or criteria relied upon to deny the request to be
15appointed as deputy registrar.
16    The county clerk may appoint as many additional deputy
17registrars as he considers necessary. The county clerk shall
18appoint such additional deputy registrars in such manner that
19the convenience of the public is served, giving due
20consideration to both population concentration and area. Some
21of the additional deputy registrars shall be selected so that
22there are an equal number from each of the 2 major political
23parties in the election jurisdiction. The county clerk, in
24appointing an additional deputy registrar, shall make the
25appointment from a list of applicants submitted by the
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1applicant's political party. A Chairperson Chairman of a County
2Central Committee shall submit a list of applicants to the
3county clerk by November 30 of each year. The county clerk may
4require a Chairperson Chairman of a County Central Committee to
5furnish a supplemental list of applicants.
6    Deputy registrars may accept registrations at any time
7other than the 27 day period preceding an election. All persons
8appointed as deputy registrars shall be registered voters
9within the county and shall take and subscribe to the following
10oath or affirmation:
11    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I
12will support the Constitution of the United States, and the
13Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will
14faithfully discharge the duties of the office of deputy
15registrar to the best of my ability and that I will register no
16person nor cause the registration of any person except upon his
17personal application before me.
18
............................
19
(Signature Deputy Registrar)"
20    This oath shall be administered by the county clerk, or by
21one of his deputies, or by any person qualified to take
22acknowledgement of deeds and shall immediately thereafter be
23filed with the county clerk.
24    Appointments of deputy registrars under this Section,
25except precinct committeepersons committeemen, shall be for
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1election of each even-numbered year; except that the terms of
2the initial appointments shall be until December 1st following
3the next general election. Appointments of precinct
4committeepersons committeemen shall be for 2-year terms
5commencing on the date of the county convention following the
6general primary at which they were elected. The county clerk
7shall issue a certificate of appointment to each deputy
8registrar, and shall maintain in his office for public
9inspection a list of the names of all appointees.
10    (b) The county clerk shall be responsible for training all
11deputy registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a), at
12times and locations reasonably convenient for both the county
13clerk and such appointees. The county clerk shall be
14responsible for certifying and supervising all deputy
15registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a). Deputy
16registrars appointed under subsection (a) shall be subject to
17removal for cause.
18    (c) Completed registration materials under the control of
19deputy registrars, appointed pursuant to subsection (a), shall
20be returned to the appointing election authority by first-class
21mail within 2 business days or personal delivery within 7 days,
22except that completed registration materials received by the
23deputy registrars during the period between the 35th and 28th
24day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy
25registrars to the appointing election authority within 48 hours
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1received by the deputy registrars on the 28th day preceding an
2election shall be returned by the deputy registrars within 24
3hours after receipt thereof. Unused materials shall be returned
4by deputy registrars appointed pursuant to paragraph 4 of
5subsection (a), not later than the next working day following
6the close of registration.
7    (d) The county clerk or board of election commissioners, as
8the case may be, must provide any additional forms requested by
9any deputy registrar regardless of the number of unaccounted
10registration forms the deputy registrar may have in his or her
11possession.
12    (e) No deputy registrar shall engage in any electioneering
13or the promotion of any cause during the performance of his or
14her duties.
15    (f) The county clerk shall not be criminally or civilly
16liable for the acts or omissions of any deputy registrar. Such
17deputy registrars shall not be deemed to be employees of the
18county clerk.
19    (g) Completed registration materials returned by deputy
20registrars for persons residing outside the county shall be
21transmitted by the county clerk within 2 days after receipt to
22the election authority of the person's election jurisdiction of
23residence.
24(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)
 
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1    Sec. 4-11. At least 2 weeks prior to the general November
2election in each even numbered year and the consolidated
3election in each odd-numbered year the county clerk shall cause
4a list to be made for each precinct of all names upon the
5registration record cards not marked or erased, in alphabetical
6order, with the address, provided, that such list may be
7arranged geographically, by street and number, in numerical
8order, with respect to all precincts in which all, or
9substantially all residences of voters therein shall be located
10upon and numbered along streets, avenues, courts, or other
11highways which are either named or numbered, upon direction
12either of the county board or of the circuit court. On the
13list, the county clerk shall indicate, by italics, asterisk, or
14other means, the names of all persons who have registered since
15the last regularly scheduled election in the consolidated
16schedule of elections established in Section 2A-1.1 of this
17Act. The county clerk shall cause such precinct lists to be
18printed or typed in sufficient numbers to meet all reasonable
19demands, and upon application a copy of the same shall be given
20to any person applying therefor. By such time, the county clerk
21shall give the precinct lists to the chairperson chairman of a
22county central committee of an established political party, as
23such party is defined in Section 10-2 of this Act, or to the
24chairperson's chairman's duly authorized representative.
25Within 30 days of the effective date of this Amendatory Act of
261983, the county clerk shall give the precinct lists compiled

 

 

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1prior to the general November election of 1982 to the
2chairperson chairman of county central committee of an
3established political party or to the chairperson's chairman's
4duly authorized representative.
5    Prior to the opening of the polls for other elections, the
6county clerk shall transmit or deliver to the judges of
7election of each polling place a corrected list of registered
8voters in the precinct, or the names of persons added to and
9erased or withdrawn from the list for such precinct. At other
10times such list, currently corrected, shall be kept available
11for public inspection in the office of the county clerk.
12    Within 60 days after each general election the county clerk
13shall indicate by italics, asterisk, or other means, on the
14list of registered voters in each precinct, each registrant who
15voted at that general election, and shall provide a copy of
16such list to the chairperson chairman of the county central
17committee of each established political party or to the
18chairperson's chairman's duly authorized representative.
19    Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
20Act of 1983, the county clerk shall indicate by italics,
21asterisk, or other means, on the list of registered voters in
22each precinct, each registrant who voted at the general
23election of 1982, and shall provide a copy of such coded list
24to the chairperson chairman of the county central committee of
25each established political party or to the chairperson's
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1    The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual
2cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either
3of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
4(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
 
5    (10 ILCS 5/4-12)  (from Ch. 46, par. 4-12)
6    Sec. 4-12. Any voter or voters in the township, city,
7village or incorporated town containing such precinct, and any
8precinct committeeperson committeeman in the county, may,
9between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. of Monday and
10Tuesday of the second week prior to the week in which the 1970
11primary election for the nomination of candidates for State and
12county offices or any election thereafter is to be held, make
13application in writing, to the county clerk, to have any name
14upon the register of any precinct erased. Such application
15shall be, in substance, in the words and figures following:
16    "I being a qualified voter, registered from No. .... Street
17in the .... precinct of the .... ward of the city (village or
18town of) .... (or of the .... town of ....) do hereby solemnly
19swear (or affirm) that .... registered from No. .... Street is
20not a qualified voter in the .... precinct of .... ward of the
21city (village or town) of .... (or of the .... town of ....)
22and hence I ask that his name be erased from the register of
23such precinct for the following reason .....
24    Affiant further says that he has personal knowledge of the
25facts set forth in the above affidavit.

 

 

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1
(Signed) .....
2    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
3
....
4
....
5
....."

 
6    Such application shall be signed and sworn to by the
7applicant before the county clerk or any deputy authorized by
8the county clerk for that purpose, and filed with said clerk.
9Thereupon notice of such application, and of the time and place
10of hearing thereon, with a demand to appear before the county
11clerk and show cause why his name shall not be erased from said
12register, shall be mailed, in an envelope duly stamped and
13directed to such person at the address upon said register, at
14least four days before the day fixed in said notice to show
15cause. If such person has provided the election authority with
16an e-mail address, then the election authority shall also send
17the same notice by electronic mail at least 4 days before the
18day fixed in said notice to show cause.
19    A like notice shall be mailed to the person or persons
20making the application to have the name upon such register
21erased to appear and show cause why said name should be erased,
22the notice to set out the day and hour of such hearing. If the
23voter making such application fails to appear before said clerk
24at the time set for the hearing as fixed in the said notice or
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1erased, the application to erase may be dismissed by the county
2clerk.
3    Any voter making the application is privileged from arrest
4while presenting it to the county clerk, and while going to and
5from the office of the county clerk.
6(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)
 
7    (10 ILCS 5/4-22)  (from Ch. 46, par. 4-22)
8    Sec. 4-22. Except as otherwise provided in this Section
9upon application to vote each registered elector shall sign his
10name or make his mark as the case may be, on a certificate
11substantially as follows:
12
CERTIFICATE OF REGISTERED VOTER
13
City of ....... Ward ....... Precinct .......
14
Election ....... (Date) ....... (Month) ....... (Year)
15
Registration Record .......
16
Checked by .......
17
Voter's number ....
18
INSTRUCTION TO VOTERS
19    Sign this certificate and hand it to the election officer
20in charge. After the registration record has been checked, the
21officer will hand it back to you. Whereupon you shall present
22it to the officer in charge of the ballots.
23    I hereby certify that I am registered from the address
24below and am qualified to vote.
25
Signature of voter .......

 

 

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1
residence address .......
2    An individual shall not be required to provide his social
3security number when applying for a ballot. He shall not be
4denied a ballot, nor shall his ballot be challenged, solely
5because of his refusal to provide his social security number.
6Nothing in this Act prevents an individual from being requested
7to provide his social security number when the individual
8applies for a ballot. If, however, the certificate contains a
9space for the individual's social security number, the
10following notice shall appear on the certificate, immediately
11above such space, in bold-face capital letters, in type the
12size of which equals the largest type on the certificate:
13    "THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR A BALLOT WITH THIS DOCUMENT IS
14NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. HE
15OR SHE MAY NOT BE DENIED A BALLOT, NOR SHALL HIS OR HER BALLOT
16BE CHALLENGED, SOLELY BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER REFUSAL TO PROVIDE
17HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER."
18    The certificates of each State-wide political party at a
19general primary election shall be separately printed upon paper
20of uniform quality, texture and size, but the certificates of
21no 2 State-wide political parties shall be of the same color or
22tint. However, if the election authority provides computer
23generated applications with the precinct, ballot style and
24voter's name and address preprinted on the application, a
25single application may be used for State-wide political parties
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1political party. Such application shall not entitle the voter
2to vote in the primary of more than one political party at the
3same election.
4    At the consolidated primary, such certificates may contain
5spaces or checkoff boxes permitting the voter to request a
6primary ballot of any other political party which is
7established only within a political subdivision and for which a
8primary is conducted on the same election day. Such application
9shall not entitle the voter to vote in both the primary of the
10State-wide political party and the primary of the local
11political party with respect to the offices of the same
12political subdivision. In no event may a voter vote in more
13than one State-wide primary on the same day.
14    The judges in charge of the precinct registration files
15shall compare the signature upon such certificate with the
16signature on the registration record card as a means of
17identifying the voter. Unless satisfied by such comparison that
18the applicant to vote is the identical person who is registered
19under the same name, the judges shall ask such applicant the
20questions for identification which appear on the registration
21card, and if the applicant does not prove to the satisfaction
22of a majority of the judges of the election precinct that he is
23the identical person registered under the name in question then
24the vote of such applicant shall be challenged by a judge of
25election, and the same procedure followed as provided by law
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1    In case the elector is unable to sign his name, a judge of
2election shall check the data on the registration card and
3shall check the address given, with the registered address, in
4order to determine whether he is entitled to vote.
5    One of the judges of election shall check the certificate
6of each applicant for a ballot after the registration record
7has been examined, and shall sign his initials on the
8certificate in the space provided therefor, and shall enter
9upon such certificate the number of the voter in the place
10provided therefor, and make an entry in the voting record space
11on the registration record, to indicate whether or not the
12applicant voted. Such judge shall then hand such certificate
13back to the applicant in case he is permitted to vote, and such
14applicant shall hand it to the judge of election in charge of
15the ballots. The certificates of the voters shall be filed in
16the order in which they are received and shall constitute an
17official poll record. The term "poll lists" and "poll books",
18where used in this Article, shall be construed to apply to such
19official poll record.
20    After each general primary election the county clerk shall
21indicate by color code or other means next to the name of each
22registrant on the list of registered voters in each precinct
23the primary ballot of a political party that the registrant
24requested at that general primary election. The county clerk,
25within 60 days after the general primary election, shall
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1of the county central committee of each established political
2party or to the chairperson's chairman's duly authorized
3representative.
4    Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
5Act of 1983, the county clerk shall provide to the chairperson
6chairman of the county central committee of each established
7political party or to the chairperson's chairman's duly
8authorized representative the list of registered voters in each
9precinct at the time of the general primary election of 1982
10and shall indicate on such list by color code or other means
11next to the name of a registrant the primary ballot of a
12political party that the registrant requested at the general
13primary election of 1982.
14    The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual
15cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either
16of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
17    Where an elector makes application to vote by signing and
18presenting the certificate provided by this Section, and his
19registration record card is not found in the precinct registry
20of voters, but his name appears as that of a registered voter
21in such precinct upon the printed precinct register as
22corrected or revised by the supplemental list, or upon the
23consolidated list, if any, and whose name has not been erased
24or withdrawn from such register, the printed precinct register
25as corrected or revised by the supplemental list, or
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1elector's right to vote upon compliance with the provisions
2hereinafter set forth in this Section. In such event one of the
3judges of election shall require an affidavit by such person
4and one voter residing in the precinct before the judges of
5election, substantially in the form prescribed in Section 17-10
6of this Act, and upon the presentation of such affidavits, a
7certificate shall be issued to such elector, and upon the
8presentation of such certificate and affidavits, he shall be
9entitled to vote.
10    Provided, however, that applications for ballots made by
11registered voters under the provisions of Article 19 of this
12Act shall be accepted by the Judges of Election in lieu of the
13"Certificate of Registered Voter" provided for in this Section.
14    When the county clerk delivers to the judges of election
15for use at the polls a supplemental or consolidated list of the
16printed precinct register, he shall give a copy of the
17supplemental or consolidated list to the chairperson chairman
18of a county central committee of an established political party
19or to the chairperson's chairman's duly authorized
20representative.
21    Whenever 2 or more elections occur simultaneously, the
22election authority charged with the duty of providing
23application certificates may prescribe the form thereof so that
24a voter is required to execute only one, indicating in which of
25the elections he desires to vote.
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1determine in which political subdivisions the voter resides by
2use of the information contained on the voter registration
3cards or the separate registration lists or other means
4approved by the State Board of Elections and prepared and
5supplied by the election authority. The voter's certificate
6shall be so marked by the judges as to show the respective
7ballots which the voter is given.
8(Source: P.A. 84-809.)
 
9    (10 ILCS 5/5-14)  (from Ch. 46, par. 5-14)
10    Sec. 5-14. Either of the canvassers shall, at the end of
11the canvass, return the "Verification Lists" to the County
12Clerk and a certificate of the correctness of such return.
13Immediately after receipt of such Verification Lists, the
14County Clerk shall cause copies to be printed in plain large
15type in sufficient numbers to meet all demands, and upon
16application, a copy of the same shall be given to any person
17applying therefor. Thereafter a list of registered voters in
18each precinct shall be compiled by the County clerk, prior to
19the General Election to be held in November of each even
20numbered year. On the list, the County Clerk shall indicate, by
21italics, asterisk, or other means, the names of all persons who
22have registered since the last regularly scheduled election in
23the consolidated schedule of elections established in Section
242A-1.1 of this Act.
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1compiled, the County Clerk shall give a copy of it to the
2chairperson chairman of a county central committee of an
3established political party, as such party is defined in
4Section 10-2 of this Act, or to the chairperson's chairman's
5duly authorized representative. Within 30 days of the effective
6date of this Amendatory Act of 1983, the County Clerk shall
7give the list of registered voters in each precinct that was
8compiled prior to the general November election of 1982 to the
9chairperson chairman of a county central committee of an
10established political party or to the chairperson's chairman's
11duly authorized representative.
12    Within 60 days after each general election the county clerk
13shall indicate by italics, asterisk, or other means, on the
14list of registered voters in each precinct, each registrant who
15voted at that general election, and shall provide a copy of
16such list to the chairperson chairman of the county central
17committee of each established political party or to the
18chairperson's chairman's duly authorized representative.
19    Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
20Act of 1983, the county clerk shall indicate by italics,
21asterisk, or other means, on the list of registered voters in
22each precinct, each registrant who voted at the general
23election of 1982, and shall provide a copy of such coded list
24to the chairperson chairman of the county central committee of
25each established political party or to the chairperson's
26chairman's duly authorized representative.

 

 

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1    The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual
2cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either
3of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
4(Source: P.A. 83-1263.)
 
5    (10 ILCS 5/5-15)  (from Ch. 46, par. 5-15)
6    Sec. 5-15. Any voter or voters in the township, city,
7village, or incorporated town containing such precinct, and any
8precinct committeeperson committeeman in the county, may,
9between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and six o'clock p.m. of
10the Monday and Tuesday of the third week immediately preceding
11the week in which such April 10, 1962 Primary Election is to be
12held, make application in writing, before such County Clerk, to
13have any name upon such register of any precinct erased.
14Thereafter such application shall be made between the hours of
15nine o'clock a.m. and six o'clock p.m. of Monday and Tuesday of
16the second week prior to the week in which any county, city,
17village, township, or incorporated town election is to be held.
18Such application shall be in substance, in the words and
19figures following:
20    "I, being a qualified voter, registered from No. ....
21Street in the .... precinct of the .... Ward of the city
22(village or town of .... ) of the .... District .... town of
23.... do hereby solemnly swear (or affirm) that .... registered
24from No. .... Street is not a qualified voter in the ....
25precinct of the .... ward of the city (village or town) of ....

 

 

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1or of the .... district town of .... hence I ask that his name
2be erased from the register of such precinct for the following
3reason ..... Affiant further says that he has personal
4knowledge of the facts set forth in the above affidavit.
5
(Signed) .....
6    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
7
....
8
....
9
...."
10    Such application shall be signed and sworn to by the
11applicant before the County Clerk or any Deputy authorized by
12the County Clerk for that purpose, and filed with the Clerk.
13Thereupon notice of such application, with a demand to appear
14before the County Clerk and show cause why his name shall not
15be erased from the register, shall be mailed by special
16delivery, duly stamped and directed, to such person, to the
17address upon said register at least 4 days before the day fixed
18in said notice to show cause. If such person has provided the
19election authority with an e-mail address, then the election
20authority shall also send the same notice by electronic mail at
21least 4 days before the day fixed in said notice to show cause.
22    A like notice shall be mailed to the person or persons
23making the application to have the name upon such register
24erased to appear and show cause why the name should be erased,
25the notice to set out the day and hour of such hearing. If the
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1at the time set for the hearing as fixed in the said notice or
2fails to show cause why the name upon such register shall be
3erased, the application may be dismissed by the County Clerk.
4    Any voter making such application or applications shall be
5privileged from arrest while presenting the same to the County
6Clerk, and whilst going to and returning from the office of the
7County Clerk.
8(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)
 
9    (10 ILCS 5/5-16.2)  (from Ch. 46, par. 5-16.2)
10    Sec. 5-16.2. (a) The county clerk shall appoint all
11municipal and township clerks or their duly authorized deputies
12as deputy registrars who may accept the registration of all
13qualified residents of the State.
14    The county clerk shall appoint all precinct
15committeepersons in the county as deputy registrars who may
16accept the registration of any qualified resident of the State,
17except during the 27 days preceding an election.
18    The county clerk shall appoint each of the following named
19persons as deputy registrars upon the written request of such
20persons:
21        1. The chief librarian, or a qualified person
22    designated by the chief librarian, of any public library
23    situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept
24    the registrations of any qualified resident of the State,
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1        2. The principal, or a qualified person designated by
2    the principal, of any high school, elementary school, or
3    vocational school situated within the election
4    jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any
5    resident of the State, at such school. The county clerk
6    shall notify every principal and vice-principal of each
7    high school, elementary school, and vocational school
8    situated within the election jurisdiction of their
9    eligibility to serve as deputy registrars and offer
10    training courses for service as deputy registrars at
11    conveniently located facilities at least 4 months prior to
12    every election.
13        3. The president, or a qualified person designated by
14    the president, of any university, college, community
15    college, academy or other institution of learning situated
16    within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the
17    registrations of any resident of the State, at such
18    university, college, community college, academy or
19    institution.
20        4. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona fide
21    labor organization, or a reasonable number of qualified
22    members designated by such official, who may accept the
23    registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
24        5. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona fide
25    State civic organization, as defined and determined by rule
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1    designated by such official, who may accept the
2    registration of any qualified resident of the State. In
3    determining the number of deputy registrars that shall be
4    appointed, the county clerk shall consider the population
5    of the jurisdiction, the size of the organization, the
6    geographic size of the jurisdiction, convenience for the
7    public, the existing number of deputy registrars in the
8    jurisdiction and their location, the registration
9    activities of the organization and the need to appoint
10    deputy registrars to assist and facilitate the
11    registration of non-English speaking individuals. In no
12    event shall a county clerk fix an arbitrary number
13    applicable to every civic organization requesting
14    appointment of its members as deputy registrars. The State
15    Board of Elections shall by rule provide for certification
16    of bona fide State civic organizations. Such appointments
17    shall be made for a period not to exceed 2 years,
18    terminating on the first business day of the month
19    following the month of the general election, and shall be
20    valid for all periods of voter registration as provided by
21    this Code during the terms of such appointments.
22        6. The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or a
23    reasonable number of employees designated by the Director
24    and located at public aid offices, who may accept the
25    registration of any qualified resident of the county at any
26    such public aid office.

 

 

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1        7. The Director of the Illinois Department of
2    Employment Security, or a reasonable number of employees
3    designated by the Director and located at unemployment
4    offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified
5    resident of the county at any such unemployment office.
6        8. The president of any corporation as defined by the
7    Business Corporation Act of 1983, or a reasonable number of
8    employees designated by such president, who may accept the
9    registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
10    If the request to be appointed as deputy registrar is
11denied, the county clerk shall, within 10 days after the date
12the request is submitted, provide the affected individual or
13organization with written notice setting forth the specific
14reasons or criteria relied upon to deny the request to be
15appointed as deputy registrar.
16    The county clerk may appoint as many additional deputy
17registrars as he considers necessary. The county clerk shall
18appoint such additional deputy registrars in such manner that
19the convenience of the public is served, giving due
20consideration to both population concentration and area. Some
21of the additional deputy registrars shall be selected so that
22there are an equal number from each of the 2 major political
23parties in the election jurisdiction. The county clerk, in
24appointing an additional deputy registrar, shall make the
25appointment from a list of applicants submitted by the
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1applicant's political party. A Chairperson Chairman of a County
2Central Committee shall submit a list of applicants to the
3county clerk by November 30 of each year. The county clerk may
4require a Chairperson Chairman of a County Central Committee to
5furnish a supplemental list of applicants.
6    Deputy registrars may accept registrations at any time
7other than the 27 day period preceding an election. All persons
8appointed as deputy registrars shall be registered voters
9within the county and shall take and subscribe to the following
10oath or affirmation:
11    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I
12will support the Constitution of the United States, and the
13Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will
14faithfully discharge the duties of the office of deputy
15registrar to the best of my ability and that I will register no
16person nor cause the registration of any person except upon his
17personal application before me.
18
...............................
19
(Signature of Deputy Registrar)"
20    This oath shall be administered by the county clerk, or by
21one of his deputies, or by any person qualified to take
22acknowledgement of deeds and shall immediately thereafter be
23filed with the county clerk.
24    Appointments of deputy registrars under this Section,
25except precinct committeepersons committeemen, shall be for
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1election of each even-numbered year, except that the terms of
2the initial appointments shall be until December 1st following
3the next general election. Appointments of precinct
4committeepersons committeemen shall be for 2-year terms
5commencing on the date of the county convention following the
6general primary at which they were elected. The county clerk
7shall issue a certificate of appointment to each deputy
8registrar, and shall maintain in his office for public
9inspection a list of the names of all appointees.
10    (b) The county clerk shall be responsible for training all
11deputy registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a), at
12times and locations reasonably convenient for both the county
13clerk and such appointees. The county clerk shall be
14responsible for certifying and supervising all deputy
15registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a). Deputy
16registrars appointed under subsection (a) shall be subject to
17removal for cause.
18    (c) Completed registration materials under the control of
19deputy registrars, appointed pursuant to subsection (a), shall
20be returned to the appointing election authority by first-class
21mail within 2 business days or personal delivery within 7 days,
22except that completed registration materials received by the
23deputy registrars during the period between the 35th and 28th
24day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy
25registrars to the appointing election authority within 48 hours
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1received by the deputy registrars on the 28th day preceding an
2election shall be returned by the deputy registrars within 24
3hours after receipt thereof. Unused materials shall be returned
4by deputy registrars appointed pursuant to paragraph 4 of
5subsection (a), not later than the next working day following
6the close of registration.
7    (d) The county clerk or board of election commissioners, as
8the case may be, must provide any additional forms requested by
9any deputy registrar regardless of the number of unaccounted
10registration forms the deputy registrar may have in his or her
11possession.
12    (e) No deputy registrar shall engage in any electioneering
13or the promotion of any cause during the performance of his or
14her duties.
15    (f) The county clerk shall not be criminally or civilly
16liable for the acts or omissions of any deputy registrar. Such
17deputy registers shall not be deemed to be employees of the
18county clerk.
19    (g) Completed registration materials returned by deputy
20registrars for persons residing outside the county shall be
21transmitted by the county clerk within 2 days after receipt to
22the election authority of the person's election jurisdiction of
23residence.
24(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)
 
25    (10 ILCS 5/5-29)  (from Ch. 46, par. 5-29)

 

 

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1    Sec. 5-29. Upon application to vote, except as hereinafter
2provided for absent electors, each registered elector shall
3sign his name or make his mark as the case may be, on a
4certificate substantially as follows:
5
"Certificate of Registered Voter
6Town of................District or Precinct Number..........;
7City of................Ward...............Precinct..........;
8Village of................................Precinct..........;
9Election.....................................................
10                 (date)         (month)        (year)
11Registration record
12Checked by.....................
13Voter's number..................
14
Instruction to voters
15    Sign this certificate and hand it to the election officer
16in charge. After the registration record has been checked, the
17officer will hand it back to you. Whereupon you shall present
18it to the officer in charge of the ballots.
19    I hereby certify that I am registered from the address
20below and am qualified to vote.
21
Signature of voter ...............
22
Residence address ..............."
23    An individual shall not be required to provide his social
24security number when applying for a ballot. He shall not be
25denied a ballot, nor shall his ballot be challenged, solely
26because of his refusal to provide his social security number.

 

 

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1Nothing in this Act prevents an individual from being requested
2to provide his social security number when the individual
3applies for a ballot. If, however, the certificate contains a
4space for the individual's social security number, the
5following notice shall appear on the certificate, immediately
6above such space, in bold-face capital letters, in type the
7size of which equals the largest type on the certificate:
8    "THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR A BALLOT WITH THIS DOCUMENT IS
9NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. HE
10OR SHE MAY NOT BE DENIED A BALLOT, NOR SHALL HIS OR HER BALLOT
11BE CHALLENGED, SOLELY BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER REFUSAL TO PROVIDE
12HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER."
13    Certificates as above prescribed shall be furnished by the
14county clerk for all elections.
15    The Judges in charge of the precinct registration files
16shall compare the signature upon such certificate with the
17signature on the registration record card as a means of
18identifying the voter. Unless satisfied by such comparison that
19the applicant to vote is the identical person who is registered
20under the same name, the Judges shall ask such applicant the
21questions for identification which appear on the registration
22card and if the applicant does not prove to the satisfaction of
23a majority of the judges of the election precinct that he is
24the identical person registered under the name in question then
25the vote for such applicant shall be challenged by a Judge of
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1for challenged voters.
2    In case the elector is unable to sign his name, a Judge of
3Election shall check the data on the registration card and
4shall check the address given, with the registered address, in
5order to determine whether he is entitled to vote.
6    One of the Judges of election shall check the certificate
7of each applicant for a ballot after the registration record
8has been examined and shall sign his initials on the
9certificate in the space provided therefor, and shall enter
10upon such certificate the number of the voter in the place
11provided therefor, and make an entry in the voting record space
12on the registration record, to indicate whether or not the
13applicant voted. Such judge shall then hand such certificate
14back to the applicant in case he is permitted to vote, and such
15applicant shall hand it to the judge of election in charge of
16the ballots. The certificates of the voters shall be filed in
17the order in which they are received and shall constitute an
18official poll record. The term "Poll Lists" and "Poll Books"
19where used in this article 5 shall be construed to apply to
20such official poll records.
21    After each general primary election the county clerk shall
22indicate by color code or other means next to the name of each
23registrant on the list of registered voters in each precinct
24the primary ballot of a political party that the registrant
25requested at that general primary election. The county clerk,
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1provide a copy of this coded list to the chairperson chairman
2of the county central committee of each established political
3party or to the chairperson's chairman's duly authorized
4representative.
5    Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
6Act of 1983, the county clerk shall provide to the chairperson
7chairman of the county central committee of each established
8political party or to the chairperson's chairman's duly
9authorized representative the list of registered voters in each
10precinct at the time of the general primary election of 1982
11and shall indicate on such list by color code or other means
12next to the name of a registrant the primary ballot of a
13political party that the registrant requested at the general
14primary election of 1982.
15    The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual
16cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either
17of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
18    Where an elector makes application to vote by signing and
19presenting the certificate provided by this Section, and his
20registration record card is not found in the precinct registry
21of voters, but his name appears as that of a registered voter
22in such precinct upon the printed precinct list of voters and
23whose name has not been erased or withdrawn from such register,
24it shall be the duty of one of the Judges of Election to
25require an affidavit by such person and two voters residing in
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1person whose name appears upon the precinct register and that
2he resides in the precinct stating the street number of his
3residence. Forms for such affidavit shall be supplied by the
4county clerk for all elections. Upon the making of such
5affidavit and the presentation of his certificate such elector
6shall be entitled to vote. All affidavits made under this
7paragraph shall be preserved and returned to the county clerk
8in an envelope. It shall be the duty of the county clerk within
930 days after such election to take steps provided by Section
105-27 of this article 5 for the execution of new registration
11affidavits by electors who have voted under the provisions of
12this paragraph.
13    Provided, however, that the applications for ballots made
14by registered voters and under the provisions of article 19 of
15this act shall be accepted by the Judges of Election in lieu of
16the "certificate of registered voter" provided for in this
17section.
18    When the county clerk delivers to the judges of election
19for use at the polls a supplemental or consolidated list of the
20printed precinct register, he shall give a copy of the
21supplemental or consolidated list to the chairperson chairman
22of a county central committee of an established political party
23or to the chairperson's chairman's duly authorized
24representative.
25    Whenever two or more elections occur simultaneously, the
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1application certificates may prescribe the form thereof so that
2a voter is required to execute only one, indicating in which of
3the elections he desires to vote.
4    After the signature has been verified, the judges shall
5determine in which political subdivisions the voter resides by
6use of the information contained on the voter registration
7cards or the separate registration lists or other means
8approved by the State Board of Elections and prepared and
9supplied by the election authority. The voter's certificate
10shall be so marked by the judges as to show the respective
11ballots which the voter is given.
12(Source: P.A. 84-809; 84-832.)
 
13    (10 ILCS 5/6-24)  (from Ch. 46, par. 6-24)
14    Sec. 6-24. Within 20 days after such first appointment
15shall be made, such commissioners shall organize as a board by
16electing one of their number as chairperson chairman and one as
17secretary, and they shall perform the duties incident to such
18offices. And upon every new appointment of a commissioner, such
19board shall reorganize in like manner. Each commissioner,
20before taking his seat in such board, shall take an oath of
21office before the court, which in substance shall be in the
22following form:
23    "I, .... do solemnly swear, (or affirm) that I am a citizen
24of the United States, and have resided in the State of Illinois
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1and resident of the jurisdiction of the .......... Board of
2Election Commissioners. That I will support the Constitution of
3the United States and of the State of Illinois, and the laws
4passed in pursuance thereof, to the best of my ability, and
5will faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of the office
6of election commissioner."
7    Where the 2 year residence requirement is waived by the
8appointing court, the provision pertaining to the 2 year
9residence requirement shall be omitted from the oath of office.
10    Which oath, when subscribed and sworn to before such court
11shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of said county
12and be there preserved. Such commissioner shall also, before
13taking such oath, give an official bond in the sum of
14$10,000.00 with two securities, to be approved by said court,
15conditioned for the faithful and honest performance of his
16duties and the preservation of the property of his office. Such
17board of commissioners shall at once secure and open an office
18sufficient for the purposes of such board, which shall be kept
19open during ordinary business hours of each week day and such
20other days and such other times as the board may direct or as
21otherwise required by law, legal holidays excepted; provided
22that such office shall be kept open from the time of opening
23the polls on the day of any election, primary or general, and
24until all returns of that election have been received from each
25precinct under the jurisdiction of such Board. Upon the opening
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1city, village or incorporated town is situated shall, upon
2demand, turn over to such board all registry books,
3registration record cards, poll books, tally sheets and ballot
4boxes heretofore used and all other books, forms, blanks and
5stationery of every description in his hands in any way
6relating to elections or the holding of elections within such
7city, village or incorporated town.
8(Source: P.A. 80-1437.)
 
9    (10 ILCS 5/6-44)  (from Ch. 46, par. 6-44)
10    Sec. 6-44. Any voter or voters in the ward, village or
11incorporated town containing such precinct, and any precinct
12committeeperson committeeman in the county, may, between the
13hours of nine o'clock a.m. and six p.m. of Monday and Tuesday
14of the second week prior to the week in which such election is
15to be held make application in writing, before such board of
16election commissioners, to have any name upon such register of
17any precinct erased. However, in municipalities having a
18population of more than 500,000 and having a board of election
19commissioners (except as otherwise provided for such
20municipalities in Section 6-60 of this Article) and in all
21cities, villages and incorporated towns within the
22jurisdiction of such board, such application shall be made
23between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and six o'clock p.m. of
24Monday and Tuesday of the second week prior to the week in
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1in substance, in the words and figures following:
2    "I being a qualified voter, registered from No. .... street
3in the .... precinct of the .... ward of the city (village or
4town) of .... do hereby solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have
5personal knowledge that .... registered from No. .... street is
6not a qualified voter in the .... precinct of the .... ward of
7the city (village or town) of .... and hence I ask that his
8name be erased from the register of such precinct for the
9following reason ....
10    Affiant further says that he has personal knowledge of the
11facts set forth in the above affidavit.
12
(Signed)....
13    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
14
....
15
...."
16    Such application shall be signed and sworn to by the
17applicant before any member of the board or the clerk thereof
18and filed with said board. Thereupon notice of such
19application, with a demand to appear before the board of
20election commissioners and show cause why his name shall not be
21erased from said register, shall be personally served upon such
22person or left at his place of residence indicated in such
23register, or in the case of a homeless individual, at his or
24her mailing address, by a messenger of said board of election
25commissioners, and, as to the manner and time of serving such
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1also make affidavit of the fact in case he cannot find such
2person or his place of residence, and that he went to the place
3named on such register as his or her place of residence. Such
4notice shall be served at least one day before the time fixed
5for such party to show cause.
6    The commissioners shall also cause a like notice or demand
7to be sent by mail duly stamped and directed, to such person,
8to the address upon the register at least 2 days before the day
9fixed in the notice to show cause.
10    A like notice shall be served on the person or persons
11making the application to have the name upon such register
12erased to appear and show cause why said name shall be erased,
13the notice to set out the day and hour of such hearing. If the
14voter making such application fails to appear before said board
15at the time set for the hearing as fixed in the notice or fails
16to show cause why the name upon such register shall be erased,
17the application may be dismissed by the board.
18    Any voter making such application or applications shall be
19privileged from arrest while presenting the same to the board
20of election commissioners, and while going to and returning
21from the board of election commissioners.
22(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)
 
23    (10 ILCS 5/6-50.2)  (from Ch. 46, par. 6-50.2)
24    Sec. 6-50.2. (a) The board of election commissioners shall
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1jurisdiction as deputy registrars who may accept the
2registration of any qualified resident of the State, except
3during the 27 days preceding an election.
4    The board of election commissioners shall appoint each of
5the following named persons as deputy registrars upon the
6written request of such persons:
7        1. The chief librarian, or a qualified person
8    designated by the chief librarian, of any public library
9    situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept
10    the registrations of any qualified resident of the State,
11    at such library.
12        2. The principal, or a qualified person designated by
13    the principal, of any high school, elementary school, or
14    vocational school situated within the election
15    jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any
16    resident of the State, at such school. The board of
17    election commissioners shall notify every principal and
18    vice-principal of each high school, elementary school, and
19    vocational school situated in the election jurisdiction of
20    their eligibility to serve as deputy registrars and offer
21    training courses for service as deputy registrars at
22    conveniently located facilities at least 4 months prior to
23    every election.
24        3. The president, or a qualified person designated by
25    the president, of any university, college, community
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1    within the State, who may accept the registrations of any
2    resident of the election jurisdiction, at such university,
3    college, community college, academy or institution.
4        4. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona fide
5    labor organization, or a reasonable number of qualified
6    members designated by such official, who may accept the
7    registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
8        5. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona fide
9    State civic organization, as defined and determined by rule
10    of the State Board of Elections, or qualified members
11    designated by such official, who may accept the
12    registration of any qualified resident of the State. In
13    determining the number of deputy registrars that shall be
14    appointed, the board of election commissioners shall
15    consider the population of the jurisdiction, the size of
16    the organization, the geographic size of the jurisdiction,
17    convenience for the public, the existing number of deputy
18    registrars in the jurisdiction and their location, the
19    registration activities of the organization and the need to
20    appoint deputy registrars to assist and facilitate the
21    registration of non-English speaking individuals. In no
22    event shall a board of election commissioners fix an
23    arbitrary number applicable to every civic organization
24    requesting appointment of its members as deputy
25    registrars. The State Board of Elections shall by rule
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1    organizations. Such appointments shall be made for a period
2    not to exceed 2 years, terminating on the first business
3    day of the month following the month of the general
4    election, and shall be valid for all periods of voter
5    registration as provided by this Code during the terms of
6    such appointments.
7        6. The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or a
8    reasonable number of employees designated by the Director
9    and located at public aid offices, who may accept the
10    registration of any qualified resident of the election
11    jurisdiction at any such public aid office.
12        7. The Director of the Illinois Department of
13    Employment Security, or a reasonable number of employees
14    designated by the Director and located at unemployment
15    offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified
16    resident of the election jurisdiction at any such
17    unemployment office. If the request to be appointed as
18    deputy registrar is denied, the board of election
19    commissioners shall, within 10 days after the date the
20    request is submitted, provide the affected individual or
21    organization with written notice setting forth the
22    specific reasons or criteria relied upon to deny the
23    request to be appointed as deputy registrar.
24        8. The president of any corporation, as defined by the
25    Business Corporation Act of 1983, or a reasonable number of
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1    registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
2    The board of election commissioners may appoint as many
3additional deputy registrars as it considers necessary. The
4board of election commissioners shall appoint such additional
5deputy registrars in such manner that the convenience of the
6public is served, giving due consideration to both population
7concentration and area. Some of the additional deputy
8registrars shall be selected so that there are an equal number
9from each of the 2 major political parties in the election
10jurisdiction. The board of election commissioners, in
11appointing an additional deputy registrar, shall make the
12appointment from a list of applicants submitted by the
13Chairperson Chairman of the County Central Committee of the
14applicant's political party. A Chairperson Chairman of a County
15Central Committee shall submit a list of applicants to the
16board by November 30 of each year. The board may require a
17Chairperson Chairman of a County Central Committee to furnish a
18supplemental list of applicants.
19    Deputy registrars may accept registrations at any time
20other than the 27 day period preceding an election. All persons
21appointed as deputy registrars shall be registered voters
22within the election jurisdiction and shall take and subscribe
23to the following oath or affirmation:
24    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I
25will support the Constitution of the United States, and the
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1faithfully discharge the duties of the office of registration
2officer to the best of my ability and that I will register no
3person nor cause the registration of any person except upon his
4personal application before me.
5
....................................
6
(Signature of Registration Officer)"
7    This oath shall be administered and certified to by one of
8the commissioners or by the executive director or by some
9person designated by the board of election commissioners, and
10shall immediately thereafter be filed with the board of
11election commissioners. The members of the board of election
12commissioners and all persons authorized by them under the
13provisions of this Article to take registrations, after
14themselves taking and subscribing to the above oath, are
15authorized to take or administer such oaths and execute such
16affidavits as are required by this Article.
17    Appointments of deputy registrars under this Section,
18except precinct committeepersons committeemen, shall be for
192-year terms, commencing on December 1 following the general
20election of each even-numbered year, except that the terms of
21the initial appointments shall be until December 1st following
22the next general election. Appointments of precinct
23committeepersons committeemen shall be for 2-year terms
24commencing on the date of the county convention following the
25general primary at which they were elected. The county clerk
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1registrar, and shall maintain in his office for public
2inspection a list of the names of all appointees.
3    (b) The board of election commissioners shall be
4responsible for training all deputy registrars appointed
5pursuant to subsection (a), at times and locations reasonably
6convenient for both the board of election commissioners and
7such appointees. The board of election commissioners shall be
8responsible for certifying and supervising all deputy
9registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a). Deputy
10registrars appointed under subsection (a) shall be subject to
11removal for cause.
12    (c) Completed registration materials under the control of
13deputy registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a) shall be
14returned to the appointing election authority by first-class
15mail within 2 business days or personal delivery within 7 days,
16except that completed registration materials received by the
17deputy registrars during the period between the 35th and 28th
18day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy
19registrars to the appointing election authority within 48 hours
20after receipt thereof. The completed registration materials
21received by the deputy registrars on the 28th day preceding an
22election shall be returned by the deputy registrars within 24
23hours after receipt thereof. Unused materials shall be returned
24by deputy registrars appointed pursuant to paragraph 4 of
25subsection (a), not later than the next working day following
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1    (d) The county clerk or board of election commissioners, as
2the case may be, must provide any additional forms requested by
3any deputy registrar regardless of the number of unaccounted
4registration forms the deputy registrar may have in his or her
5possession.
6    (e) No deputy registrar shall engage in any electioneering
7or the promotion of any cause during the performance of his or
8her duties.
9    (f) The board of election commissioners shall not be
10criminally or civilly liable for the acts or omissions of any
11deputy registrar. Such deputy registrars shall not be deemed to
12be employees of the board of election commissioners.
13    (g) Completed registration materials returned by deputy
14registrars for persons residing outside the election
15jurisdiction shall be transmitted by the board of election
16commissioners within 2 days after receipt to the election
17authority of the person's election jurisdiction of residence.
18(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)
 
19    (10 ILCS 5/6-60)  (from Ch. 46, par. 6-60)
20    Sec. 6-60. Immediately after the last registration day
21before any election, except as is otherwise provided in Section
226-43 of this Article, the board of election commissioners shall
23prepare and print precinct registers in the manner provided by
24Section 6-43 of this article, and make such copies available to
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1cities, villages and incorporated towns of less than 200,000
2inhabitants such printed lists shall be prepared only before a
3general election. On the precinct registers, the board of
4election commissioners shall indicate, by italics, asterisk,
5or other means, the names of all persons who have registered
6since the last regularly scheduled election in the consolidated
7schedule of elections established in Section 2A-1.1 of this
8Act.
9    Prior to the general election of even-numbered years, all
10boards of election commissioners shall give the precinct
11registers to the chairperson chairman of a county central
12committee of an established political party, as such party is
13defined in Section 10-2 of this Act, or to the chairperson's
14chairman's duly authorized representative. Within 30 days of
15the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1983, all boards
16of election commissioners shall give the precinct registers
17compiled prior to the general November election of 1982 to the
18chairperson chairman of a county central committee of an
19established political party or to the chairperson's chairman's
20duly authorized representative.
21    For the first registration under this article, such
22precinct register shall be printed and available to any person
23upon application therefor at least three days before the first
24day upon which any voter may make application in writing to
25have any name erased from the register as provided by Section
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1registers, except as otherwise provided in this section for
2municipalities of more than 500,000, shall be printed and shall
3be available to any person upon application at least five days
4before the first day upon which any voter may make application
5in writing to have any name erased from the register.
6    Application to have a name upon such register erased may be
7made in the manner provided by Section 6-44 of this Article,
8and applications to erase names, complete registration, or to
9register or restore names shall be heard in the same manner as
10is provided by Section 6-45 of this Article, with application
11to the circuit court and appeal to the Supreme Court as
12provided in Sections 6-46 and 6-47. The rights conferred and
13the times specified by these sections with respect to the first
14election under this article shall also apply to succeeding
15registrations and elections. Provided, however, that in
16municipalities having a population of more than 500,000, and
17having a Board of Election Commissioners, as to all elections,
18registrations for which are made solely with the Board of
19Election Commissioners, and where no general precinct
20registrations were provided for or held within twenty-eight
21days before the election, an application to have a name upon
22such register erased, as provided for in Section 6-44, shall be
23made within two days after the publication of the printed
24precinct register, and the Board of Election Commissioners
25shall announce its decision on such applications within four
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1after its decision on such applications shall cause a
2supplemental printed precinct register showing such correction
3as may be necessary by reason of such decision to be printed in
4like manner as hereinabove provided in Section 6-43 hereof, and
5upon application a copy of the same shall be given to any
6person applying therefor. Such list shall have printed on the
7bottom thereof the facsimile signatures of the members of the
8board of election commissioners. Said supplemental printed
9precinct register shall be prima facie evidence that the
10electors whose names appear thereon are entitled to vote. If
11the dates specified in this Article as to applications to
12complete or erase registrations or as to proceedings before the
13Board of Election Commissioners or the circuit court in the
14first registration under this Article shall not be applicable
15to any subsequent primary or regular or special election, the
16Board of Election Commissioners shall, with the approval of the
17circuit court, adopt and publish a schedule of dates which
18shall permit equal intervals of time therefor as are provided
19for such first registrations.
20    After action by the Board of Election Commissioners and by
21the circuit court, a supplemental list shall be prepared and
22made available in the manner provided by Section 6-48 of this
23Article.
24    Within 60 days after each general election the board of
25election commissioners shall indicate by italics, asterisk, or
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1each registrant who voted at that general election, and shall
2provide a copy of such list to the chairperson chairman of the
3county central committee of each established political party or
4to the chairperson's chairman's duly authorized
5representative.
6    Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
7Act of 1983, the board of election commissioners shall indicate
8by italics, asterisk, or other means, on the list of registered
9voters in each precinct, each registrant who voted at the
10general election of 1982, and shall provide a copy of such
11coded list to the chairperson chairman of the county central
12committee of each established political party or to the
13chairperson's chairman's duly authorized representative.
14    The board of election commissioners may charge a fee to
15reimburse the actual cost of duplicating each copy of a list
16provided under either of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
17(Source: P.A. 83-1263.)
 
18    (10 ILCS 5/6-66)  (from Ch. 46, par. 6-66)
19    Sec. 6-66. Upon application to vote each registered elector
20shall sign his name or make his mark as the case may be, on a
21certificate substantially as follows:
22
"CERTIFICATE OF REGISTERED VOTER
23    City of ................. Ward .... Precinct .... Election
24...............(Date).......(Month)...........(Year)
25Registration Record ....... Checked by ............... Voter's

 

 

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1number ....
2
INSTRUCTION TO VOTERS
3    Sign this certificate and hand it to the election officers
4in charge. After the registration record has been checked, the
5officer will hand it back to you. Whereupon you shall present
6it to the officer in charge of the ballots.
7    I hereby certify that I am registered from the address
8below and am qualified to vote.
9
Signature of voter ................
10
Residence address ................"
11    An individual shall not be required to provide his social
12security number when applying for a ballot. He shall not be
13denied a ballot, nor shall his ballot be challenged, solely
14because of his refusal to provide his social security number.
15Nothing in this Act prevents an individual from being requested
16to provide his social security number when the individual
17applies for a ballot. If, however, the certificate contains a
18space for the individual's social security number, the
19following notice shall appear on the certificate, immediately
20above such space, in bold-face capital letters, in type the
21size of which equals the largest type on the certificate:
22    "THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR A BALLOT WITH THIS DOCUMENT IS
23NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. HE
24OR SHE MAY NOT BE DENIED A BALLOT, NOR SHALL HIS OR HER BALLOT
25BE CHALLENGED, SOLELY BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER REFUSAL TO PROVIDE
26HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER."

 

 

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1    The applications of each State-wide political party at a
2primary election shall be separately printed upon paper of
3uniform quality, texture and size, but the applications of no 2
4State-wide political parties shall be of the same color or
5tint. If the election authority provides computer generated
6applications with the precinct, ballot style, and voter's name
7and address preprinted on the application, a single application
8may be used for State-wide political parties if it contains
9spaces or check-off boxes to indicate the political party. Such
10applications may contain spaces or check-off boxes permitting
11the voter to also request a primary ballot of any political
12party which is established only within a political subdivision
13and for which a primary is conducted on the same election day.
14Such applications shall not entitle the voter to vote in both
15the primary of a State-wide political party and the primary of
16a local political party with respect to the offices of the same
17political subdivision or to vote in the primary of more than
18one State-wide political party on the same day.
19    The judges in charge of the precinct registration files
20shall compare the signature upon such certificate with the
21signature on the registration record card as a means of
22identifying the voter. Unless satisfied by such comparison that
23the applicant to vote is the identical person who is registered
24under the same name, the judges shall ask such applicant the
25questions for identification which appear on the registration
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1of a majority of the judges of the election precinct that he is
2the identical person registered under the name in question then
3the vote of such applicant shall be challenged by a judge of
4election, and the same procedure followed as provided in this
5Article and Act for challenged voters.
6    In case the elector is unable to sign his name, a judge of
7election shall check the data on the registration card and
8shall check the address given, with the registered address, in
9order to determine whether he is entitled to vote.
10    One of the judges of election shall check the certificate
11of such applicant for a ballot after the registration record
12has been examined, and shall sign his initials on the
13certificate in the space provided therefor, and shall enter
14upon such certificate the number of the voter in the place
15provided therefor, and make an entry in the voting record space
16on the registration record, to indicate whether or not the
17applicant voted. Such judge shall then hand such certificate
18back to the applicant in case he is permitted to vote, and such
19applicant shall hand it to the judge of election in charge of
20the ballots. The certificates of the voters shall be filed in
21the order in which they are received and shall constitute an
22official poll record. The terms "poll lists" and "poll books",
23where used in this Article and Act, shall be construed to apply
24to such official poll record.
25    After each general primary election the board of election
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1to the name of each registrant on the list of registered voters
2in each precinct the primary ballot of a political party that
3the registrant requested at the general primary election. The
4board of election commissioners, within 60 days after that
5general primary election, shall provide a copy of this coded
6list to the chairman of the county central committee of each
7established political party or to the chairperson's chairman's
8duly authorized representative.
9    Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
10Act of 1983, the board of election commissioners shall provide
11to the chairman of the county central committee of each
12established political party or to the chairperson's chairman's
13duly authorized representative the list of registered voters in
14each precinct at the time of the general primary election of
151982 and shall indicate on such list by color code or other
16means next to the name of a registrant the primary ballot of a
17political party that the registrant requested at the general
18primary election of 1982.
19    The board of election commissioners may charge a fee to
20reimburse the actual cost of duplicating each copy of a list
21provided under either of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
22    Where an elector makes application to vote by signing and
23presenting the certificate provided by this Section, and his
24registration card is not found in the precinct registry of
25voters, but his name appears as that of a registered voter in
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1or revised by the supplemental list, or upon the consolidated
2list, if any provided by this Article and whose name has not
3been erased or withdrawn from such register, the printed
4precinct register as corrected or revised by the supplemental
5list, or consolidated list, if any, shall be prima facie
6evidence of the elector's right to vote upon compliance with
7the provisions hereinafter set forth in this Section. In such
8event it shall be the duty of one of the judges of election to
9require an affidavit by such person and 2 voters residing in
10the precinct before the judges of election that he is the same
11person whose name appears upon the printed precinct register as
12corrected or revised by the supplemental list, or consolidated
13list, if any, and that he resides in the precinct, stating the
14street and number of his residence, and upon the presentation
15of such affidavits, a certificate shall be issued to such
16elector, and upon the presentation of such certificate and
17affidavits, he shall be entitled to vote. Any elector whose
18name does not appear as a registered voter on the printed
19precinct register or supplemental list but who has a
20certificate issued by the board of election commissioners as
21provided in Section 6-43 of this Article, shall be entitled to
22vote upon the presentation of such certificate accompanied by
23the affidavits of 2 voters residing in the precinct that the
24elector is the same person described in such certificate and
25that he resides in the precinct, stating the street and number
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1shall be supplied by the board of election commissioners. All
2affidavits made under this paragraph shall be preserved and
3returned to the board of election commissioners in the manner
4provided by this Article and Article 18 of this Act. It shall
5be the duty of the board of election commissioners, within 30
6days after such election, to take the steps provided by Section
76-64 of this Article for the execution of new registration
8affidavits by electors who have voted under the provisions of
9this paragraph.
10    When the board of election commissioners delivers to the
11judges of election for use at the polls a supplemental or
12consolidated list of the printed precinct register, it shall
13give a copy of the supplemental or consolidated list to the
14chairperson chairman of a county central committee of an
15established political party or to the chairperson's chairman's
16duly authorized representative.
17    Whenever 2 or more elections occur simultaneously, the
18election official or officials charged with the duty of
19providing application certificates may prescribe the form
20thereof so that a voter is required to execute only one,
21indicating in which of the elections he desires to vote.
22    After the signature has been verified, the judges shall
23determine in which political subdivisions the voter resides by
24use of the information contained on the voter registration
25cards or the separate registration lists or other means
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1supplied by the election authority. The voter's certificate
2shall be so marked by the judges as to show the respective
3ballots which the voter is given.
4(Source: P.A. 84-809.)
 
5    (10 ILCS 5/6-70)  (from Ch. 46, par. 6-70)
6    Sec. 6-70. Such election commissioners and the executive
7director of the Board of Election Commissioners shall be paid
8by the county. In counties having a population of 500,000 or
9more, the city first adopting the provisions of this Act shall
10pay the salary of the assistant executive director. In all
11other counties such salary shall be paid by the county. In
12cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population
13less than 25,000 as determined by the last federal census, the
14election commissioners shall receive a salary of not less than
15$1,800 per annum. If the population is 25,000 or more but less
16than 40,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary
17of not less than $2,400 per annum, to be determined by the
18county board. If the population is 40,000 or more but less than
1970,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary of not
20less than $2,100 per annum, to be determined by the county
21board. If the population is 70,000 or more but less than
22100,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary of
23not less than $2,700 per annum, to be determined by the county
24board. If the population is 100,000 or more but less than
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1not less than $3,200 per annum, to be determined by the county
2board. The chairperson chairman of a board of election
3commissioners, in counties with a population of less than
42,000,000, shall be paid by the county an additional amount
5equal to 10% of his salary as an election commissioner. If the
6population is less than 25,000 the executive director shall
7receive a salary of not less than $4,500 per annum. If the
8population is 25,000 or more but less than 40,000 the executive
9director shall receive a salary of not less than $8,000 per
10annum, and in such cities, villages and incorporated towns
11there may be employed one assistant executive director who
12shall receive a salary of not less than $6,000 per annum. If
13the population is 40,000 or more but less than 70,000 the
14executive director shall receive a salary of not less than
15$9,500 per annum, and in such cities, villages and incorporated
16towns there may be employed one assistant executive director
17who shall receive a salary of not less than $7,500 per annum.
18If the population is 70,000 or more but less than 100,000 the
19executive director shall receive a salary of not less than
20$11,000 per annum, and in such cities, villages and
21incorporated towns there may be employed one assistant
22executive director who shall receive a salary of not less than
23$8,000 per annum. If the population is 100,000 or more but less
24than 2,000,000 the executive director shall receive a salary of
25not less than $12,000 per annum, and in such cities, villages
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1executive director who shall receive a salary of not less than
2$8,000 per annum. It shall be the duty of the Board of Election
3Commissioners in such cities, villages and incorporated towns
4to fix the salary of the executive director and assistant
5executive director at the time of appointment of the clerk. In
6cities, villages and incorporated towns with a population
7greater than 2,000,000 the election commissioners shall
8receive a salary of not less than $21,000, provided, however,
9that the chairperson chairman of the Board of Election
10Commissioners shall receive a salary, as set by and from time
11to time changed by the Board of County Commissioners, of not
12less than $35,000 per annum and shall hold no other office. In
13cities, villages and incorporated towns with a population
14greater than 2,000,000, such other election commissioners
15shall hold no other office. In cities, villages and
16incorporated towns with a population greater than 2,000,000 the
17executive director and employees of the Board of Election
18Commissioners shall serve on a full-time basis and shall hold
19no other office. In cities, villages and incorporated towns
20with a population of greater than 2,000,000, no election
21commissioner, executive director nor employee shall
22participate in any manner, in any activity or interests of any
23political party or of any candidate for public office or for
24nomination thereof, nor participate in any political campaign
25for the nomination or election of candidates for public office.
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1from office or dismissal, as the case may be; provided, that
2nothing contained herein shall be deemed to interfere with the
3right of any person to vote for any candidate or upon any issue
4as his reason and conscience may dictate nor interfere with the
5duties of his office. All expenses incurred by such Board of
6Election Commissioners shall be paid by such city.
7    The salaries and expenditures are to be audited by the
8chief circuit judge, who may designate an independent external
9auditor to perform the task, and the salaries and expenditures
10shall be paid by the county or city treasurer, as the case may
11be, upon the warrant of the chief circuit judge of any money in
12the county or city treasury, as the case may be, not otherwise
13appropriated. It shall also be the duty of the governing
14authority of those counties and cities, respectively, to make
15provisions for the prompt payment of the salaries and
16expenditures.
17(Source: P.A. 86-874; 87-1052.)
 
18    (10 ILCS 5/6A-3)  (from Ch. 46, par. 6A-3)
19    Sec. 6A-3. Commissioners; filling vacancies.
20    (a) If the county board adopts an ordinance providing for
21the establishment of a county board of election commissioners,
22or if a majority of the votes cast on a proposition submitted
23in accordance with Section 6A-2(a) are in favor of a county
24board of election commissioners, a county board of election
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1provided in Article 6 for boards of election commissioners in
2cities, villages and incorporated towns, except that the county
3board of election commissioners shall be appointed by the
4chairperson chairman of the county board rather than the
5circuit court. However, before any appointments are made, the
6appointing authority shall ascertain whether the county clerk
7desires to be a member of the county board of election
8commissioners. If the county clerk so desires, he shall be one
9of the members of the county board of election commissioners,
10and the appointing authority shall appoint only 2 other
11members.
12    (b) For any county board of election commissioners
13established under subsection (b) of Section 6A-1, within 30
14days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
1598th General Assembly, the chief judge of the circuit court of
16the county shall appoint 5 commissioners. At least 4 of those
17commissioners shall be selected from the 2 major established
18political parties of the State, with at least 2 from each of
19those parties. Such appointment shall be entered of record in
20the office of the County Clerk and the State Board of
21Elections. Those first appointed shall hold their offices for
22the period of one, 2, and 3 years respectively, and the judge
23appointing them shall designate the term for which each
24commissioner shall hold his or her office, whether for one, 2
25or 3 years except that no more than one commissioner from each
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1term. After the initial term, each commissioner or his or her
2successor shall be appointed to a 3 year term. No elected
3official or former elected official who has been out of elected
4office for less than 2 years may be appointed to the board.
5Vacancies shall be filled by the chief judge of the circuit
6court within 30 days of the vacancy in a manner that maintains
7the foregoing political party representation.
8    (c) For any county board of election commissioners
9established under subsection (c) of Section 6A-1, within 30
10days after the conclusion of the election at which the
11proposition to establish a county board of election
12commissioners is approved by the voters, the municipal board
13shall apply to the circuit court of the county for the chief
14judge of the circuit court to appoint 2 additional
15commissioners, one of whom shall be from each major established
16political party and neither of whom shall reside within the
17limits of the municipal board, so that 3 commissioners shall
18reside within the limits of the municipal board and 2 shall
19reside within the county but not within the municipality, as it
20may exist from time to time. Not more than 3 of the
21commissioners shall be members of the same major established
22political party. Vacancies shall be filled by the chief judge
23of the circuit court upon application of the remaining
24commissioners in a manner that maintains the foregoing
25geographical and political party representation.
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1    (10 ILCS 5/7-1)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-1)
2    Sec. 7-1. Application of Article.
3    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Article, the
4nomination of all candidates for all elective State,
5congressional, judicial, and county officers, State's
6Attorneys (whether elected from a single county or from more
7than one county), city, village, and incorporated town and
8municipal officers, trustees of sanitary districts, township
9officers in townships of over 5,000 population coextensive with
10or included wholly within cities or villages not under the
11commission form of government, precinct, township, ward, and
12State central committeepersons committeemen, and delegates and
13alternate delegates to national nominating conventions by all
14political parties, as defined in Section 7-2 of this Article 7,
15shall be made in the manner provided in this Article 7 and not
16otherwise. The nomination of candidates for electors of
17President and Vice President of the United States shall be made
18only in the manner provided for in Section 7-9 of this Article.
19    (b) This Article 7 shall not apply to (i) the nomination of
20candidates for school elections and township elections, except
21in those townships specifically mentioned in subsection (a) and
22except in those cases in which a township central committee
23determines under Section 6A-2 of the Township Law of 1874 or
24Section 45-55 of the Township Code that its candidates for
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1with this Article, (ii) the nomination of park commissioners in
2park districts organized under the Park District Code, (iii)
3the nomination of officers of cities and villages organized
4under special charters, or (iv) the nomination of municipal
5officers for cities, villages, and incorporated towns with a
6population of 5,000 or less, except where a city, village, or
7incorporated town with a population of 5,000 or less has by
8ordinance determined that political parties shall nominate
9candidates for municipal office in the city, village, or
10incorporated town by primary in accordance with this Article.
11In that event, the municipal clerk shall certify the ordinance
12to the proper election officials no later than November 15 in
13the year preceding the consolidated primary election.
14    (c) The words "township officers" or "township offices"
15shall be construed, when used in this Article, to include
16supervisors.
17    (d) As provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-60 of
18the Illinois Municipal Code, a village may adopt a system of
19nonpartisan primary and general elections for the election of
20village officers.
21(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94; 89-5, eff. 1-1-96.)
 
22    (10 ILCS 5/7-2)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-2)
23    Sec. 7-2. A political party, which at the general election
24for State and county officers then next preceding a primary,
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1State, is hereby declared to be a political party within the
2State, and shall nominate all candidates provided for in this
3Article 7 under the provisions hereof, and shall elect
4precinct, township, ward and State central committeepersons
5committeemen as herein provided.
6    A political party, which at the general election for State
7and county officers then next preceding a primary, cast more
8than 5 per cent of the entire vote cast within any
9congressional district, is hereby declared to be a political
10party within the meaning of this Article, within such
11congressional district, and shall nominate its candidate for
12Representative in Congress, under the provisions hereof. A
13political party, which at the general election for State and
14county officers then next preceding a primary, cast more than 5
15per cent of the entire vote cast in any county, is hereby
16declared to be a political party within the meaning of this
17Article, within said county, and shall nominate all county
18officers in said county under the provisions hereof, and shall
19elect precinct, township, and ward committeepersons
20committeemen, as herein provided;
21    A political party, which at the municipal election for
22city, village or incorporated town officers then next preceding
23a primary, cast more than 5 per cent of the entire vote cast in
24any city or village, or incorporated town is hereby declared to
25be a political party within the meaning of this Article, within
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1city, village or incorporated town officers in said city or
2village or incorporated town under the provisions hereof to the
3extent and in the cases provided in Section 7-1.
4    A political party, which at the municipal election for town
5officers then next preceding a primary, cast more than 5 per
6cent of the entire vote cast in said town, is hereby declared
7to be a political party within the meaning of this Article,
8within said town, and shall nominate all town officers in said
9town under the provisions hereof to the extent and in the cases
10provided in Section 7-1.
11    A political party, which at the municipal election in any
12other municipality or political subdivision, (except townships
13and school districts), for municipal or other officers therein
14then next preceding a primary, cast more than 5 per cent of the
15entire vote cast in such municipality or political subdivision,
16is hereby declared to be a political party within the meaning
17of this Article, within said municipality or political
18subdivision, and shall nominate all municipal or other officers
19therein under the provisions hereof to the extent and in the
20cases provided in Section 7-1.
21    Provided, that no political organization or group shall be
22qualified as a political party hereunder, or given a place on a
23ballot, which organization or group is associated, directly or
24indirectly, with Communist, Fascist, Nazi or other un-American
25principles and engages in activities or propaganda designed to
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1foreign nations or the overthrow by violence of the established
2constitutional form of government of the United States and the
3State of Illinois.
4(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)
 
5    (10 ILCS 5/7-4)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-4)
6    Sec. 7-4. The following words and phrases in this Article 7
7shall, unless the same be inconsistent with the context, be
8construed as follows:
9    1. The word "primary" the primary elections provided for in
10this Article, which are the general primary, the consolidated
11primary, and for those municipalities which have annual
12partisan elections for any officer, the municipal primary held
136 weeks prior to the general primary election date in even
14numbered years.
15    2. The definition of terms in Section 1-3 of this Act shall
16apply to this Article.
17    3. The word "precinct" a voting district heretofore or
18hereafter established by law within which all qualified
19electors vote at one polling place.
20    4. The words "state office" or "state officer", an office
21to be filled, or an officer to be voted for, by qualified
22electors of the entire state, including United States Senator
23and Congressman at large.
24    5. The words "congressional office" or "congressional
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1    6. The words "county office" or "county officer," include
2an office to be filled or an officer to be voted for, by the
3qualified electors of the entire county. "County office" or
4"county officer" also include the assessor and board of appeals
5and county commissioners and president of county board of Cook
6County, and county board members and the chairperson chairman
7of the county board in counties subject to "An Act relating to
8the composition and election of county boards in certain
9counties", enacted by the 76th General Assembly.
10    7. The words "city office" and "village office," and
11"incorporated town office" or "city officer" and "village
12officer", and "incorporated town officer" an office to be
13filled or an officer to be voted for by the qualified electors
14of the entire municipality, including aldermen.
15    8. The words "town office" or "town officer", an office to
16be filled or an officer to be voted for by the qualified
17electors of an entire town.
18    9. The words "town" and "incorporated town" shall
19respectively be defined as in Section 1-3 of this Act.
20    10. The words "delegates and alternate delegates to
21National nominating conventions" include all delegates and
22alternate delegates to National nominating conventions whether
23they be elected from the state at large or from congressional
24districts or selected by State convention unless contrary and
25non-inclusive language specifically limits the term to one
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1    11. "Judicial office" means a post held by a judge of the
2Supreme, Appellate or Circuit Court.
3(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)
 
4    (10 ILCS 5/7-7)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-7)
5    Sec. 7-7. For the purpose of making nominations in certain
6instances as provided in this Article and this Act, the
7following committees are authorized and shall constitute the
8central or managing committees of each political party, viz: A
9State central committee, whose responsibilities include, but
10are not limited to, filling by appointment vacancies in
11nomination for statewide offices, including but not limited to
12the office of United States Senator, a congressional committee
13for each congressional district, a county central committee for
14each county, a municipal central committee for each city,
15incorporated town or village, a ward committeeperson
16committeeman for each ward in cities containing a population of
17500,000 or more; a township committeeperson committeeman for
18each township or part of a township that lies outside of cities
19having a population of 200,000 or more, in counties having a
20population of 2,000,000 or more; a precinct committeeperson
21committeeman for each precinct in counties having a population
22of less than 2,000,000; a county board district committee for
23each county board district created under Division 2-3 of the
24Counties Code; a State's Attorney committee for each group of 2
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1Superintendent of Multi-County Educational Service Region
2committee for each group of 2 or more counties which jointly
3elect a Superintendent of a Multi-County Educational Service
4Region; a judicial subcircuit committee in a judicial circuit
5divided into subcircuits for each judicial subcircuit in that
6circuit; and a board of review election district committee for
7each Cook County Board of Review election district.
8(Source: P.A. 93-541, eff. 8-18-03; 93-574, eff. 8-21-03;
994-645, eff. 8-22-05.)
 
10    (10 ILCS 5/7-8)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-8)
11    Sec. 7-8. The State central committee shall be composed of
12one or two members from each congressional district in the
13State and shall be elected as follows:
14
State Central Committee
15    (a) Within 30 days after January 1, 1984 (the effective
16date of Public Act 83-33), the State central committee of each
17political party shall certify to the State Board of Elections
18which of the following alternatives it wishes to apply to the
19State central committee of that party.
20    Alternative A. At the primary in 1970 and at the general
21primary election held every 4 years thereafter, each primary
22elector may vote for one candidate of his party for member of
23the State central committee for the congressional district in
24which he resides. The candidate receiving the highest number of
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1committeeman from the district. A political party may, in lieu
2of the foregoing, by a majority vote of delegates at any State
3convention of such party, determine to thereafter elect the
4State central committeepersons committeemen in the manner
5following:
6    At the county convention held by such political party,
7State central committeepersons committeemen shall be elected
8in the same manner as provided in this Article for the election
9of officers of the county central committee, and such election
10shall follow the election of officers of the county central
11committee. Each elected ward, township or precinct
12committeeperson committeeman shall cast as his vote one vote
13for each ballot voted in his ward, township, part of a township
14or precinct in the last preceding primary election of his
15political party. In the case of a county lying partially within
16one congressional district and partially within another
17congressional district, each ward, township or precinct
18committeeperson committeeman shall vote only with respect to
19the congressional district in which his ward, township, part of
20a township or precinct is located. In the case of a
21congressional district which encompasses more than one county,
22each ward, township or precinct committeeperson committeeman
23residing within the congressional district shall cast as his
24vote one vote for each ballot voted in his ward, township, part
25of a township or precinct in the last preceding primary
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1for member of the State central committee for the congressional
2district in which he resides and the Chairperson Chairman of
3the county central committee shall report the results of the
4election to the State Board of Elections. The State Board of
5Elections shall certify the candidate receiving the highest
6number of votes elected State central committeeperson
7committeeman for that congressional district.
8    The State central committee shall adopt rules to provide
9for and govern the procedures to be followed in the election of
10members of the State central committee.
11    After August 6, 1999 (the effective date of Public Act
1291-426), whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of Chairperson
13Chairman of a State central committee, or at the end of the
14term of office of Chairperson Chairman, the State central
15committee of each political party that has selected Alternative
16A shall elect a Chairperson Chairman who shall not be required
17to be a member of the State Central Committee. The Chairperson
18Chairman shall be a registered voter in this State and of the
19same political party as the State central committee.
20    Alternative B. Each congressional committee shall, within
2130 days after the adoption of this alternative, appoint a
22person of the sex opposite that of the incumbent member for
23that congressional district to serve as an additional member of
24the State central committee until his or her successor is
25elected at the general primary election in 1986. Each
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1on the basis set forth in paragraph (e) of this Section. In
2each congressional district at the general primary election
3held in 1986 and every 4 years thereafter, the male candidate
4receiving the highest number of votes of the party's male
5candidates for State central committeeman, and the female
6candidate receiving the highest number of votes of the party's
7female candidates for State central committeewoman, shall be
8declared elected State central committeeman and State central
9committeewoman from the district. At the general primary
10election held in 1986 and every 4 years thereafter, if all a
11party's candidates for State central committeemen or State
12central committeewomen from a congressional district are of the
13same sex, the candidate receiving the highest number of votes
14shall be declared elected a State central committeeman or State
15central committeewoman from the district, and, because of a
16failure to elect one male and one female to the committee, a
17vacancy shall be declared to exist in the office of the second
18member of the State central committee from the district. This
19vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the congressional
20committee of the political party, and the person appointed to
21fill the vacancy shall be a resident of the congressional
22district and of the sex opposite that of the committeeman or
23committeewoman elected at the general primary election. Each
24congressional committee shall make this appointment by voting
25on the basis set forth in paragraph (e) of this Section.
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1composed as provided in this Alternative B must be selected
2from the committee's members.
3    Except as provided for in Alternative A with respect to the
4selection of the Chairperson Chairman of the State central
5committee, under both of the foregoing alternatives, the State
6central committee of each political party shall be composed of
7members elected or appointed from the several congressional
8districts of the State, and of no other person or persons
9whomsoever. The members of the State central committee shall,
10within 41 days after each quadrennial election of the full
11committee, meet in the city of Springfield and organize by
12electing a Chairperson chairman, and may at such time elect
13such officers from among their own number (or otherwise), as
14they may deem necessary or expedient. The outgoing chairperson
15chairman of the State central committee of the party shall, 10
16days before the meeting, notify each member of the State
17central committee elected at the primary of the time and place
18of such meeting. In the organization and proceedings of the
19State central committee, each State central committeeman and
20State central committeewoman shall have one vote for each
21ballot voted in his or her congressional district by the
22primary electors of his or her party at the primary election
23immediately preceding the meeting of the State central
24committee. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the State central
25committee of any political party, the vacancy shall be filled
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1of the political party of the counties located within the
2congressional district in which the vacancy occurs and, if
3applicable, the ward and township committeepersons
4committeemen of the political party in counties of 2,000,000 or
5more inhabitants located within the congressional district. If
6the congressional district in which the vacancy occurs lies
7wholly within a county of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants, the
8ward and township committeepersons committeemen of the
9political party in that congressional district shall vote to
10fill the vacancy. In voting to fill the vacancy, each
11chairperson chairman of a county central committee and each
12ward and township committeeperson committeeman in counties of
132,000,000 or more inhabitants shall have one vote for each
14ballot voted in each precinct of the congressional district in
15which the vacancy exists of his or her county, township, or
16ward cast by the primary electors of his or her party at the
17primary election immediately preceding the meeting to fill the
18vacancy in the State central committee. The person appointed to
19fill the vacancy shall be a resident of the congressional
20district in which the vacancy occurs, shall be a qualified
21voter, and, in a committee composed as provided in Alternative
22B, shall be of the same sex as his or her predecessor. A
23political party may, by a majority vote of the delegates of any
24State convention of such party, determine to return to the
25election of State central committeeman and State central
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1taken by a political party at a State convention in accordance
2with this Section shall be reported to the State Board of
3Elections by the chairperson chairman and secretary of such
4convention within 10 days after such action.
5
Ward, Township and Precinct Committeepersons Committeemen
6    (b) At the primary in 1972 and at the general primary
7election every 4 years thereafter, each primary elector in
8cities having a population of 200,000 or over may vote for one
9candidate of his party in his ward for ward committeeperson
10committeeman. Each candidate for ward committeeperson
11committeeman must be a resident of and in the ward where he
12seeks to be elected ward committeeperson committeeman. The one
13having the highest number of votes shall be such ward
14committeeperson committeeman of such party for such ward. At
15the primary election in 1970 and at the general primary
16election every 4 years thereafter, each primary elector in
17counties containing a population of 2,000,000 or more, outside
18of cities containing a population of 200,000 or more, may vote
19for one candidate of his party for township committeeperson
20committeeman. Each candidate for township committeeperson
21committeeman must be a resident of and in the township or part
22of a township (which lies outside of a city having a population
23of 200,000 or more, in counties containing a population of
242,000,000 or more), and in which township or part of a township
25he seeks to be elected township committeeperson committeeman.
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1township committeeperson committeeman of such party for such
2township or part of a township. At the primary in 1970 and at
3the general primary election every 2 years thereafter, each
4primary elector, except in counties having a population of
52,000,000 or over, may vote for one candidate of his party in
6his precinct for precinct committeeperson committeeman. Each
7candidate for precinct committeeperson committeeman must be a
8bona fide resident of the precinct where he seeks to be elected
9precinct committeeperson committeeman. The one having the
10highest number of votes shall be such precinct committeeperson
11committeeman of such party for such precinct. The official
12returns of the primary shall show the name of the
13committeeperson committeeman of each political party.
14    Terms of Committeepersons Committeemen. All precinct
15committeepersons committeemen elected under the provisions of
16this Article shall continue as such committeepersons
17committeemen until the date of the primary to be held in the
18second year after their election. Except as otherwise provided
19in this Section for certain State central committeepersons
20committeemen who have 2 year terms, all State central
21committeepersons committeemen, township committeepersons
22committeemen and ward committeepersons committeemen shall
23continue as such committeepersons committeemen until the date
24of primary to be held in the fourth year after their election.
25However, a vacancy exists in the office of precinct
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1committeeman ceases to reside in the precinct in which he was
2elected and such precinct committeeperson committeeman shall
3thereafter neither have nor exercise any rights, powers or
4duties as committeeperson committeeman in that precinct, even
5if a successor has not been elected or appointed.
6    (c) The Multi-Township Central Committee shall consist of
7the precinct committeepersons committeemen of such party, in
8the multi-township assessing district formed pursuant to
9Section 2-10 of the Property Tax Code and shall be organized
10for the purposes set forth in Section 45-25 of the Township
11Code. In the organization and proceedings of the Multi-Township
12Central Committee each precinct committeeperson committeeman
13shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his precinct by
14the primary electors of his party at the primary at which he
15was elected.
16
County Central Committee
17    (d) The county central committee of each political party in
18each county shall consist of the various township
19committeepersons committeemen, precinct committeepersons
20committeemen and ward committeepersons committeemen, if any,
21of such party in the county. In the organization and
22proceedings of the county central committee, each precinct
23committeeperson committeeman shall have one vote for each
24ballot voted in his precinct by the primary electors of his
25party at the primary at which he was elected; each township
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1ballot voted in his township or part of a township as the case
2may be by the primary electors of his party at the primary
3election for the nomination of candidates for election to the
4General Assembly immediately preceding the meeting of the
5county central committee; and in the organization and
6proceedings of the county central committee, each ward
7committeeperson committeeman shall have one vote for each
8ballot voted in his ward by the primary electors of his party
9at the primary election for the nomination of candidates for
10election to the General Assembly immediately preceding the
11meeting of the county central committee.
12
Cook County Board of Review Election District Committee
13    (d-1) Each board of review election district committee of
14each political party in Cook County shall consist of the
15various township committeepersons committeemen and ward
16committeepersons committeemen, if any, of that party in the
17portions of the county composing the board of review election
18district. In the organization and proceedings of each of the 3
19election district committees, each township committeeperson
20committeeman shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his
21or her township or part of a township, as the case may be, by
22the primary electors of his or her party at the primary
23election immediately preceding the meeting of the board of
24review election district committee; and in the organization and
25proceedings of each of the 3 election district committees, each
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1ballot voted in his or her ward or part of that ward, as the
2case may be, by the primary electors of his or her party at the
3primary election immediately preceding the meeting of the board
4of review election district committee.
5
Congressional Committee
6    (e) The congressional committee of each party in each
7congressional district shall be composed of the chairmen of the
8county central committees of the counties composing the
9congressional district, except that in congressional districts
10wholly within the territorial limits of one county, the
11precinct committeepersons committeemen, township
12committeepersons committeemen and ward committeepersons
13committeemen, if any, of the party representing the precincts
14within the limits of the congressional district, shall compose
15the congressional committee. A State central committeeperson
16committeeman in each district shall be a member and the
17chairperson chairman or, when a district has 2 State central
18committeepersons committeemen, a co-chairperson co-chairman of
19the congressional committee, but shall not have the right to
20vote except in case of a tie.
21    In the organization and proceedings of congressional
22committees composed of precinct committeepersons committeemen
23or township committeepersons committeemen or ward
24committeepersons committeemen, or any combination thereof,
25each precinct committeeperson committeeman shall have one vote
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1of his party at the primary at which he was elected, each
2township committeeperson committeeman shall have one vote for
3each ballot voted in his township or part of a township as the
4case may be by the primary electors of his party at the primary
5election immediately preceding the meeting of the
6congressional committee, and each ward committeeperson
7committeeman shall have one vote for each ballot voted in each
8precinct of his ward located in such congressional district by
9the primary electors of his party at the primary election
10immediately preceding the meeting of the congressional
11committee; and in the organization and proceedings of
12congressional committees composed of the chairmen of the county
13central committees of the counties within such district, each
14chairperson chairman of such county central committee shall
15have one vote for each ballot voted in his county by the
16primary electors of his party at the primary election
17immediately preceding the meeting of the congressional
18committee.
19
Judicial District Committee
20    (f) The judicial district committee of each political party
21in each judicial district shall be composed of the chairperson
22chairman of the county central committees of the counties
23composing the judicial district.
24    In the organization and proceedings of judicial district
25committees composed of the chairmen of the county central
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1chairperson chairman of such county central committee shall
2have one vote for each ballot voted in his county by the
3primary electors of his party at the primary election
4immediately preceding the meeting of the judicial district
5committee.
6
Circuit Court Committee
7    (g) The circuit court committee of each political party in
8each judicial circuit outside Cook County shall be composed of
9the chairmen of the county central committees of the counties
10composing the judicial circuit.
11    In the organization and proceedings of circuit court
12committees, each chairperson chairman of a county central
13committee shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his
14county by the primary electors of his party at the primary
15election immediately preceding the meeting of the circuit court
16committee.
17
Judicial Subcircuit Committee
18    (g-1) The judicial subcircuit committee of each political
19party in each judicial subcircuit in a judicial circuit divided
20into subcircuits shall be composed of (i) the ward and township
21committeepersons committeemen of the townships and wards
22composing the judicial subcircuit in Cook County and (ii) the
23precinct committeepersons committeemen of the precincts
24composing the judicial subcircuit in any county other than Cook
25County.
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1subcircuit committee, each township committeeperson
2committeeman shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his
3township or part of a township, as the case may be, in the
4judicial subcircuit by the primary electors of his party at the
5primary election immediately preceding the meeting of the
6judicial subcircuit committee; each precinct committeeperson
7committeeman shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his
8precinct or part of a precinct, as the case may be, in the
9judicial subcircuit by the primary electors of his party at the
10primary election immediately preceding the meeting of the
11judicial subcircuit committee; and each ward committeeperson
12committeeman shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his
13ward or part of a ward, as the case may be, in the judicial
14subcircuit by the primary electors of his party at the primary
15election immediately preceding the meeting of the judicial
16subcircuit committee.
17
Municipal Central Committee
18    (h) The municipal central committee of each political party
19shall be composed of the precinct, township or ward
20committeepersons committeemen, as the case may be, of such
21party representing the precincts or wards, embraced in such
22city, incorporated town or village. The voting strength of each
23precinct, township or ward committeeperson committeeman on the
24municipal central committee shall be the same as his voting
25strength on the county central committee.
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1party, established only within a municipality or township, the
2municipal or township managing committee shall be composed of
3the party officers of the local established party. The party
4officers of a local established party shall be as follows: the
5chairperson chairman and secretary of the caucus for those
6municipalities and townships authorized by statute to nominate
7candidates by caucus shall serve as party officers for the
8purpose of filling vacancies in nomination under Section 7-61;
9for municipalities and townships authorized by statute or
10ordinance to nominate candidates by petition and primary
11election, the party officers shall be the party's candidates
12who are nominated at the primary. If no party primary was held
13because of the provisions of Section 7-5, vacancies in
14nomination shall be filled by the party's remaining candidates
15who shall serve as the party's officers.
16
Powers
17    (i) Each committee and its officers shall have the powers
18usually exercised by such committees and by the officers
19thereof, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Article.
20The several committees herein provided for shall not have power
21to delegate any of their powers, or functions to any other
22person, officer or committee, but this shall not be construed
23to prevent a committee from appointing from its own membership
24proper and necessary subcommittees.
25    (j) The State central committee of a political party which
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1Section shall adopt a plan to give effect to the delegate
2selection rules of the national political party and file a copy
3of such plan with the State Board of Elections when approved by
4a national political party.
5    (k) For the purpose of the designation of a proxy by a
6Congressional Committee to vote in place of an absent State
7central committeeman or committeewoman at meetings of the State
8central committee of a political party which elects its members
9by Alternative B under paragraph (a) of this Section, the proxy
10shall be appointed by the vote of the ward and township
11committeepersons committeemen, if any, of the wards and
12townships which lie entirely or partially within the
13Congressional District from which the absent State central
14committeeman or committeewoman was elected and the vote of the
15chairmen of the county central committees of those counties
16which lie entirely or partially within that Congressional
17District and in which there are no ward or township
18committeepersons committeemen. When voting for such proxy, the
19county chairperson chairman, ward committeeperson committeeman
20or township committeeperson committeeman, as the case may be,
21shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his county, ward
22or township, or portion thereof within the Congressional
23District, by the primary electors of his party at the primary
24at which he was elected. However, the absent State central
25committeeman or committeewoman may designate a proxy when
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1members by Alternative B under paragraph (a) of this Section.
2    Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a person is
3ineligible to hold the position of committeeperson in any
4committee established pursuant to this Section if he or she is
5statutorily ineligible to vote in a general election because of
6conviction of a felony. When a committeeperson is convicted of
7a felony, the position occupied by that committeeperson shall
8automatically become vacant.
9(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)
 
10    (10 ILCS 5/7-8.01)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-8.01)
11    Sec. 7-8.01. The county board district committee of each
12political party in each county board district created pursuant
13to "An Act relating to the composition and election of county
14boards in certain counties", enacted by the 76th General
15Assembly, shall consist of the precinct committeepersons
16committeemen of the precincts included in the county board
17district.
18(Source: P.A. 76-1651.)
 
19    (10 ILCS 5/7-8.02)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-8.02)
20    Sec. 7-8.02. The State's Attorney committee for each group
21of counties which jointly elect a State's Attorney and the
22Superintendent of Multi-County Educational Service Region
23committee for each group of counties which jointly elect a
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1shall consist of the chairmen of the county central committees
2of the counties composing such group of counties. In the
3organization and proceedings of a State's Attorney or
4Superintendent of Multi-County Educational Service Region
5committee, each chairperson chairman of a county central
6committee shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his or
7her county by the primary electors of his or her party at the
8last primary of an even-numbered year.
9(Source: P.A. 84-861.)
 
10    (10 ILCS 5/7-9)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-9)
11    Sec. 7-9. County central committee; county and State
12conventions.
13    (a) On the 29th day next succeeding the primary at which
14committeepersons committeemen are elected, the county central
15committee of each political party shall meet within the county
16and proceed to organize by electing from its own number a
17chairperson chairman and either from its own number, or
18otherwise, such other officers as such committee may deem
19necessary or expedient. Such meeting of the county central
20committee shall be known as the county convention.
21    The chairperson chairman of each county committee shall
22within 10 days after the organization, forward to the State
23Board of Elections, the names and post office addresses of the
24officers, precinct committeepersons committeemen and
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1political party.
2    The county convention of each political party shall choose
3delegates to the State convention of its party, if the party
4chooses to hold a State convention; but in any county having
5within its limits any city having a population of 200,000, or
6over the delegates from such city shall be chosen by wards, the
7ward committeepersons committeemen from the respective wards
8choosing the number of delegates to which such ward is entitled
9on the basis prescribed in paragraph (e) of this Section such
10delegates to be members of the delegation to the State
11convention from such county. In all counties containing a
12population of 2,000,000 or more outside of cities having a
13population of 200,000 or more, the delegates from each of the
14townships or parts of townships as the case may be shall be
15chosen by townships or parts of townships as the case may be,
16the township committeepersons committeemen from the respective
17townships or parts of townships as the case may be choosing the
18number of delegates to which such townships or parts of
19townships as the case may be are entitled, on the basis
20prescribed in paragraph (e) of this Section such delegates to
21be members of the delegation to the State convention from such
22county.
23    Each member of the State Central Committee of a political
24party which elects its members by Alternative B under paragraph
25(a) of Section 7-8 shall be a delegate to the State Convention,
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1    Each member of the State Central Committee of a political
2party which elects its members by Alternative B under paragraph
3(a) of Section 7-8 may appoint 2 delegates to the State
4Convention, if the party chooses to hold a State convention,
5who must be residents of the member's Congressional District.
6    (b) State conventions may be held within 180 days after the
7general primary in the year 2000 and every 4 years thereafter.
8In the year 1998, and every 4 years thereafter, the chairperson
9chairman of a State central committee may issue a call for a
10State convention within 180 days after the general primary.
11    The State convention of each political party, if the party
12chooses to hold a State convention, has power to make
13nominations of candidates of its political party for the
14electors of President and Vice President of the United States,
15and to adopt any party platform, and, to the extent determined
16by the State central committee as provided in Section 7-14, to
17choose and select delegates and alternate delegates at large to
18national nominating conventions. The State Central Committee
19may adopt rules to provide for and govern the procedures of the
20State convention.
21    (c) The chairperson chairman and secretary of each State
22convention, if the party chooses to hold a State convention,
23shall, within 2 days thereafter, transmit to the State Board of
24Elections of this State a certificate setting forth the names
25and addresses of all persons nominated by such State convention
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1States, and of any persons selected by the State convention for
2delegates and alternate delegates at large to national
3nominating conventions; and the names of such candidates so
4chosen by such State convention for electors of President and
5Vice President of the United States, shall be caused by the
6State Board of Elections to be printed upon the official ballot
7at the general election, in the manner required by law, and
8shall be certified to the various county clerks of the proper
9counties in the manner as provided in Section 7-60 of this
10Article 7 for the certifying of the names of persons nominated
11by any party for State offices. If and as long as this Act
12prescribes that the names of such electors be not printed on
13the ballot, then the names of such electors shall be certified
14in such manner as may be prescribed by the parts of this Act
15applicable thereto.
16    (d) Each convention, if the party chooses to hold a State
17convention, may perform all other functions inherent to such
18political organization and not inconsistent with this Article.
19    (e) At least 33 days before the date of a State convention,
20if the party chooses to hold a State convention, the
21chairperson chairman of the State central committee of each
22political party shall file in the principal office of the State
23Board of Elections a call for the State convention. Such call
24shall state, among other things, the time and place
25(designating the building or hall) for holding the State
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1chairman and attested by the secretary of the committee. In
2such convention each county shall be entitled to one delegate
3for each 500 ballots voted by the primary electors of the party
4in such county at the primary to be held next after the
5issuance of such call; and if in such county, less than 500
6ballots are so voted or if the number of ballots so voted is
7not exactly a multiple of 500, there shall be one delegate for
8such group which is less than 500, or for such group
9representing the number of votes over the multiple of 500,
10which delegate shall have 1/500 of one vote for each primary
11vote so represented by him. The call for such convention shall
12set forth this paragraph (e) of Section 7-9 in full and shall
13direct that the number of delegates to be chosen be calculated
14in compliance herewith and that such number of delegates be
15chosen.
16    (f) All precinct, township and ward committeepersons
17committeemen when elected as provided in this Section shall
18serve as though elected at large irrespective of any changes
19that may be made in precinct, township or ward boundaries and
20the voting strength of each committeeperson committeeman shall
21remain as provided in this Section for the entire time for
22which he is elected.
23    (g) The officers elected at any convention provided for in
24this Section shall serve until their successors are elected as
25provided in this Act.
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1called by the chairperson chairman, or by not less than 25% of
2the members of such committee, by giving 5 days notice to
3members of such committee in writing designating the time and
4place at which such special meeting is to be held and the
5business which it is proposed to present at such special
6meeting.
7    (i) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, whenever a
8vacancy exists in the office of precinct committeeperson
9committeeman because no one was elected to that office or
10because the precinct committeeperson committeeman ceases to
11reside in the precinct or for any other reason, the chairperson
12chairman of the county central committee of the appropriate
13political party may fill the vacancy in such office by
14appointment of a qualified resident of the county and the
15appointed precinct committeeperson committeeman shall serve as
16though elected; however, no such appointment may be made
17between the general primary election and the 30th day after the
18general primary election.
19    (j) If the number of Congressional Districts in the State
20of Illinois is reduced as a result of reapportionment of
21Congressional Districts following a federal decennial census,
22the State Central Committeemen and Committeewomen of a
23political party which elects its State Central Committee by
24either Alternative A or by Alternative B under paragraph (a) of
25Section 7-8 who were previously elected shall continue to serve
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1their terms.
2(Source: P.A. 99-522, eff. 6-30-16.)
 
3    (10 ILCS 5/7-9.1)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-9.1)
4    Sec. 7-9.1. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Act,
5whenever a vacancy exists in the office of delegate to a State
6or national nominating convention by reason of death or for any
7other reason, then the alternate receiving the highest vote
8shall succeed to the vacated office and exercise all the rights
9and prerogatives and discharge all the duties of the office.
10The vacated office of alternate shall be filled by the
11congressional committee of the district.
12    (b) Vacancies, whether temporary or permanent, in the
13office of delegate to the national nominating convention of a
14political party whose State Central Committee uses Alternative
15B of Section 7-14.1 shall be filled by alternate delegates in
16the following order:
17    1. Alternates from the same District with same Presidential
18preference;
19    2. Alternates from other Districts with same Presidential
20preference;
21    3. Alternate at-large delegates with same Presidential
22preference;
23    4. Alternates from the same District with different
24Presidential preference;
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1Presidential preference;
2    6. Alternate at-large delegates with different
3Presidential preference.
4    Unpledged delegates shall be replaced by unpledged
5alternates.
6    Each delegate shall certify in writing the order of his
7succession of alternates to the chairperson chairman of the
8State's delegation.
9    The delegation shall, as soon as practicable, fill a
10vacancy in the position of alternate delegate by choosing, in
11accord with its rules, a person of the same Presidential
12preference and from the same political subdivision.
13    The alternate succeeding to the vacated office shall
14exercise all the rights and prerogatives of the office and
15discharge all the duties of the office.
16(Source: P.A. 83-32.)
 
17    (10 ILCS 5/7-10)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-10)
18    Sec. 7-10. Form of petition for nomination. The name of no
19candidate for nomination, or State central committeeperson
20committeeman, or township committeeperson committeeman, or
21precinct committeeperson committeeman, or ward committeeperson
22committeeman or candidate for delegate or alternate delegate to
23national nominating conventions, shall be printed upon the
24primary ballot unless a petition for nomination has been filed
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1following form:
2    We, the undersigned, members of and affiliated with the
3.... party and qualified primary electors of the .... party, in
4the .... of ...., in the county of .... and State of Illinois,
5do hereby petition that the following named person or persons
6shall be a candidate or candidates of the .... party for the
7nomination for (or in case of committeepersons committeemen for
8election to) the office or offices hereinafter specified, to be
9voted for at the primary election to be held on (insert date).
10    NameOfficeAddress
11John JonesGovernorBelvidere, Ill.
12Jane James Lieutenant Governor Peoria, Ill.
13Thomas SmithAttorney GeneralOakland, Ill.
14Name..................         Address.......................
 
15State of Illinois)
16                 ) ss.
17County of........)
18    I, ...., do hereby certify that I reside at No. ....
19street, in the .... of ...., county of ...., and State of
20....., that I am 18 years of age or older, that I am a citizen
21of the United States, and that the signatures on this sheet
22were signed in my presence, and are genuine, and that to the
23best of my knowledge and belief the persons so signing were at
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1party, and that their respective residences are correctly
2stated, as above set forth.
3
.........................
4    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
5
.........................

 
6    Each sheet of the petition other than the statement of
7candidacy and candidate's statement shall be of uniform size
8and shall contain above the space for signatures an appropriate
9heading giving the information as to name of candidate or
10candidates, in whose behalf such petition is signed; the
11office, the political party represented and place of residence;
12and the heading of each sheet shall be the same.
13    Such petition shall be signed by qualified primary electors
14residing in the political division for which the nomination is
15sought in their own proper persons only and opposite the
16signature of each signer, his residence address shall be
17written or printed. The residence address required to be
18written or printed opposite each qualified primary elector's
19name shall include the street address or rural route number of
20the signer, as the case may be, as well as the signer's county,
21and city, village or town, and state. However the county or
22city, village or town, and state of residence of the electors
23may be printed on the petition forms where all of the electors
24signing the petition reside in the same county or city, village
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1writing the residence address, including street number, if any.
2At the bottom of each sheet of such petition shall be added a
3circulator statement signed by a person 18 years of age or
4older who is a citizen of the United States, stating the street
5address or rural route number, as the case may be, as well as
6the county, city, village or town, and state; and certifying
7that the signatures on that sheet of the petition were signed
8in his or her presence and certifying that the signatures are
9genuine; and either (1) indicating the dates on which that
10sheet was circulated, or (2) indicating the first and last
11dates on which the sheet was circulated, or (3) certifying that
12none of the signatures on the sheet were signed more than 90
13days preceding the last day for the filing of the petition and
14certifying that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief
15the persons so signing were at the time of signing the
16petitions qualified voters of the political party for which a
17nomination is sought. Such statement shall be sworn to before
18some officer authorized to administer oaths in this State.
19    No petition sheet shall be circulated more than 90 days
20preceding the last day provided in Section 7-12 for the filing
21of such petition.
22    The person circulating the petition, or the candidate on
23whose behalf the petition is circulated, may strike any
24signature from the petition, provided that:
25        (1) the person striking the signature shall initial the
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1        (2) the person striking the signature shall sign a
2    certification listing the page number and line number of
3    each signature struck from the petition. Such
4    certification shall be filed as a part of the petition.
5    Such sheets before being filed shall be neatly fastened
6together in book form, by placing the sheets in a pile and
7fastening them together at one edge in a secure and suitable
8manner, and the sheets shall then be numbered consecutively.
9The sheets shall not be fastened by pasting them together end
10to end, so as to form a continuous strip or roll. All petition
11sheets which are filed with the proper local election
12officials, election authorities or the State Board of Elections
13shall be the original sheets which have been signed by the
14voters and by the circulator thereof, and not photocopies or
15duplicates of such sheets. Each petition must include as a part
16thereof, a statement of candidacy for each of the candidates
17filing, or in whose behalf the petition is filed. This
18statement shall set out the address of such candidate, the
19office for which he is a candidate, shall state that the
20candidate is a qualified primary voter of the party to which
21the petition relates and is qualified for the office specified
22(in the case of a candidate for State's Attorney it shall state
23that the candidate is at the time of filing such statement a
24licensed attorney-at-law of this State), shall state that he
25has filed (or will file before the close of the petition filing
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1Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, shall request that the
2candidate's name be placed upon the official ballot, and shall
3be subscribed and sworn to by such candidate before some
4officer authorized to take acknowledgment of deeds in the State
5and shall be in substantially the following form:
6
Statement of Candidacy
7NameAddressOfficeDistrictParty
8John Jones102 Main St.GovernorStatewideRepublican
9Belvidere,
10Illinois
11State of Illinois)
12                 ) ss.
13County of .......)
14    I, ...., being first duly sworn, say that I reside at ....
15Street in the city (or village) of ...., in the county of ....,
16State of Illinois; that I am a qualified voter therein and am a
17qualified primary voter of the .... party; that I am a
18candidate for nomination (for election in the case of
19committeeperson committeeman and delegates and alternate
20delegates) to the office of .... to be voted upon at the
21primary election to be held on (insert date); that I am legally
22qualified (including being the holder of any license that may
23be an eligibility requirement for the office I seek the
24nomination for) to hold such office and that I have filed (or I
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1statement of economic interests as required by the Illinois
2Governmental Ethics Act and I hereby request that my name be
3printed upon the official primary ballot for nomination for (or
4election to in the case of committeepersons committeemen and
5delegates and alternate delegates) such office.
6
Signed ......................
7    Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me by ....,
8who is to me personally known, on (insert date).
9
Signed ....................
10
(Official Character)
11(Seal, if officer has one.)
 
12    The petitions, when filed, shall not be withdrawn or added
13to, and no signatures shall be revoked except by revocation
14filed in writing with the State Board of Elections, election
15authority or local election official with whom the petition is
16required to be filed, and before the filing of such petition.
17Whoever forges the name of a signer upon any petition required
18by this Article is deemed guilty of a forgery and on conviction
19thereof shall be punished accordingly.
20    A candidate for the offices listed in this Section must
21obtain the number of signatures specified in this Section on
22his or her petition for nomination.
23    (a) Statewide office or delegate to a national nominating
24convention. If a candidate seeks to run for statewide office or
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1convention elected from the State at-large, then the
2candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least 5,000
3but not more than 10,000 signatures.
4    (b) Congressional office or congressional delegate to a
5national nominating convention. If a candidate seeks to run for
6United States Congress or as a congressional delegate or
7alternate congressional delegate to a national nominating
8convention elected from a congressional district, then the
9candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least the
10number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified primary
11electors of his or her party in his or her congressional
12district. In the first primary election following a
13redistricting of congressional districts, a candidate's
14petition for nomination must contain at least 600 signatures of
15qualified primary electors of the candidate's political party
16in his or her congressional district.
17    (c) County office. If a candidate seeks to run for any
18countywide office, including but not limited to county board
19chairperson or county board member, elected on an at-large
20basis, in a county other than Cook County, then the candidate's
21petition for nomination must contain at least the number of
22signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified electors of his or
23her party who cast votes at the last preceding general election
24in his or her county. If a candidate seeks to run for county
25board member elected from a county board district, then the
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1number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified primary
2electors of his or her party in the county board district. In
3the first primary election following a redistricting of county
4board districts or the initial establishment of county board
5districts, a candidate's petition for nomination must contain
6at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the
7qualified electors of his or her party in the entire county who
8cast votes at the last preceding general election divided by
9the total number of county board districts comprising the
10county board; provided that in no event shall the number of
11signatures be less than 25.
12    (d) County office; Cook County only.
13        (1) If a candidate seeks to run for countywide office
14    in Cook County, then the candidate's petition for
15    nomination must contain at least the number of signatures
16    equal to 0.5% of the qualified electors of his or her party
17    who cast votes at the last preceding general election in
18    Cook County.
19        (2) If a candidate seeks to run for Cook County Board
20    Commissioner, then the candidate's petition for nomination
21    must contain at least the number of signatures equal to
22    0.5% of the qualified primary electors of his or her party
23    in his or her county board district. In the first primary
24    election following a redistricting of Cook County Board of
25    Commissioners districts, a candidate's petition for
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1    equal to 0.5% of the qualified electors of his or her party
2    in the entire county who cast votes at the last preceding
3    general election divided by the total number of county
4    board districts comprising the county board; provided that
5    in no event shall the number of signatures be less than 25.
6        (3) If a candidate seeks to run for Cook County Board
7    of Review Commissioner, which is elected from a district
8    pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 5-5 of the Property
9    Tax Code, then the candidate's petition for nomination must
10    contain at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of
11    the total number of registered voters in his or her board
12    of review district in the last general election at which a
13    commissioner was regularly scheduled to be elected from
14    that board of review district. In no event shall the number
15    of signatures required be greater than the requisite number
16    for a candidate who seeks countywide office in Cook County
17    under subsection (d)(1) of this Section. In the first
18    primary election following a redistricting of Cook County
19    Board of Review districts, a candidate's petition for
20    nomination must contain at least 4,000 signatures or at
21    least the number of signatures required for a countywide
22    candidate in Cook County, whichever is less, of the
23    qualified electors of his or her party in the district.
24    (e) Municipal or township office. If a candidate seeks to
25run for municipal or township office, then the candidate's
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1signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified primary electors of
2his or her party in the municipality or township. If a
3candidate seeks to run for alderman of a municipality, then the
4candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least the
5number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified primary
6electors of his or her party of the ward. In the first primary
7election following redistricting of aldermanic wards or
8trustee districts of a municipality or the initial
9establishment of wards or districts, a candidate's petition for
10nomination must contain the number of signatures equal to at
11least 0.5% of the total number of votes cast for the candidate
12of that political party who received the highest number of
13votes in the entire municipality at the last regular election
14at which an officer was regularly scheduled to be elected from
15the entire municipality, divided by the number of wards or
16districts. In no event shall the number of signatures be less
17than 25.
18    (f) State central committeeperson. If a candidate seeks to
19run for State central committeeperson, then the candidate's
20petition for nomination must contain at least 100 signatures of
21the primary electors of his or her party of his or her
22congressional district.
23    (g) Sanitary district trustee. If a candidate seeks to run
24for trustee of a sanitary district in which trustees are not
25elected from wards, then the candidate's petition for
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1to 0.5% of the primary electors of his or her party from the
2sanitary district. If a candidate seeks to run for trustee of a
3sanitary district in which trustees are elected from wards,
4then the candidate's petition for nomination must contain at
5least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the primary
6electors of his or her party in the ward of that sanitary
7district. In the first primary election following
8redistricting of sanitary districts elected from wards, a
9candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least the
10signatures of 150 qualified primary electors of his or her ward
11of that sanitary district.
12    (h) Judicial office. If a candidate seeks to run for
13judicial office in a district, then the candidate's petition
14for nomination must contain the number of signatures equal to
150.4% of the number of votes cast in that district for the
16candidate for his or her political party for the office of
17Governor at the last general election at which a Governor was
18elected, but in no event less than 500 signatures. If a
19candidate seeks to run for judicial office in a circuit or
20subcircuit, then the candidate's petition for nomination must
21contain the number of signatures equal to 0.25% of the number
22of votes cast for the judicial candidate of his or her
23political party who received the highest number of votes at the
24last general election at which a judicial officer from the same
25circuit or subcircuit was regularly scheduled to be elected,
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1subcircuits located in the First Judicial District or 500
2signatures in every other Judicial District.
3    (i) Precinct, ward, and township committeeperson. If a
4candidate seeks to run for precinct committeeperson, then the
5candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least 10
6signatures of the primary electors of his or her party for the
7precinct. If a candidate seeks to run for ward committeeperson,
8then the candidate's petition for nomination must contain no
9less than the number of signatures equal to 10% of the primary
10electors of his or her party of the ward, but no more than 16%
11of those same electors; provided that the maximum number of
12signatures may be 50 more than the minimum number, whichever is
13greater. If a candidate seeks to run for township
14committeeperson, then the candidate's petition for nomination
15must contain no less than the number of signatures equal to 5%
16of the primary electors of his or her party of the township,
17but no more than 8% of those same electors; provided that the
18maximum number of signatures may be 50 more than the minimum
19number, whichever is greater.
20    (j) State's attorney or regional superintendent of schools
21for multiple counties. If a candidate seeks to run for State's
22attorney or regional Superintendent of Schools who serves more
23than one county, then the candidate's petition for nomination
24must contain at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of
25the primary electors of his or her party in the territory
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1    (k) Any other office. If a candidate seeks any other
2office, then the candidate's petition for nomination must
3contain at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the
4registered voters of the political subdivision, district, or
5division for which the nomination is made or 25 signatures,
6whichever is greater.
7    For purposes of this Section the number of primary electors
8shall be determined by taking the total vote cast, in the
9applicable district, for the candidate for that political party
10who received the highest number of votes, statewide, at the
11last general election in the State at which electors for
12President of the United States were elected. For political
13subdivisions, the number of primary electors shall be
14determined by taking the total vote cast for the candidate for
15that political party who received the highest number of votes
16in the political subdivision at the last regular election at
17which an officer was regularly scheduled to be elected from
18that subdivision. For wards or districts of political
19subdivisions, the number of primary electors shall be
20determined by taking the total vote cast for the candidate for
21that political party who received the highest number of votes
22in the ward or district at the last regular election at which
23an officer was regularly scheduled to be elected from that ward
24or district.
25    A "qualified primary elector" of a party may not sign
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1party.
2    The changes made to this Section of this amendatory Act of
3the 93rd General Assembly are declarative of existing law,
4except for item (3) of subsection (d).
5    Petitions of candidates for nomination for offices herein
6specified, to be filed with the same officer, may contain the
7names of 2 or more candidates of the same political party for
8the same or different offices. In the case of the offices of
9Governor and Lieutenant Governor, a joint petition including
10one candidate for each of those offices must be filed.
11(Source: P.A. 96-1018, eff. 1-1-11; 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)
 
12    (10 ILCS 5/7-11)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-11)
13    Sec. 7-11. Any candidate for President of the United States
14may have his name printed upon the primary ballot of his
15political party by filing in the office of the State Board of
16Elections not more than 113 and not less than 106 days prior to
17the date of the general primary, in any year in which a
18Presidential election is to be held, a petition signed by not
19less than 3000 or more than 5000 primary electors, members of
20and affiliated with the party of which he is a candidate, and
21no candidate for President of the United States, who fails to
22comply with the provisions of this Article shall have his name
23printed upon any primary ballot: Provided, however, that if the
24rules or policies of a national political party conflict with
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1United States in a presidential preference primary, the
2Chairperson Chairman of the State central committee of such
3national political party shall notify the State Board of
4Elections in writing, citing by reference the rules or policies
5of the national political party in conflict, and in such case
6the Board shall direct such petitions to be filed in accordance
7with the delegate selection plan adopted by the state central
8committee of such national political party. Provided, further,
9unless rules or policies of a national political party
10otherwise provide, the vote for President of the United States,
11as herein provided for, shall be for the sole purpose of
12securing an expression of the sentiment and will of the party
13voters with respect to candidates for nomination for said
14office, and the vote of the state at large shall be taken and
15considered as advisory to the delegates and alternates at large
16to the national conventions of respective political parties;
17and the vote of the respective congressional districts shall be
18taken and considered as advisory to the delegates and
19alternates of said congressional districts to the national
20conventions of the respective political parties.
21(Source: P.A. 96-1008, eff. 7-6-10; 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)
 
22    (10 ILCS 5/7-12)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-12)
23    Sec. 7-12. All petitions for nomination shall be filed by
24mail or in person as follows:
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1    congressional, or judicial office, or for any office a
2    nomination for which is made for a territorial division or
3    district which comprises more than one county or is partly
4    in one county and partly in another county or counties,
5    then, except as otherwise provided in this Section, such
6    petition for nomination shall be filed in the principal
7    office of the State Board of Elections not more than 113
8    and not less than 106 days prior to the date of the
9    primary, but, in the case of petitions for nomination to
10    fill a vacancy by special election in the office of
11    representative in Congress from this State, such petition
12    for nomination shall be filed in the principal office of
13    the State Board of Elections not more than 85 days and not
14    less than 82 days prior to the date of the primary.
15        Where a vacancy occurs in the office of Supreme,
16    Appellate or Circuit Court Judge within the 3-week period
17    preceding the 106th day before a general primary election,
18    petitions for nomination for the office in which the
19    vacancy has occurred shall be filed in the principal office
20    of the State Board of Elections not more than 92 nor less
21    than 85 days prior to the date of the general primary
22    election.
23        Where the nomination is to be made for delegates or
24    alternate delegates to a national nominating convention,
25    then such petition for nomination shall be filed in the
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1    than 113 and not less than 106 days prior to the date of
2    the primary; provided, however, that if the rules or
3    policies of a national political party conflict with such
4    requirements for filing petitions for nomination for
5    delegates or alternate delegates to a national nominating
6    convention, the chairperson chairman of the State central
7    committee of such national political party shall notify the
8    Board in writing, citing by reference the rules or policies
9    of the national political party in conflict, and in such
10    case the Board shall direct such petitions to be filed in
11    accordance with the delegate selection plan adopted by the
12    state central committee of such national political party.
13        (2) Where the nomination is to be made for a county
14    office or trustee of a sanitary district then such petition
15    shall be filed in the office of the county clerk not more
16    than 113 nor less than 106 days prior to the date of the
17    primary.
18        (3) Where the nomination is to be made for a municipal
19    or township office, such petitions for nomination shall be
20    filed in the office of the local election official, not
21    more than 99 nor less than 92 days prior to the date of the
22    primary; provided, where a municipality's or township's
23    boundaries are coextensive with or are entirely within the
24    jurisdiction of a municipal board of election
25    commissioners, the petitions shall be filed in the office
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1    of multi-township assessor shall be filed with the election
2    authority.
3        (4) The petitions of candidates for State central
4    committeeperson committeeman shall be filed in the
5    principal office of the State Board of Elections not more
6    than 113 nor less than 106 days prior to the date of the
7    primary.
8        (5) Petitions of candidates for precinct, township or
9    ward committeepersons committeemen shall be filed in the
10    office of the county clerk not more than 113 nor less than
11    106 days prior to the date of the primary.
12        (6) The State Board of Elections and the various
13    election authorities and local election officials with
14    whom such petitions for nominations are filed shall specify
15    the place where filings shall be made and upon receipt
16    shall endorse thereon the day and hour on which each
17    petition was filed. All petitions filed by persons waiting
18    in line as of 8:00 a.m. on the first day for filing, or as
19    of the normal opening hour of the office involved on such
20    day, shall be deemed filed as of 8:00 a.m. or the normal
21    opening hour, as the case may be. Petitions filed by mail
22    and received after midnight of the first day for filing and
23    in the first mail delivery or pickup of that day shall be
24    deemed as filed as of 8:00 a.m. of that day or as of the
25    normal opening hour of such day, as the case may be. All
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1    the order of actual receipt. However, 2 or more petitions
2    filed within the last hour of the filing deadline shall be
3    deemed filed simultaneously. Where 2 or more petitions are
4    received simultaneously, the State Board of Elections or
5    the various election authorities or local election
6    officials with whom such petitions are filed shall break
7    ties and determine the order of filing, by means of a
8    lottery or other fair and impartial method of random
9    selection approved by the State Board of Elections. Such
10    lottery shall be conducted within 9 days following the last
11    day for petition filing and shall be open to the public.
12    Seven days written notice of the time and place of
13    conducting such random selection shall be given by the
14    State Board of Elections to the chairperson chairman of the
15    State central committee of each established political
16    party, and by each election authority or local election
17    official, to the County Chairperson Chairman of each
18    established political party, and to each organization of
19    citizens within the election jurisdiction which was
20    entitled, under this Article, at the next preceding
21    election, to have pollwatchers present on the day of
22    election. The State Board of Elections, election authority
23    or local election official shall post in a conspicuous,
24    open and public place, at the entrance of the office,
25    notice of the time and place of such lottery. The State
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1    governing the procedures for the conduct of such lottery.
2    All candidates shall be certified in the order in which
3    their petitions have been filed. Where candidates have
4    filed simultaneously, they shall be certified in the order
5    determined by lot and prior to candidates who filed for the
6    same office at a later time.
7        (7) The State Board of Elections or the appropriate
8    election authority or local election official with whom
9    such a petition for nomination is filed shall notify the
10    person for whom a petition for nomination has been filed of
11    the obligation to file statements of organization, reports
12    of campaign contributions, and annual reports of campaign
13    contributions and expenditures under Article 9 of this Act.
14    Such notice shall be given in the manner prescribed by
15    paragraph (7) of Section 9-16 of this Code.
16        (8) Nomination papers filed under this Section are not
17    valid if the candidate named therein fails to file a
18    statement of economic interests as required by the Illinois
19    Governmental Ethics Act in relation to his candidacy with
20    the appropriate officer by the end of the period for the
21    filing of nomination papers unless he has filed a statement
22    of economic interests in relation to the same governmental
23    unit with that officer within a year preceding the date on
24    which such nomination papers were filed. If the nomination
25    papers of any candidate and the statement of economic
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1    with the same officer, the candidate must file with the
2    officer with whom the nomination papers are filed a receipt
3    from the officer with whom the statement of economic
4    interests is filed showing the date on which such statement
5    was filed. Such receipt shall be so filed not later than
6    the last day on which nomination papers may be filed.
7        (9) Any person for whom a petition for nomination, or
8    for committeeperson committeeman or for delegate or
9    alternate delegate to a national nominating convention has
10    been filed may cause his name to be withdrawn by request in
11    writing, signed by him and duly acknowledged before an
12    officer qualified to take acknowledgments of deeds, and
13    filed in the principal or permanent branch office of the
14    State Board of Elections or with the appropriate election
15    authority or local election official, not later than the
16    date of certification of candidates for the consolidated
17    primary or general primary ballot. No names so withdrawn
18    shall be certified or printed on the primary ballot. If
19    petitions for nomination have been filed for the same
20    person with respect to more than one political party, his
21    name shall not be certified nor printed on the primary
22    ballot of any party. If petitions for nomination have been
23    filed for the same person for 2 or more offices which are
24    incompatible so that the same person could not serve in
25    more than one of such offices if elected, that person must
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1    within the 5 business days following the last day for
2    petition filing. A candidate in a judicial election may
3    file petitions for nomination for only one vacancy in a
4    subcircuit and only one vacancy in a circuit in any one
5    filing period, and if petitions for nomination have been
6    filed for the same person for 2 or more vacancies in the
7    same circuit or subcircuit in the same filing period, his
8    or her name shall be certified only for the first vacancy
9    for which the petitions for nomination were filed. If he
10    fails to withdraw as a candidate for all but one of such
11    offices within such time his name shall not be certified,
12    nor printed on the primary ballot, for any office. For the
13    purpose of the foregoing provisions, an office in a
14    political party is not incompatible with any other office.
15        (10)(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other
16    statute, no primary shall be held for an established
17    political party in any township, municipality, or ward
18    thereof, where the nomination of such party for every
19    office to be voted upon by the electors of such township,
20    municipality, or ward thereof, is uncontested. Whenever a
21    political party's nomination of candidates is uncontested
22    as to one or more, but not all, of the offices to be voted
23    upon by the electors of a township, municipality, or ward
24    thereof, then a primary shall be held for that party in
25    such township, municipality, or ward thereof; provided
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1    within such township, municipality, or ward thereof, for
2    which the nomination is uncontested. For purposes of this
3    Article, the nomination of an established political party
4    of a candidate for election to an office shall be deemed to
5    be uncontested where not more than the number of persons to
6    be nominated have timely filed valid nomination papers
7    seeking the nomination of such party for election to such
8    office.
9        (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other
10    statute, no primary election shall be held for an
11    established political party for any special primary
12    election called for the purpose of filling a vacancy in the
13    office of representative in the United States Congress
14    where the nomination of such political party for said
15    office is uncontested. For the purposes of this Article,
16    the nomination of an established political party of a
17    candidate for election to said office shall be deemed to be
18    uncontested where not more than the number of persons to be
19    nominated have timely filed valid nomination papers
20    seeking the nomination of such established party for
21    election to said office. This subsection (b) shall not
22    apply if such primary election is conducted on a regularly
23    scheduled election day.
24        (c) Notwithstanding the provisions in subparagraph (a)
25    and (b) of this paragraph (10), whenever a person who has
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1    become a write-in candidate for a political party's
2    nomination for any office for which the nomination is
3    uncontested files a written statement or notice of that
4    intent with the State Board of Elections or the local
5    election official with whom nomination papers for such
6    office are filed, a primary ballot shall be prepared and a
7    primary shall be held for that office. Such statement or
8    notice shall be filed on or before the date established in
9    this Article for certifying candidates for the primary
10    ballot. Such statement or notice shall contain (i) the name
11    and address of the person intending to become a write-in
12    candidate, (ii) a statement that the person is a qualified
13    primary elector of the political party from whom the
14    nomination is sought, (iii) a statement that the person
15    intends to become a write-in candidate for the party's
16    nomination, and (iv) the office the person is seeking as a
17    write-in candidate. An election authority shall have no
18    duty to conduct a primary and prepare a primary ballot for
19    any office for which the nomination is uncontested unless a
20    statement or notice meeting the requirements of this
21    Section is filed in a timely manner.
22        (11) If multiple sets of nomination papers are filed
23    for a candidate to the same office, the State Board of
24    Elections, appropriate election authority or local
25    election official where the petitions are filed shall
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1    multiple petition filings and that the candidate has 3
2    business days after receipt of the notice to notify the
3    State Board of Elections, appropriate election authority
4    or local election official that he or she may cancel prior
5    sets of petitions. If the candidate notifies the State
6    Board of Elections, appropriate election authority or
7    local election official, the last set of petitions filed
8    shall be the only petitions to be considered valid by the
9    State Board of Elections, election authority or local
10    election official. If the candidate fails to notify the
11    State Board of Elections, election authority or local
12    election official then only the first set of petitions
13    filed shall be valid and all subsequent petitions shall be
14    void.
15        (12) All nominating petitions shall be available for
16    public inspection and shall be preserved for a period of
17    not less than 6 months.
18(Source: P.A. 99-221, eff. 7-31-15.)
 
19    (10 ILCS 5/7-13)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-13)
20    Sec. 7-13. The board of election commissioners in cities of
21500,000 or more population having such board, shall constitute
22an electoral board for the hearing and passing upon objections
23to nomination petitions for ward committeepersons
24committeemen.
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1clerk within 5 business days after the last day for filing
2nomination papers. The objection shall state the name and
3address of the objector, who may be any qualified elector in
4the ward, the specific grounds of objection and the relief
5requested of the electoral board. Upon the receipt of the
6objection, the county clerk shall forthwith transmit such
7objection and the petition of the candidate to the board of
8election commissioners. The board of election commissioners
9shall forthwith notify the objector and candidate objected to
10of the time and place for hearing hereon. After a hearing upon
11the validity of such objections, the board shall certify to the
12county clerk its decision stating whether or not the name of
13the candidate shall be printed on the ballot and the county
14clerk in his or her certificate to the board of election
15commissioners shall leave off of the certificate the name of
16the candidate for ward committeeperson committeeman that the
17election commissioners order not to be printed on the ballot.
18However, the decision of the board of election commissioners is
19subject to judicial review as provided in Section 10-10.1.
20    The county electoral board composed as provided in Section
2110-9 shall constitute an electoral board for the hearing and
22passing upon objections to nomination petitions for precinct
23and township committeepersons committeemen. Such objections
24shall be filed in the office of the county clerk within 5
25business days after the last day for filing nomination papers.
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1who may be any qualified elector in the precinct or in the
2township or part of a township that lies outside of a city
3having a population of 500,000 or more, the specific grounds of
4objection and the relief requested of the electoral board. Upon
5the receipt of the objection the county clerk shall forthwith
6transmit such objection and the petition of the candidate to
7the chairperson chairman of the county electoral board. The
8chairperson chairman of the county electoral board shall
9forthwith notify the objector, the candidate whose petition is
10objected to and the other members of the electoral board of the
11time and place for hearing thereon. After hearing upon the
12validity of such objections the board shall certify its
13decision to the county clerk stating whether or not the name of
14the candidate shall be printed on the ballot, and the county
15clerk, in his or her certificate to the board of election
16commissioners, shall leave off of the certificate the name of
17the candidate ordered by the board not to be printed on the
18ballot, and the county clerk shall also refrain from printing
19on the official primary ballot, the name of any candidate whose
20name has been ordered by the electoral board not to be printed
21on the ballot. However, the decision of the board is subject to
22judicial review as provided in Section 10-10.1.
23    In such proceedings the electoral boards have the same
24powers as other electoral boards under the provisions of
25Section 10-10 of this Act and their decisions are subject to
26judicial review under Section 10-10.1.

 

 

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1(Source: P.A. 96-1008, eff. 7-6-10.)
 
2    (10 ILCS 5/7-14.1)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-14.1)
3    Sec. 7-14.1. Delegates and alternate delegates to national
4nominating conventions shall be chosen according to one of the
5following alternative methods of allocating delegates for
6election. The State central committee of each political party
7established pursuant to this Article 7 shall certify to the
8State Board of Elections, not less than 30 days prior to the
9first date for filing of petitions for election as delegate or
10alternate delegate to a national nominating convention, which
11of the following alternatives it wishes to be utilized in
12allocating the delegates and alternate delegates to which
13Illinois will be entitled at its national nominating
14convention. The State Board of Elections shall meet promptly
15and, not less than 20 days prior to the first date for filing
16of such petitions, shall publish and certify to the county
17clerk in each county the number of delegates or alternate
18delegates to be elected from each congressional district or
19from the State at large or State convention of a political
20party, as the case may be, according to the method chosen by
21each State central committee. If a State central committee
22fails to certify to the State Board of Elections its choice of
23one of the following methods prior to the aforementioned
24meeting of the State Board of Elections, the State Board of
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1pursuant to whichever of the alternatives below was used by
2that political party pursuant to whichever of the alternatives
3below was used by that political party in the most recent year
4in which delegates were selected, subject to any subsequent
5amendments.
6    Prior to the aforementioned meeting of the State Board of
7Elections at which the Board shall publish and certify to the
8county clerk the number of delegates or alternate delegates to
9be elected from each congressional district or the State at
10large or State convention, the Secretary of State shall
11ascertain from the call of the national convention of each
12political party the number of delegates and alternate delegates
13to which Illinois will be entitled at the respective national
14nominating conventions. The Secretary of State shall report the
15number of delegates and alternate delegates to which Illinois
16will be entitled at the respective national nominating
17conventions to the State Board of Elections convened as
18aforesaid to be utilized by the State Board of Elections in
19calculating the number of delegates and alternates to be
20elected from each congressional district in the State at large
21or State convention, as the case may be.
22    Alternative A: The State Board of Elections shall allocate
23the number of delegates and alternate delegates to which the
24State is entitled among the congressional districts in the
25State.
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1entitled, 10, plus those remaining unallocated under paragraph
22, shall be delegates at large. The State central committee of
3the appropriate political party shall determine whether the
4delegates at large shall be (a) elected in the primary from the
5State at large, (b) selected by the State convention, or (c)
6chosen by a combination of these 2 methods. If the State
7central committee determines that all or a specified number of
8the delegates at large shall be elected in the primary, the
9committee shall file with the Board a report of such
10determination at the same time it certifies the alternative it
11wishes to use in allocating its delegates.
12    2. All delegates other than the delegates at large shall be
13elected from the congressional districts. Two delegates shall
14be allocated from this number to each district. After reserving
1510 delegates to be delegates at large and allocating 2
16delegates to each district, the Board shall allocate the
17remaining delegates to the congressional districts pursuant to
18the following formula:
19        (a) For each district, the number of remaining
20    delegates shall be multiplied by a fraction, the numerator
21    of which is the vote cast in the congressional district for
22    the party's nominee in the last Presidential election, and
23    the denominator of which is the vote cast in the State for
24    the party's nominee in the last Presidential election.
25        (b) The Board shall first allocate to each district a
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1    product resulting from the multiplication procedure in
2    subparagraph (a).
3        (c) The Board shall then allocate any remaining
4    delegates, one to each district, in the order of the
5    largest fractional remainder in the product resulting from
6    the multiplication procedure in subparagraph (a), omitting
7    those districts for which that product is less than 1.875.
8        (d) The Board shall then allocate any remaining
9    delegates, one to each district, in the order of the
10    largest fractional remainder in the product resulting from
11    the multiplication procedure in subparagraph (a), among
12    those districts for which that product is at least one but
13    less than 1.875.
14        (e) Any delegates remaining unallocated shall be
15    delegates at large and shall be selected as determined by
16    the State central committee under paragraph 1 of this
17    Alternative A.
18    3. The alternate delegates at large shall be allocated in
19the same manner as the delegates at large. The alternate
20delegates other than the alternate delegates at large shall be
21allocated in the same manner as the delegates other than the
22delegates at large.
23    Alternative B: the chairperson chairman of the State
24central committee shall file with the State Board of Elections
25a statement of the number of delegates and alternate delegates
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1and alternate delegates to be elected from congressional
2districts. The State Board of Elections shall allocate such
3number of delegates and alternate delegates, as the case may
4be, among the congressional districts in the State for election
5from the congressional districts.
6    The Board shall utilize the sum of 1/3 of each of the
7following formulae to determine the number of delegates and
8alternate delegates, as the case may be, to be elected from
9each congressional district:
10    (1) Formula 1 shall be determined by multiplying paragraphs
11(a), (b), and (c) together as follows:
12        (a) The fraction derived by dividing the population of
13    the district by the population of the State and adding to
14    that fraction the following: 1/2 of the fraction calculated
15    by dividing the total district vote for the party's
16    candidate in the most recent presidential election by the
17    total statewide vote for that candidate in that election,
18    plus 1/2 of the fraction calculated by dividing the total
19    district vote for the party's candidate in the second most
20    recent Presidential election by the total statewide vote
21    for that candidate in that election;
22        (b) 1/2;
23        (c) The number of delegates or alternate delegates, as
24    the case may be, to which the State is entitled at the
25    party's national nominating convention.
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1(a), (b), and (c) together as follows:
2        (a) The fraction calculated by dividing the total
3    numbers of votes in the district for the party's candidate
4    in the most recent Gubernatorial election by the total
5    statewide vote for that candidate in that election, plus,
6    the fraction calculated by dividing the total district vote
7    for the party's candidate in the most recent presidential
8    election by the total statewide vote for that candidate in
9    that election;
10        (b) 1/2;
11        (c) The number of delegates or alternate delegates, as
12    the case may be, to which the State is entitled at the
13    party's national nominating convention.
14    (3) Formula 3 shall be determined by multiplying paragraphs
15(a), (b), and (c) together as follows:
16        (a) 1/2 of the fraction calculated by dividing the
17    total district vote for the party's candidate in the most
18    recent presidential election by the total statewide vote
19    for that candidate in that election, plus 1/2 of the
20    fraction calculated by dividing the total district vote for
21    the party's candidate in the second most recent
22    presidential election by the total statewide vote for that
23    candidate in that election. This sum shall be added to the
24    fraction calculated by dividing the total voter
25    registration of the party in the district by the total
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1    1 of the year prior to the year in which the national
2    nominating convention is held;
3        (b) 1/2;
4        (c) The number of delegates or alternate delegates, as
5    the case may be, to which the State is entitled at the
6    party's national nominating convention.
7    Fractional numbers of delegates and alternate delegates
8shall be rounded upward in rank order to the next whole number,
9largest fraction first, until the total number of delegates and
10alternate delegates, respectively, to be so chosen have been
11allocated.
12    The remainder of the delegates and alternate delegates
13shall be selected as determined by the State central committee
14of the party and shall be certified to the State Board of
15Elections by the chairperson chairman of the State central
16committee.
17    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein,
18with respect to all aspects of the selection of delegates and
19alternate delegates to a national nominating convention under
20Alternative B, this Code shall be superseded by the delegate
21selection rules and policies of the national political party
22including, but not limited to, the development of an
23affirmative action plan.
24(Source: P.A. 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
 
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1    Sec. 7-17. Candidate ballot name procedures.
2    (a) Each election authority in each county shall cause to
3be printed upon the general primary ballot of each party for
4each precinct in his jurisdiction the name of each candidate
5whose petition for nomination or for committeeperson
6committeeman has been filed in the office of the county clerk,
7as herein provided; and also the name of each candidate whose
8name has been certified to his office by the State Board of
9Elections, and in the order so certified, except as hereinafter
10provided.
11    It shall be the duty of the election authority to cause to
12be printed upon the consolidated primary ballot of each
13political party for each precinct in his jurisdiction the name
14of each candidate whose name has been certified to him, as
15herein provided and which is to be voted for in such precinct.
16    (b) In the designation of the name of a candidate on the
17primary ballot the candidate's given name or names, initial or
18initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly known,
19or a combination thereof, may be used in addition to the
20candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her
21name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in
22Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
23last day for filing the petition for nomination, nomination
24papers, or certificate of nomination for that office, whichever
25is applicable, then (i) the candidate's name on the primary
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1names during the 3-year period) until name changed on (list
2date of each such name change)" and (ii) the petition, papers,
3or certificate must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit
4stating the candidate's previous names during the period
5specified in (i) and the date or dates each of those names was
6changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be grounds
7for denying certification of the candidate's name for the
8ballot or removing the candidate's name from the ballot, as
9appropriate, but these requirements do not apply to name
10changes resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's
11or parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or
12dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of
13marriage to assume a former surname. No other designation such
14as a political slogan, title, or degree, or nickname suggesting
15or implying possession of a title, degree or professional
16status, or similar information may be used in connection with
17the candidate's surname. For purposes of this Section, a
18"political slogan" is defined as any word or words expressing
19or connoting a position, opinion, or belief that the candidate
20may espouse, including but not limited to, any word or words
21conveying any meaning other than that of the personal identity
22of the candidate. A candidate may not use a political slogan as
23part of his or her name on the ballot, notwithstanding that the
24political slogan may be part of the candidate's name.
25    (c) The State Board of Elections, a local election
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1name designation from a ballot that is inconsistent with
2subsection (b) of this Section. In addition, the State Board of
3Elections, a local election official, or an election authority
4shall not certify to any election authority any candidate name
5designation that is inconsistent with subsection (b) of this
6Section.
7    (d) If the State Board of Elections, a local election
8official, or an election authority removes a candidate's name
9designation from a ballot under subsection (c) of this Section,
10then the aggrieved candidate may seek appropriate relief in
11circuit court.
12(Source: P.A. 93-574, eff. 8-21-03; 94-1090, eff. 6-1-07.)
 
13    (10 ILCS 5/7-19)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-19)
14    Sec. 7-19. The primary ballot of each political party for
15each precinct shall be arranged and printed substantially in
16the manner following:
17    1. Designating words. At the top of the ballot shall be
18printed in large capital letters, words designating the ballot,
19if a Republican ballot, the designating words shall be:
20"REPUBLICAN PRIMARY BALLOT"; if a Democratic ballot the
21designating words shall be: "DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY BALLOT"; and in
22like manner for each political party.
23    2. Order of Names, Directions to Voters, etc. Beginning not
24less than one inch below designating words, the name of each
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1names may be printed on the ballot either in a single column or
2in 2 or more columns and in the following order, to-wit:
3    President of the United States, State offices,
4congressional offices, delegates and alternate delegates to be
5elected from the State at large to National nominating
6conventions, delegates and alternate delegates to be elected
7from congressional districts to National nominating
8conventions, member or members of the State central committee,
9trustees of sanitary districts, county offices, judicial
10officers, city, village and incorporated town offices, town
11offices, or of such of the said offices as candidates are to be
12nominated for at such primary, and precinct, township or ward
13committeepersons committeemen. If two or more columns are used,
14the foregoing offices to and including member of the State
15central committee shall be listed in the left-hand column and
16Senatorial offices, as defined in Section 8-3, shall be the
17first offices listed in the second column.
18    Below the name of each office shall be printed in small
19letters the directions to voters: "Vote for one"; "Vote for not
20more than two"; "Vote for not more than three". If no candidate
21or candidates file for an office and if no person or persons
22file a declaration as a write-in candidate for that office,
23then below the title of that office the election authority
24instead shall print "No Candidate".
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1appear either (a) the name of the candidate's preference for
2President of the United States or the word "uncommitted" or (b)
3no official designation, depending upon the action taken by the
4State central committee pursuant to Section 7-10.3 of this Act.
5    Below the name of each office shall be printed in capital
6letters the names of all candidates, arranged in the order in
7which their petitions for nominations were filed, except as
8otherwise provided in Sections 7-14 and 7-17 of this Article.
9Opposite and in front of the name of each candidate shall be
10printed a square and all squares upon the primary ballot shall
11be of uniform size. The names of each team of candidates for
12Governor and Lieutenant Governor, however, shall be printed
13within a bracket, and a single square shall be printed in front
14of the bracket. Spaces between the names of candidates under
15each office shall be uniform and sufficient spaces shall
16separate the names of candidates for one office from the names
17of candidates for another office, to avoid confusion and to
18permit the writing in of the names of other candidates.
19    Where voting machines or electronic voting systems are
20used, the provisions of this Section may be modified as
21required or authorized by Article 24 or Article 24A, whichever
22is applicable.
23(Source: P.A. 95-862, eff. 8-19-08; 96-1018, eff. 1-1-11.)
 
24    (10 ILCS 5/7-25)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-25)
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1participating in the primary election shall be substantially in
2the following form:
3    "Tally sheet for ....(name of political party) for the ....
4precinct, in the county of .... for a primary held on the ....
5day of .... A.D. ....."
6    The names of candidates for nomination and for State
7central committeepersons committeemen, township, and precinct
8and ward committeepersons committeemen, and delegates and
9alternate delegates to National nominating conventions, shall
10be placed on the tally sheets of each political party by the
11primary judges, in the order in which they appear on the
12ballot.
13(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1450.)
 
14    (10 ILCS 5/7-34)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-34)
15    Sec. 7-34. Pollwatchers in a primary election shall be
16authorized in the following manner:
17    (1) Each established political party shall be entitled to
18appoint one pollwatcher per precinct. Such pollwatchers must be
19affiliated with the political party for which they are
20pollwatching and must be a registered voter in Illinois.
21    (2) Each candidate shall be entitled to appoint two
22pollwatchers per precinct. For Federal, State, county,
23township, and municipal primary elections, the pollwatchers
24must be registered to vote in Illinois.
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1political subdivision, which has among its purposes or
2interests the investigation or prosecution of election frauds,
3and which shall have registered its name and address and the
4names and addresses of its principal officers with the proper
5election authority at least 40 days before the primary
6election, shall be entitled to appoint one pollwatcher per
7precinct. For all primary elections, the pollwatcher must be
8registered to vote in Illinois.
9    (3.5) Each State nonpartisan civic organization within the
10county or political subdivision shall be entitled to appoint
11one pollwatcher per precinct, provided that no more than 2
12pollwatchers appointed by State nonpartisan civic
13organizations shall be present in a precinct polling place at
14the same time. Each organization shall have registered the
15names and addresses of its principal officers with the proper
16election authority at least 40 days before the primary
17election. The pollwatchers must be registered to vote in
18Illinois. For the purpose of this paragraph, a "State
19nonpartisan civic organization" means any corporation,
20unincorporated association, or organization that:
21        (i) as part of its written articles of incorporation,
22    bylaws, or charter or by separate written declaration, has
23    among its stated purposes the provision of voter
24    information and education, the protection of individual
25    voters' rights, and the promotion of free and equal
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1        (ii) is organized or primarily conducts its activities
2    within the State of Illinois; and
3        (iii) continuously maintains an office or business
4    location within the State of Illinois, together with a
5    current listed telephone number (a post office box number
6    without a current listed telephone number is not
7    sufficient).
8    (4) Each organized group of proponents or opponents of a
9ballot proposition, which shall have registered the name and
10address of its organization or committee and the name and
11address of its chairperson chairman with the proper election
12authority at least 40 days before the primary election, shall
13be entitled to appoint one pollwatcher per precinct. The
14pollwatcher must be registered to vote in Illinois.
15    (5) In any primary election held to nominate candidates for
16the offices of a municipality of less than 3,000,000 population
17that is situated in 2 or more counties, a pollwatcher who is a
18resident of a county in which any part of the municipality is
19situated shall be eligible to serve as a pollwatcher in any
20polling place located within such municipality, provided that
21such pollwatcher otherwise complies with the respective
22requirements of subsections (1) through (4) of this Section and
23is a registered voter whose residence is within Illinois.
24    All pollwatchers shall be required to have proper
25credentials. Such credentials shall be printed in sufficient
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1signature(s) of the election authority and shall be available
2for distribution at least 2 weeks prior to the election. Such
3credentials shall be authorized by the real or facsimile
4signature of the State or local party official or the candidate
5or the presiding officer of the civic organization or the
6chairperson chairman of the proponent or opponent group, as the
7case may be.
8    Pollwatcher credentials shall be in substantially the
9following form:
 
10
POLLWATCHER CREDENTIALS
11TO THE JUDGES OF ELECTION:
12    In accordance with the provisions of the Election Code, the
13undersigned hereby appoints ........... (name of pollwatcher)
14at .......... (address) in the county of ...........,
15.......... (township or municipality) of ........... (name),
16State of Illinois and who is duly registered to vote from this
17address, to act as a pollwatcher in the ........... precinct of
18the .......... ward (if applicable) of the ...........
19(township or municipality) of ........... at the ...........
20election to be held on (insert date).
21........................  (Signature of Appointing Authority)
22........................  TITLE  (party official,  candidate,
23                                civic organization president,
24                        proponent or opponent group 
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1    Under penalties provided by law pursuant to Section 29-10
2of the Election Code, the undersigned pollwatcher certifies
3that he or she resides at .............. (address) in the
4county of ........., ......... (township or municipality) of
5.......... (name), State of Illinois, and is duly registered to
6vote in Illinois.
7...........................        ..........................
8(Precinct and/or Ward in           (Signature of Pollwatcher)
9Which Pollwatcher Resides)
 
10    Pollwatchers must present their credentials to the Judges
11of Election upon entering the polling place. Pollwatcher
12credentials properly executed and signed shall be proof of the
13qualifications of the pollwatcher authorized thereby. Such
14credentials are retained by the Judges and returned to the
15Election Authority at the end of the day of election with the
16other election materials. Once a pollwatcher has surrendered a
17valid credential, he may leave and reenter the polling place
18provided that such continuing action does not disrupt the
19conduct of the election. Pollwatchers may be substituted during
20the course of the day, but established political parties,
21candidates, qualified civic organizations and proponents and
22opponents of a ballot proposition can have only as many
23pollwatchers at any given time as are authorized in this
24Article. A substitute must present his signed credential to the
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1authorities must provide a sufficient number of credentials to
2allow for substitution of pollwatchers. After the polls have
3closed, pollwatchers shall be allowed to remain until the
4canvass of votes is completed; but may leave and reenter only
5in cases of necessity, provided that such action is not so
6continuous as to disrupt the canvass of votes.
7    Candidates seeking office in a district or municipality
8encompassing 2 or more counties shall be admitted to any and
9all polling places throughout such district or municipality
10without regard to the counties in which such candidates are
11registered to vote. Actions of such candidates shall be
12governed in each polling place by the same privileges and
13limitations that apply to pollwatchers as provided in this
14Section. Any such candidate who engages in an activity in a
15polling place which could reasonably be construed by a majority
16of the judges of election as campaign activity shall be removed
17forthwith from such polling place.
18    Candidates seeking office in a district or municipality
19encompassing 2 or more counties who desire to be admitted to
20polling places on election day in such district or municipality
21shall be required to have proper credentials. Such credentials
22shall be printed in sufficient quantities, shall be issued by
23and under the facsimile signature of the election authority of
24the election jurisdiction where the polling place in which the
25candidate seeks admittance is located, and shall be available
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1credentials shall be signed by the candidate.
2    Candidate credentials shall be in substantially the
3following form:
 
4
CANDIDATE CREDENTIALS
5    TO THE JUDGES OF ELECTION:
6    In accordance with the provisions of the Election Code, I
7...... (name of candidate) hereby certify that I am a candidate
8for ....... (name of office) and seek admittance to .......
9precinct of the ....... ward (if applicable) of the .......
10(township or municipality) of ....... at the ....... election
11to be held on (insert date).
12.........................             .......................
13(Signature of Candidate)              OFFICE FOR WHICH
14                                      CANDIDATE SEEKS
15                                      NOMINATION OR
16                                      ELECTION
 
17    Pollwatchers shall be permitted to observe all proceedings
18and view all reasonably requested records relating to the
19conduct of the election, provided the secrecy of the ballot is
20not impinged, and to station themselves in a position in the
21voting room as will enable them to observe the judges making
22the signature comparison between the voter application and the
23voter registration record card; provided, however, that such
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1such close proximity to the judges of election so as to
2interfere with the orderly conduct of the election and shall
3not, in any event, be permitted to handle election materials.
4Pollwatchers may challenge for cause the voting qualifications
5of a person offering to vote and may call to the attention of
6the judges of election any incorrect procedure or apparent
7violations of this Code.
8    If a majority of the judges of election determine that the
9polling place has become too overcrowded with pollwatchers so
10as to interfere with the orderly conduct of the election, the
11judges shall, by lot, limit such pollwatchers to a reasonable
12number, except that each candidate and each established or new
13political party shall be permitted to have at least one
14pollwatcher present.
15    Representatives of an election authority, with regard to an
16election under its jurisdiction, the State Board of Elections,
17and law enforcement agencies, including but not limited to a
18United States Attorney, a State's attorney, the Attorney
19General, and a State, county, or local police department, in
20the performance of their official election duties, shall be
21permitted at all times to enter and remain in the polling
22place. Upon entering the polling place, such representatives
23shall display their official credentials or other
24identification to the judges of election.
25    Uniformed police officers assigned to polling place duty
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1    The provisions of this Section shall also apply to
2supervised casting of vote by mail ballots as provided in
3Section 19-12.2 of this Act.
4(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15.)
 
5    (10 ILCS 5/7-46)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-46)
6    Sec. 7-46. On receiving from the primary judges a primary
7ballot of his party, the primary elector shall forthwith and
8without leaving the polling place, retire alone to one of the
9voting booths and prepare such primary ballot by marking a
10cross (X) in the square in front of and opposite the name of
11each candidate of his choice for each office to be filled, and
12for delegates and alternate delegates to national nominating
13conventions, and for committeepersons committeemen, if
14committeepersons committeemen are being elected at such
15primary. A cross (X) in the square in front of the bracket
16enclosing the names of a team of candidates for Governor and
17Lieutenant Governor counts as one vote for each of those
18candidates.
19    Any primary elector may, instead of voting for any
20candidate for nomination or for committeeperson committeeman
21or for delegate or alternate delegate to national nominating
22conventions, whose name is printed on the primary ballot, write
23in the name of any other person affiliated with such party as a
24candidate for the nomination for any office, or for
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1delegates to national nominating conventions, and indicate his
2choice of such candidate or committeeperson committeeman or
3delegate or alternate delegate, by placing to the left of and
4opposite the name thus written a square and placing in the
5square a cross (X). A primary elector, however, may not by this
6method vote separately for Governor and Lieutenant Governor but
7must write in the names of candidates of his or her choice for
8both offices and indicate his or her choice of those names by
9placing a single square to the left of those names and placing
10in that square a cross (X).
11    Where voting machines or electronic voting systems are
12used, the provisions of this section may be modified as
13required or authorized by Article 24 or Article 24A, whichever
14is applicable.
15(Source: P.A. 96-1018, eff. 1-1-11.)
 
16    (10 ILCS 5/7-51)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-51)
17    Sec. 7-51. If the primary elector marks more names upon the
18primary ballot than there are persons to be nominated as
19candidates for an office, or for State central committeepersons
20committeemen, or precinct committeepersons committeemen, or
21township committeepersons committeemen, or ward
22committeepersons committeemen, or delegates or alternate
23delegates to National nominating conventions, or if for any
24reason it is impossible to determine the primary elector's
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1committeeperson committeeman, or delegate, his primary ballot
2shall not be counted for the nomination for such office or
3committeeperson committeeman.
4    No primary ballot, without the endorsement of the judge's
5initials thereon, shall be counted.
6    No judge shall omit to endorse his initials on a primary
7ballot, as required by this Article, nor shall any person not
8authorized so to do initial a primary ballot knowing that he is
9not so authorized.
10    Primary ballots not counted shall be marked "defective" on
11the back thereof; and primary ballots to which objections have
12been made by either of the primary judges or challengers shall
13be marked "objected to" on the back thereof; and a memorandum,
14signed by the primary judges, stating how it was counted, shall
15be written on the back of each primary ballot so marked; and
16all primary ballots marked "defective" or "objected to" shall
17be enclosed in an envelope and securely sealed, and so marked
18and endorsed as to clearly disclose its contents. The envelope
19to be used for enclosing ballots marked "defective" or
20"objected to" shall bear upon its face, in not less than 1 1/2
21inch type, the legend: "This envelope is for use after 6:00
22P.M. only." The envelope to be used for enclosing ballots
23spoiled by voters while attempting to vote shall bear upon its
24face, in not less than 1 1/2 inch type, the legend: "This
25envelope is for use before 6:00 P.M. only."
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1spoiled by voters while attempting to vote, shall be returned
2to the proper election authority by the primary judges, and a
3receipt taken therefor, and shall be preserved 2 months. Such
4official shall keep a record of the number of primary ballots
5delivered for each polling place, and he or they shall also
6enter upon such record the number and character of primary
7ballots returned, with the time when and the persons by whom
8they are returned.
9(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)
 
10    (10 ILCS 5/7-53)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-53)
11    Sec. 7-53. As soon as the ballots of a political party
12shall have been read and the votes of the political party
13counted, as provided in the last above section, the 3 judges in
14charge of the tally sheets shall foot up the tally sheets so as
15to show the total number of votes cast for each candidate of
16the political party and for each candidate for State Central
17committeeperson committeeman and precinct committeeperson
18committeeman, township committeeperson committeeman or ward
19committeeperson committeeman, and delegate and alternate
20delegate to National nominating conventions, and certify the
21same to be correct. Thereupon, the primary judges shall set
22down in a certificate of results on the tally sheet, under the
23name of the political party, the name of each candidate voted
24for upon the primary ballot, written at full length, the name
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1committeeperson committeeman, or delegate or alternate
2delegate to National nominating conventions, the total number
3of votes which the candidate received, and they shall also set
4down the total number of ballots voted by the primary electors
5of the political party in the precinct. The certificate of
6results shall be made substantially in the following form:
7
................ Party
8    At the primary election held in the .... precinct of the
9(1) *township of ...., or (2) *City of ...., or (3) *.... ward
10in the city of .... on (insert date), the primary electors of
11the .... party voted .... ballots, and the respective
12candidates whose names were written or printed on the primary
13ballot of the .... party, received respectively the following
14votes:
15Name ofNo. of
16Candidate,Title of Office,Votes
17John JonesGovernor100
18Jane James Lieutenant Governor 100
19Sam SmithGovernor70
20Samantha Smythe Lieutenant Governor 70
21Frank MartinAttorney General150
22William PrestonRep. in Congress200
23Frederick JohnCircuit Judge50
24    *Fill in either (1), (2) or (3).
25    And so on for each candidate.
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1correct.
2    Dated (insert date).
3
...................................
4
Name
                       
Address
5
...................................
6
Name
                       
Address
7
...................................
8
Name
                       
Address
9
...................................
10
Name
                       
Address
11
...................................
12
Name
                       
Address
13
Judges of Primary
          
 
14    Where voting machines or electronic voting systems are
15used, the provisions of this Section may be modified as
16required or authorized by Article 24 and Article 24A, whichever
17is applicable.
18(Source: P.A. 96-1018, eff. 1-1-11.)
 
19    (10 ILCS 5/7-55)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-55)
20    Sec. 7-55. The primary poll books or the official poll
21record, and the tally sheets with the certificates of the
22primary judges written thereon, together with the envelopes
23containing the ballots, including the envelope containing the
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1enveloped and sealed up together, properly endorsed, and the
2primary judges shall elect 2 judges (one from each of the major
3political parties), who shall immediately deliver the same to
4the clerk from whom the primary ballots were obtained, which
5clerk shall safely keep the same for 2 months, and thereafter
6shall safely keep the poll books until the next primary. Each
7election authority shall keep the office of the election
8authority, or any receiving stations designated by such
9authority, open for at least 12 consecutive hours after the
10polls close, or until the judges of each precinct under the
11jurisdiction of the election authority have delivered to the
12election authority all the above materials sealed up together
13and properly endorsed as provided herein. Materials delivered
14to the election authority which are not in the condition
15required by this Section shall not be accepted by the election
16authority until the judges delivering the same make and sign
17the necessary corrections. Upon acceptance of the materials by
18the election authority, the judges delivering the same shall
19take a receipt signed by the election authority and stamped
20with the time and date of such delivery. The election judges
21whose duty it is to deliver any materials as above provided
22shall, in the event such materials cannot be found when needed,
23on proper request, produce the receipt which they are to take
24as above provided.
25    The county clerk or board of election commissioners shall
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1the two largest political parties.
2    Where voting machines or electronic voting systems are
3used, the provisions of this section may be modified as
4required or authorized by Article 24 and Article 24A, whichever
5is applicable.
6(Source: P.A. 83-764.)
 
7    (10 ILCS 5/7-56)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-56)
8    Sec. 7-56. As soon as complete returns are delivered to the
9proper election authority, the returns shall be canvassed for
10all primary elections as follows. The election authority acting
11as the canvassing board pursuant to Section 1-8 of this Code
12shall also open and canvass the returns of a primary. Upon the
13completion of the canvass of the returns by the election
14authority, the election authority shall make a tabulated
15statement of the returns for each political party separately,
16stating in appropriate columns and under proper headings, the
17total number of votes cast in said county for each candidate
18for nomination or election by said party, including candidates
19for President of the United States and for State central
20committeepersons committeemen, and for delegates and alternate
21delegates to National nominating conventions, and for precinct
22committeepersons committeemen, township committeepersons
23committeemen, and for ward committeepersons committeemen.
24Within 2 days after the completion of said canvass by the
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1Board of Elections a certified copy of such tabulated statement
2of returns. The election authority shall also determine and set
3down as to each precinct the number of ballots voted by the
4primary electors of each party at the primary.
5    In the case of the nomination or election of candidates for
6offices, including President of the United States and the State
7central committeepersons committeemen, and delegates and
8alternate delegates to National nominating conventions,
9certified tabulated statement of returns for which are filed
10with the State Board of Elections, said returns shall be
11canvassed by the election authority. And, provided, further,
12that within 5 days after said returns shall be canvassed by the
13said Board, the Board shall cause to be published in one daily
14newspaper of general circulation at the seat of the State
15government in Springfield a certified statement of the returns
16filed in its office, showing the total vote cast in the State
17for each candidate of each political party for President of the
18United States, and showing the total vote for each candidate of
19each political party for President of the United States, cast
20in each of the several congressional districts in the State.
21    Within 48 hours of conducting a canvass, as required by
22this Code, of the consolidated primary, the election authority
23shall deliver an original certificate of results to each local
24election official, with respect to whose political
25subdivisions nominations were made at such primary, for each
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1the ballot. Such original certificate of results need not
2include any offices or nominations for any other political
3subdivisions.
4(Source: P.A. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05; 94-647, eff. 1-1-06;
595-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
 
6    (10 ILCS 5/7-58)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-58)
7    Sec. 7-58. Each county clerk or board of election
8commissioners shall, upon completion of the canvassing of the
9returns, make and transmit to the State Board of Elections and
10to each election authority whose duty it is to print the
11official ballot for the election for which the nomination is
12made a proclamation of the results of the primary. The
13proclamation shall state the name of each candidate of each
14political party so nominated or elected, as shown by the
15returns, together with the name of the office for which he or
16she was nominated or elected, including precinct, township and
17ward committeepersons committeemen, and including in the case
18of the State Board of Elections, candidates for State central
19committeepersons committeemen, and delegates and alternate
20delegates to National nominating conventions. If a notice of
21contest is filed, the election authority shall, within one
22business day after receiving a certified copy of the court's
23judgment or order, amend its proclamation accordingly and
24proceed to file an amended proclamation with the appropriate
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1    The State Board of Elections shall issue a certificate of
2election to each of the persons shown by the returns and the
3proclamation thereof to be elected State central
4committeepersons committeemen, and delegates and alternate
5delegates to National nomination conventions; and the county
6clerk shall issue a certificate of election to each person
7shown by the returns to be elected precinct, township or ward
8committeeperson committeeman. The certificate issued to such
9precinct committeeperson committeeman shall state the number
10of ballots voted in his or her precinct by the primary electors
11of his or her party at the primary at which he or she was
12elected. The certificate issued to such township
13committeeperson committeeman shall state the number of ballots
14voted in his or her township or part of a township, as the case
15may be, by the primary electors of his or her party at the
16primary at which he or she was elected. The certificate issued
17to such ward committeeperson committeeman shall state the
18number of ballots voted in his or her ward by the primary
19electors of his or her party at the primary at which he or she
20was elected.
21(Source: P.A. 94-647, eff. 1-1-06.)
 
22    (10 ILCS 5/7-59)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-59)
23    Sec. 7-59. (a) The person receiving the highest number of
24votes at a primary as a candidate of a party for the nomination
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1office, and his name as such candidate shall be placed on the
2official ballot at the election then next ensuing; provided,
3that where there are two or more persons to be nominated for
4the same office or board, the requisite number of persons
5receiving the highest number of votes shall be nominated and
6their names shall be placed on the official ballot at the
7following election.
8    Except as otherwise provided by Section 7-8 of this Act,
9the person receiving the highest number of votes of his party
10for State central committeeperson committeeman of his
11congressional district shall be declared elected State central
12committeeperson committeeman from said congressional district.
13    Unless a national political party specifies that delegates
14and alternate delegates to a National nominating convention be
15allocated by proportional selection representation according
16to the results of a Presidential preference primary, the
17requisite number of persons receiving the highest number of
18votes of their party for delegates and alternate delegates to
19National nominating conventions from the State at large, and
20the requisite number of persons receiving the highest number of
21votes of their party for delegates and alternate delegates to
22National nominating conventions in their respective
23congressional districts shall be declared elected delegates
24and alternate delegates to the National nominating conventions
25of their party.
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1Central Committee by Alternative B under paragraph (a) of
2Section 7-8 shall select its congressional district delegates
3and alternate delegates to its national nominating convention
4by proportional selection representation according to the
5results of a Presidential preference primary in each
6congressional district in the manner provided by the rules of
7the national political party and the State Central Committee,
8when the rules and policies of the national political party so
9require.
10    A political party which elects the members to its State
11Central Committee by Alternative B under paragraph (a) of
12Section 7-8 shall select its at large delegates and alternate
13delegates to its national nominating convention by
14proportional selection representation according to the results
15of a Presidential preference primary in the whole State in the
16manner provided by the rules of the national political party
17and the State Central Committee, when the rules and policies of
18the national political party so require.
19    The person receiving the highest number of votes of his
20party for precinct committeeperson committeeman of his
21precinct shall be declared elected precinct committeeperson
22committeeman from said precinct.
23    The person receiving the highest number of votes of his
24party for township committeeperson committeeman of his
25township or part of a township as the case may be, shall be
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1said township or part of a township as the case may be. In
2cities where ward committeepersons committeemen are elected,
3the person receiving the highest number of votes of his party
4for ward committeeperson committeeman of his ward shall be
5declared elected ward committeeperson committeeman from said
6ward.
7    When two or more persons receive an equal and the highest
8number of votes for the nomination for the same office or for
9committeeperson committeeman of the same political party, or
10where more than one person of the same political party is to be
11nominated as a candidate for office or committeeperson
12committeeman, if it appears that more than the number of
13persons to be nominated for an office or elected
14committeeperson committeeman have the highest and an equal
15number of votes for the nomination for the same office or for
16election as committeeperson committeeman, the election
17authority by which the returns of the primary are canvassed
18shall decide by lot which of said persons shall be nominated or
19elected, as the case may be. In such case the election
20authority shall issue notice in writing to such persons of such
21tie vote stating therein the place, the day (which shall not be
22more than 5 days thereafter) and the hour when such nomination
23or election shall be so determined.
24    (b) Write-in votes shall be counted only for persons who
25have filed notarized declarations of intent to be write-in
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1not later than 61 days prior to the primary. However, whenever
2an objection to a candidate's nominating papers or petitions
3for any office is sustained under Section 10-10 after the 61st
4day before the election, then write-in votes shall be counted
5for that candidate if he or she has filed a notarized
6declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for that
7office with the proper election authority or authorities not
8later than 7 days prior to the election.
9    Forms for the declaration of intent to be a write-in
10candidate shall be supplied by the election authorities. Such
11declaration shall specify the office for which the person seeks
12nomination or election as a write-in candidate.
13    The election authority or authorities shall deliver a list
14of all persons who have filed such declarations to the election
15judges in the appropriate precincts prior to the primary.
16    (c) (1) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this
17Section, where the number of candidates whose names have been
18printed on a party's ballot for nomination for or election to
19an office at a primary is less than the number of persons the
20party is entitled to nominate for or elect to the office at the
21primary, a person whose name was not printed on the party's
22primary ballot as a candidate for nomination for or election to
23the office, is not nominated for or elected to that office as a
24result of a write-in vote at the primary unless the number of
25votes he received equals or exceeds the number of signatures
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1unless the number of votes he receives exceeds the number of
2votes received by at least one of the candidates whose names
3were printed on the primary ballot for nomination for or
4election to the same office.
5    (2) Paragraph (1) of this subsection does not apply where
6the number of candidates whose names have been printed on the
7party's ballot for nomination for or election to the office at
8the primary equals or exceeds the number of persons the party
9is entitled to nominate for or elect to the office at the
10primary.
11(Source: P.A. 94-647, eff. 1-1-06; 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)
 
12    (10 ILCS 5/7-60)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-60)
13    Sec. 7-60. Not less than 74 days before the date of the
14general election, the State Board of Elections shall certify to
15the county clerks the names of each of the candidates who have
16been nominated as shown by the proclamation of the State Board
17of Elections as a canvassing board or who have been nominated
18to fill a vacancy in nomination and direct the election
19authority to place upon the official ballot for the general
20election the names of such candidates in the same manner and in
21the same order as shown upon the certification, except as
22otherwise provided in this Section.
23    Not less than 68 days before the date of the general
24election, each county clerk shall certify the names of each of
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1shown by the proclamation of the county election authority or
2who have been nominated to fill a vacancy in nomination and
3declare that the names of such candidates for the respective
4offices shall be placed upon the official ballot for the
5general election in the same manner and in the same order as
6shown upon the certification, except as otherwise provided by
7this Section. Each county clerk shall place a copy of the
8certification on file in his or her office and at the same time
9issue to the State Board of Elections a copy of such
10certification. In addition, each county clerk in whose county
11there is a board of election commissioners shall, not less than
1268 days before the date of the general election, issue to such
13board a copy of the certification that has been filed in the
14county clerk's office, together with a copy of the
15certification that has been issued to the clerk by the State
16Board of Elections, with directions to the board of election
17commissioners to place upon the official ballot for the general
18election in that election jurisdiction the names of all
19candidates that are listed on such certifications, in the same
20manner and in the same order as shown upon such certifications,
21except as otherwise provided in this Section.
22    Whenever there are two or more persons nominated by the
23same political party for multiple offices for any board, the
24name of the candidate of such party receiving the highest
25number of votes in the primary election as a candidate for such
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1primary, shall be certified first under the name of such
2offices, and the names of the remaining candidates of such
3party for such offices shall follow in the order of the number
4of votes received by them respectively at the primary election
5as shown by the official election results.
6    No person who is shown by the final proclamation to have
7been nominated or elected at the primary as a write-in
8candidate shall have his or her name certified unless such
9person shall have filed with the certifying office or board
10within 10 days after the election authority's proclamation a
11statement of candidacy pursuant to Section 7-10, a statement
12pursuant to Section 7-10.1, and a receipt for the filing of a
13statement of economic interests in relation to the unit of
14government to which he or she has been elected or nominated.
15    Each county clerk and board of election commissioners shall
16determine by a fair and impartial method of random selection
17the order of placement of established political party
18candidates for the general election ballot. Such determination
19shall be made within 30 days following the canvass and
20proclamation of the results of the general primary in the
21office of the county clerk or board of election commissioners
22and shall be open to the public. Seven days written notice of
23the time and place of conducting such random selection shall be
24given, by each such election authority, to the County
25Chairperson Chairman of each established political party, and
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1jurisdiction which was entitled, under this Article, at the
2next preceding election, to have pollwatchers present on the
3day of election. Each election authority shall post in a
4conspicuous, open and public place, at the entrance of the
5election authority office, notice of the time and place of such
6lottery. However, a board of election commissioners may elect
7to place established political party candidates on the general
8election ballot in the same order determined by the county
9clerk of the county in which the city under the jurisdiction of
10such board is located.
11    Each certification shall indicate, where applicable, the
12following:
13        (1) The political party affiliation of the candidates
14    for the respective offices;
15        (2) If there is to be more than one candidate elected
16    to an office from the State, political subdivision or
17    district;
18        (3) If the voter has the right to vote for more than
19    one candidate for an office;
20        (4) The term of office, if a vacancy is to be filled
21    for less than a full term or if the offices to be filled in
22    a political subdivision are for different terms.
23    The State Board of Elections or the county clerk, as the
24case may be, shall issue an amended certification whenever it
25is discovered that the original certification is in error.
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1    (10 ILCS 5/7-60.1)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-60.1)
2    Sec. 7-60.1. Certification of Candidates - Consolidated
3Election. Each local election official of a political
4subdivision in which candidates for the respective local
5offices are nominated at the consolidated primary shall, no
6later than 5 days following the canvass and proclamation of the
7results of the consolidated primary, certify to each election
8authority whose duty it is to prepare the official ballot for
9the consolidated election in that political subdivision the
10names of each of the candidates who have been nominated as
11shown by the proclamation of the appropriate election authority
12or who have been nominated to fill a vacancy in nomination and
13direct the election authority to place upon the official ballot
14for the consolidated election the names of such candidates in
15the same manner and in the same order as shown upon the
16certification, except as otherwise provided by this Section.
17    Whenever there are two or more persons nominated by the
18same political party for multiple offices for any board, the
19name of the candidate of such party receiving the highest
20number of votes in the consolidated primary election as a
21candidate for such consolidated primary, shall be certified
22first under the name of such office, and the names of the
23remaining candidates of such party for such offices shall
24follow in the order of the number of votes received by them
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1the official election results.
2    No person who is shown by the election authority's
3proclamation to have been nominated at the consolidated primary
4as a write-in candidate shall have his or her name certified
5unless such person shall have filed with the certifying office
6or board within 5 days after the election authority's
7proclamation a statement of candidacy pursuant to Section 7-10
8and a statement pursuant to Section 7-10.1.
9    Each board of election commissioners of the cities in which
10established political party candidates for city offices are
11nominated at the consolidated primary shall determine by a fair
12and impartial method of random selection the order of placement
13of the established political party candidates for the
14consolidated ballot. Such determination shall be made within 5
15days following the canvass and proclamation of the results of
16the consolidated primary and shall be open to the public. Three
17days written notice of the time and place of conducting such
18random selection shall be given, by each such election
19authority, to the County Chairperson Chairman of each
20established political party, and to each organization of
21citizens within the election jurisdiction which was entitled,
22under this Article, at the next preceding election, to have
23pollwatchers present on the day of election. Each election
24authority shall post in a conspicuous, open and public place,
25at the entrance of the election authority office, notice of the
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1    Each local election official of a political subdivision in
2which established political party candidates for the
3respective local offices are nominated by primary shall
4determine by a fair and impartial method of random selection
5the order of placement of the established political party
6candidates for the consolidated election ballot and, in the
7case of certain municipalities having annual elections, on the
8general primary ballot for election. Such determination shall
9be made prior to the canvass and proclamation of results of the
10consolidated primary or special municipal primary, as the case
11may be, in the office of the local election official and shall
12be open to the public. Three days written notice of the time
13and place of conducting such random selection shall be given,
14by each such local election official, to the County Chairperson
15Chairman of each established political party, and to each
16organization of citizens within the election jurisdiction
17which was entitled, under this Article, at the next preceding
18election, to have pollwatchers present on the day of election.
19Each local election official shall post in a conspicuous, open
20and public place notice of such lottery. Immediately
21thereafter, the local election official shall certify the
22ballot placement order so determined to the proper election
23authorities charged with the preparation of the consolidated
24election, or general primary, ballot for that political
25subdivision.
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1election, each local election official of a political
2subdivision in which established political party candidates
3for the respective local offices have been nominated by caucus
4or have been nominated because no primary was required to be
5held shall certify to each election authority whose duty it is
6to prepare the official ballot for the consolidated election in
7that political subdivision the names of each of the candidates
8whose certificates of nomination or nomination papers have been
9filed in his or her office and direct the election authority to
10place upon the official ballot for the consolidated election
11the names of such candidates in the same manner and in the same
12order as shown upon the certification. Such local election
13official shall, prior to certification, determine by a fair and
14impartial method of random selection the order of placement of
15the established political party candidates for the
16consolidated election ballot. Such determination shall be made
17in the office of the local election official and shall be open
18to the public. Three days written notice of the time and place
19of conducting such random selection shall be given by each such
20local election official to the county chairperson chairman of
21each established political party, and to each organization of
22citizens within the election jurisdiction which was entitled,
23under this Article, at the next preceding election, to have
24pollwatchers present on the day of election. Each local
25election official shall post in a conspicuous, open and public
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1place of such lottery. The local election official shall
2certify the ballot placement order so determined as part of his
3official certification of candidates to the election
4authorities whose duty it is to prepare the official ballot for
5the consolidated election in that political subdivision.
6    The certification shall indicate, where applicable, the
7following:
8        (1) The political party affiliation of the candidates
9    for the respective offices;
10        (2) If there is to be more than one candidate elected
11    or nominated to an office from the State, political
12    subdivision or district;
13        (3) If the voter has the right to vote for more than
14    one candidate for an office;
15        (4) The term of office, if a vacancy is to be filled
16    for less than a full term or if the offices to be filled in
17    a political subdivision or district are for different
18    terms.
19    The local election official shall issue an amended
20certification whenever it is discovered that the original
21certification is in error.
22(Source: P.A. 96-1008, eff. 7-6-10.)
 
23    (10 ILCS 5/8-5)  (from Ch. 46, par. 8-5)
24    Sec. 8-5. There shall be constituted one legislative
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1and one representative committee for each political party in
2each representative district. Legislative and representative
3committees shall be composed as follows:
4    In legislative or representative districts within or
5including a portion of any county containing 2,000,000 or more
6inhabitants, the legislative or representative committee of a
7political party shall consist of the committeepersons
8committeemen of such party representing each township or ward
9of such county any portion of which township or ward is
10included within such legislative or representative district
11and the chairperson chairman of each county central committee
12of such party of any county containing less than 2,000,000
13inhabitants any portion of which county is included within such
14legislative or representative district.
15    In the remainder of the State, the legislative or
16representative committee of a political party shall consist of
17the chairperson chairman of each county central committee of
18such party, any portion of which county is included within such
19legislative or representative district; but if a legislative or
20representative district comprises only one county, or part of a
21county, its legislative or representative committee shall
22consist of the chairperson chairman of the county central
23committee and 2 members of the county central committee who
24reside in the legislative or representative district, as the
25case may be, elected by the county central committee.
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1immediately following the decennial redistricting required by
2Section 3 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970,
3the ward committeepersons committeemen, township
4committeepersons committeemen or chairmen of county central
5committees within each of the redistricted legislative and
6representative districts shall meet and proceed to organize by
7electing from among their own number a chairperson chairman
8and, either from among their own number or otherwise, such
9other officers as they may deem necessary or expedient. The
10ward committeepersons committeemen, township committeepersons
11committeemen or chairmen of county central committees shall
12determine the time and place (which shall be in the limits of
13such district) of such meeting. Immediately upon completion of
14organization, the chairperson chairman shall forward to the
15State Board of Elections the names and addresses of the
16chairperson chairman and secretary of the committee. A vacancy
17shall occur when a member dies, resigns or ceases to reside in
18the county, township or ward which he represented.
19    Within 180 days after the primary of each other
20even-numbered year, each legislative committee and
21representative committee shall meet and proceed to organize by
22electing from among its own number a chairperson chairman, and
23either from its own number or otherwise, such other officers as
24each committee may deem necessary or expedient. Immediately
25upon completion of organization, the chairperson chairman
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1addresses of the chairperson chairman and secretary of the
2committee. The outgoing chairperson chairman of such committee
3shall notify the members of the time and place (which shall be
4in the limits of such district) of such meeting. A vacancy
5shall occur when a member dies, resigns, or ceases to reside in
6the county, township or ward, which he represented.
7    If any change is made in the boundaries of any precinct,
8township or ward, the committeeperson committeeman previously
9elected therefrom shall continue to serve, as if no boundary
10change had occurred, for the purpose of acting as a member of a
11legislative or representative committee until his successor is
12elected or appointed.
13(Source: P.A. 84-352.)
 
14    (10 ILCS 5/8-6)  (from Ch. 46, par. 8-6)
15    Sec. 8-6. In legislative or representative districts
16wholly contained within counties having 2,000,000 or more
17inhabitants each member of each legislative or representative
18committee shall in its organization and proceedings be entitled
19to one vote for each ballot voted in that portion of his
20township or ward in the legislative or representative district
21by the primary electors of his party at the last primary at
22which members of the General Assembly were nominated. If a
23portion of the legislative or representative district is within
24a county containing 2,000,000 or more inhabitants then each
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1entitled to vote as follows: (a) in the portion of the district
2lying within a county of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants, each
3committeeperson committeeman shall be entitled to one vote for
4each ballot voted in that portion of his township or ward in
5the legislative or representative district by primary electors
6of his party at the last primary at which township or ward
7committeepersons committeemen were elected; (b) in the portion
8of the district lying outside a county of 2,000,000 or more
9inhabitants, each chairperson chairman of a county central
10committee shall be entitled to one vote for each ballot voted
11in that portion of his county in the legislative or
12representative district by the primary electors of his party at
13the last primary at which members of the General Assembly were
14nominated. In the remainder of the State, each member shall be
15entitled to cast one vote for each ballot voted in that portion
16of his county in the legislative or representative district by
17the primary electors of his party at the last primary at which
18members of the General Assembly were nominated. However, in
19counties under 2,000,000 population, if the legislative or
20representative district comprises only one county, or part of a
21county, each legislative or representative committee member
22shall be entitled to cast one vote.
23(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)
 
24    (10 ILCS 5/8-7)  (from Ch. 46, par. 8-7)
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1existence are hereby recognized and shall exercise the powers
2and perform the duties herein prescribed until
3committeepersons committeemen are chosen, in accordance with
4the provisions of this article.
5(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)
 
6    (10 ILCS 5/9-1.3)  (from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.3)
7    Sec. 9-1.3. "Candidate" means any person who seeks
8nomination for election, election to or retention in public
9office, or any person who seeks election as ward or township
10committeeperson committeeman in counties of 3,000,000 or more
11population, whether or not such person is elected. A person
12seeks nomination for election, election or retention if he (1)
13takes the action necessary under the laws of this State to
14attempt to qualify for nomination for election, election to or
15retention in public office or election as ward or township
16committeeperson committeeman in counties of 3,000,000 or more
17population, or (2) receives contributions or makes
18expenditures, or gives consent for any other person to receive
19contributions or make expenditures with a view to bringing
20about his nomination for election or election to or retention
21in public office, or his or her election as ward or township
22committeeperson committeeman in counties of 3,000,000 or more
23population.
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1    (10 ILCS 5/9-1.8)   (from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.8)
2    Sec. 9-1.8. Political committees.
3    (a) "Political committee" includes a candidate political
4committee, a political party committee, a political action
5committee, a ballot initiative committee, and an independent
6expenditure committee.
7    (b) "Candidate political committee" means the candidate
8himself or herself or any natural person, trust, partnership,
9corporation, or other organization or group of persons
10designated by the candidate that accepts contributions or makes
11expenditures during any 12-month period in an aggregate amount
12exceeding $5,000 on behalf of the candidate.
13    (c) "Political party committee" means the State central
14committee of a political party, a county central committee of a
15political party, a legislative caucus committee, or a committee
16formed by a ward or township committeeperson committeeman of a
17political party. For purposes of this Article, a "legislative
18caucus committee" means a committee established for the purpose
19of electing candidates to the General Assembly by the person
20elected President of the Senate, Minority Leader of the Senate,
21Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minority Leader of the
22House of Representatives, or a committee established by 5 or
23more members of the same caucus of the Senate or 10 or more
24members of the same caucus of the House of Representatives.
25    (d) "Political action committee" means any natural person,
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1other organization or group of persons, other than a candidate,
2political party, candidate political committee, or political
3party committee, that accepts contributions or makes
4expenditures during any 12-month period in an aggregate amount
5exceeding $5,000 on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate
6or candidates for public office. "Political action committee"
7includes any natural person, trust, partnership, committee,
8association, corporation, or other organization or group of
9persons, other than a candidate, political party, candidate
10political committee, or political party committee, that makes
11electioneering communications during any 12-month period in an
12aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 related to any candidate or
13candidates for public office.
14    (e) "Ballot initiative committee" means any natural
15person, trust, partnership, committee, association,
16corporation, or other organization or group of persons that
17accepts contributions or makes expenditures during any
1812-month period in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 in
19support of or in opposition to any question of public policy to
20be submitted to the electors. "Ballot initiative committee"
21includes any natural person, trust, partnership, committee,
22association, corporation, or other organization or group of
23persons that makes electioneering communications during any
2412-month period in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 related
25to any question of public policy to be submitted to the voters.
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1expenditures received or made with the purpose of securing a
2place on the ballot for, advocating the defeat or passage of,
3or engaging in electioneering communication regarding the
4question of public policy, regardless of the method of
5initiation of the question of public policy and regardless of
6whether petitions have been circulated or filed with the
7appropriate office or whether the question has been adopted and
8certified by the governing body.
9    (f) "Independent expenditure committee" means any trust,
10partnership, committee, association, corporation, or other
11organization or group of persons formed for the exclusive
12purpose of making independent expenditures during any 12-month
13period in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 in support of or
14in opposition to (i) the nomination for election, election,
15retention, or defeat of any public official or candidate or
16(ii) any question of public policy to be submitted to the
17electors. "Independent expenditure committee" also includes
18any trust, partnership, committee, association, corporation,
19or other organization or group of persons that makes
20electioneering communications that are not made in connection,
21consultation, or concert with or at the request or suggestion
22of a public official or candidate, a public official's or
23candidate's designated political committee or campaign, or an
24agent or agents of the public official, candidate, or political
25committee or campaign during any 12-month period in an
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1for election, election, retention, or defeat of any public
2official or candidate or (ii) any question of public policy to
3be submitted to the voters.
4(Source: P.A. 97-766, eff. 7-6-12; 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)
 
5    (10 ILCS 5/9-2)  (from Ch. 46, par. 9-2)
6    Sec. 9-2. Political committee designations.
7    (a) Every political committee shall be designated as a (i)
8candidate political committee, (ii) political party committee,
9(iii) political action committee, (iv) ballot initiative
10committee, or (v) independent expenditure committee.
11    (b) Beginning January 1, 2011, no public official or
12candidate for public office may maintain or establish more than
13one candidate political committee for each office that public
14official or candidate holds or is seeking. The name of each
15candidate political committee shall identify the name of the
16public official or candidate supported by the candidate
17political committee. If a candidate establishes separate
18candidate political committees for each public office, the name
19of each candidate political committee shall also include the
20public office to which the candidate seeks nomination for
21election, election, or retention. If a candidate establishes
22one candidate political committee for multiple offices elected
23at different elections, then the candidate shall designate an
24election cycle, as defined in Section 9-1.9, for purposes of
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1in this Article. No political committee, other than a candidate
2political committee, may include the name of a candidate in its
3name.
4    (c) Beginning January 1, 2011, no State central committee
5of a political party, county central committee of a political
6party, committee formed by a ward or township committeeperson
7committeeman, or committee established for the purpose of
8electing candidates to the General Assembly may maintain or
9establish more than one political party committee. The name of
10the committee must include the name of the political party.
11    (d) Beginning January 1, 2011, no natural person, trust,
12partnership, committee, association, corporation, or other
13organization or group of persons forming a political action
14committee shall maintain or establish more than one political
15action committee. The name of a political action committee must
16include the name of the entity forming the committee. This
17subsection does not apply to independent expenditure
18committees.
19    (e) Beginning January 1, 2011, the name of a ballot
20initiative committee must include words describing the
21question of public policy and whether the group supports or
22opposes the question.
23    (f) Every political committee shall designate a
24chairperson chairman and a treasurer. The same person may serve
25as both chairperson chairman and treasurer of any political
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1contributions and expenditures shall be deemed a political
2committee for purposes of this Article and shall designate
3himself as chairperson chairman, treasurer, or both
4chairperson chairman and treasurer of such political
5committee. The treasurer of a political committee shall be
6responsible for keeping the records and filing the statements
7and reports required by this Article.
8    (g) No contribution and no expenditure shall be accepted or
9made by or on behalf of a political committee at a time when
10there is a vacancy in the office of chairperson chairman or
11treasurer thereof. No expenditure shall be made for or on
12behalf of a political committee without the authorization of
13its chairperson chairman or treasurer, or their designated
14agents.
15    (h) For purposes of implementing the changes made by this
16amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, every political
17committee in existence on the effective date of this amendatory
18Act of the 96th General Assembly shall make the designation
19required by this Section by December 31, 2010.
20(Source: P.A. 96-832, eff. 7-1-10; 97-766, eff. 7-6-12.)
 
21    (10 ILCS 5/9-8.10)
22    Sec. 9-8.10. Use of political committee and other reporting
23organization funds.
24    (a) A political committee shall not make expenditures:
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1    this State.
2        (2) Clearly in excess of the fair market value of the
3    services, materials, facilities, or other things of value
4    received in exchange.
5        (3) For satisfaction or repayment of any debts other
6    than loans made to the committee or to the public official
7    or candidate on behalf of the committee or repayment of
8    goods and services purchased by the committee under a
9    credit agreement. Nothing in this Section authorizes the
10    use of campaign funds to repay personal loans. The
11    repayments shall be made by check written to the person who
12    made the loan or credit agreement. The terms and conditions
13    of any loan or credit agreement to a committee shall be set
14    forth in a written agreement, including but not limited to
15    the method and amount of repayment, that shall be executed
16    by the chairperson chairman or treasurer of the committee
17    at the time of the loan or credit agreement. The loan or
18    agreement shall also set forth the rate of interest for the
19    loan, if any, which may not substantially exceed the
20    prevailing market interest rate at the time the agreement
21    is executed.
22        (4) For the satisfaction or repayment of any debts or
23    for the payment of any expenses relating to a personal
24    residence. Campaign funds may not be used as collateral for
25    home mortgages.
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1    clothing items rented by the public official or candidate
2    for his or her own use exclusively for a specific
3    campaign-related event, provided that committees may
4    purchase costumes, novelty items, or other accessories
5    worn primarily to advertise the candidacy.
6        (6) For the travel expenses of any person unless the
7    travel is necessary for fulfillment of political,
8    governmental, or public policy duties, activities, or
9    purposes.
10        (7) For membership or club dues charged by
11    organizations, clubs, or facilities that are primarily
12    engaged in providing health, exercise, or recreational
13    services; provided, however, that funds received under
14    this Article may be used to rent the clubs or facilities
15    for a specific campaign-related event.
16        (8) In payment for anything of value or for
17    reimbursement of any expenditure for which any person has
18    been reimbursed by the State or any person. For purposes of
19    this item (8), a per diem allowance is not a reimbursement.
20        (9) For the purchase of or installment payment for a
21    motor vehicle unless the political committee can
22    demonstrate that purchase of a motor vehicle is more
23    cost-effective than leasing a motor vehicle as permitted
24    under this item (9). A political committee may lease or
25    purchase and insure, maintain, and repair a motor vehicle
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1    or for the performance of governmental duties. A committee
2    shall not make expenditures for use of the vehicle for
3    non-campaign or non-governmental purposes. Persons using
4    vehicles not purchased or leased by a political committee
5    may be reimbursed for actual mileage for the use of the
6    vehicle for campaign purposes or for the performance of
7    governmental duties. The mileage reimbursements shall be
8    made at a rate not to exceed the standard mileage rate
9    method for computation of business expenses under the
10    Internal Revenue Code.
11        (10) Directly for an individual's tuition or other
12    educational expenses, except for governmental or political
13    purposes directly related to a candidate's or public
14    official's duties and responsibilities.
15        (11) For payments to a public official or candidate or
16    his or her family member unless for compensation for
17    services actually rendered by that person. The provisions
18    of this item (11) do not apply to expenditures by a
19    political committee in an aggregate amount not exceeding
20    the amount of funds reported to and certified by the State
21    Board or county clerk as available as of June 30, 1998, in
22    the semi-annual report of contributions and expenditures
23    filed by the political committee for the period concluding
24    June 30, 1998.
25    (b) The Board shall have the authority to investigate, upon
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1of this Section. The Board may levy a fine on any person who
2knowingly makes expenditures in violation of this Section and
3on any person who knowingly makes a malicious and false
4accusation of a violation of this Section. The Board may act
5under this subsection only upon the affirmative vote of at
6least 5 of its members. The fine shall not exceed $500 for each
7expenditure of $500 or less and shall not exceed the amount of
8the expenditure plus $500 for each expenditure greater than
9$500. The Board shall also have the authority to render rulings
10and issue opinions relating to compliance with this Section.
11    (c) Nothing in this Section prohibits the expenditure of
12funds of a political committee controlled by an officeholder or
13by a candidate to defray the customary and reasonable expenses
14of an officeholder in connection with the performance of
15governmental and public service functions.
16    (d) Nothing in this Section prohibits the funds of a
17political committee which is controlled by a person convicted
18of a violation of any of the offenses listed in subsection (a)
19of Section 10 of the Public Corruption Profit Forfeiture Act
20from being forfeited to the State under Section 15 of the
21Public Corruption Profit Forfeiture Act.
22(Source: P.A. 96-1019, eff. 1-1-11.)
 
23    (10 ILCS 5/9-11)  (from Ch. 46, par. 9-11)
24    Sec. 9-11. Financial reports.
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1expenditures, and independent expenditures under Section 9-10
2shall disclose the following:
3        (1) the name and address of the political committee;
4        (2) the name and address of the person submitting the
5    report on behalf of the committee, if other than the
6    chairperson chairman or treasurer;
7        (3) the amount of funds on hand at the beginning of the
8    reporting period;
9        (4) the full name and mailing address of each person
10    who has made one or more contributions to or for the
11    committee within the reporting period in an aggregate
12    amount or value in excess of $150, together with the
13    amounts and dates of those contributions, and, if the
14    contributor is an individual who contributed more than
15    $500, the occupation and employer of the contributor or, if
16    the occupation and employer of the contributor are unknown,
17    a statement that the committee has made a good faith effort
18    to ascertain this information;
19        (5) the total sum of individual contributions made to
20    or for the committee during the reporting period and not
21    reported under item (4);
22        (6) the name and address of each political committee
23    from which the reporting committee received, or to which
24    that committee made, any transfer of funds in the aggregate
25    amount or value in excess of $150, together with the
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1        (7) the total sum of transfers made to or from the
2    committee during the reporting period and not reported
3    under item (6);
4        (8) each loan to or from any person, political
5    committee, or financial institution within the reporting
6    period by or to the committee in an aggregate amount or
7    value in excess of $150, together with the full names and
8    mailing addresses of the lender and endorsers, if any; the
9    dates and amounts of the loans; and, if a lender or
10    endorser is an individual who loaned or endorsed a loan of
11    more than $500, the occupation and employer of that
12    individual or, if the occupation and employer of the
13    individual are unknown, a statement that the committee has
14    made a good faith effort to ascertain this information;
15        (9) the total amount of proceeds received by the
16    committee from (i) the sale of tickets for each dinner,
17    luncheon, cocktail party, rally, and other fund-raising
18    events; (ii) mass collections made at those events; and
19    (iii) sales of items such as political campaign pins,
20    buttons, badges, flags, emblems, hats, banners,
21    literature, and similar materials;
22        (10) each contribution, rebate, refund, income from
23    investments, or other receipt in excess of $150 received by
24    the committee not otherwise listed under items (4) through
25    (9) and, if the contributor is an individual who
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1    the contributor or, if the occupation and employer of the
2    contributor are unknown, a statement that the committee has
3    made a good faith effort to ascertain this information;
4        (11) the total sum of all receipts by or for the
5    committee or candidate during the reporting period;
6        (12) the full name and mailing address of each person
7    to whom expenditures have been made by the committee or
8    candidate within the reporting period in an aggregate
9    amount or value in excess of $150; the amount, date, and
10    purpose of each of those expenditures; and the question of
11    public policy or the name and address of, and the office
12    sought by, each candidate on whose behalf that expenditure
13    was made;
14        (13) the full name and mailing address of each person
15    to whom an expenditure for personal services, salaries, and
16    reimbursed expenses in excess of $150 has been made and
17    that is not otherwise reported, including the amount, date,
18    and purpose of the expenditure;
19        (14) the value of each asset held as an investment, as
20    of the final day of the reporting period;
21        (15) the total sum of expenditures made by the
22    committee during the reporting period; and
23        (16) the full name and mailing address of each person
24    to whom the committee owes debts or obligations in excess
25    of $150 and the amount of those debts or obligations.
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1income from investments shall be included as receipts during
2the reporting period they are actually received. The gross
3purchase price of each investment shall be reported as an
4expenditure at time of purchase. Net proceeds from the sale of
5an investment shall be reported as a receipt. During the period
6investments are held they shall be identified by name and
7quantity of security or instrument on each semi-annual report
8during the period.
9    (b) Each report of a campaign contribution of $1,000 or
10more required under subsection (c) of Section 9-10 shall
11disclose the following:
12        (1) the name and address of the political committee;
13        (2) the name and address of the person submitting the
14    report on behalf of the committee, if other than the
15    chairperson chairman or treasurer; and
16        (3) the full name and mailing address of each person
17    who has made a contribution of $1,000 or more.
18    (c) Each quarterly report shall include the following
19information regarding any independent expenditures made during
20the reporting period: (1) the full name and mailing address of
21each person to whom an expenditure in excess of $150 has been
22made in connection with an independent expenditure; (2) the
23amount, date, and purpose of such expenditure; (3) a statement
24whether the independent expenditure was in support of or in
25opposition to a particular candidate; (4) the name of the
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1sought by the candidate; and (6) a certification, under penalty
2of perjury, that such expenditure was not made in cooperation,
3consultation, or concert with, or at the request or suggestion
4of, any candidate or any authorized committee or agent of such
5committee. The report shall also include (I) the total of all
6independent expenditures of $150 or less made during the
7reporting period and (II) the total amount of all independent
8expenditures made during the reporting period.
9    (d) The Board shall by rule define a "good faith effort".
10    The reports of campaign contributions filed under this
11Article shall be cumulative during the reporting period to
12which they relate.
13    (e) Each report shall be verified, dated, and signed by
14either the treasurer of the political committee or the
15candidate on whose behalf the report is filed and shall contain
16the following verification:
17    "I declare that this report (including any accompanying
18schedules and statements) has been examined by me and, to the
19best of my knowledge and belief, is a true, correct, and
20complete report as required by Article 9 of the Election Code.
21I understand that willfully filing a false or incomplete
22statement is subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,000.".
23    (f) A political committee may amend a report filed under
24subsection (a) or (b). The Board may reduce or waive a fine if
25the amendment is due to a technical or inadvertent error and
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1report filed under subsection (b) must be amended within 5
2business days. The State Board shall ensure that a description
3of the amended information is available to the public. The
4Board may promulgate rules to enforce this subsection.
5(Source: P.A. 96-832, eff. 1-1-11.)
 
6    (10 ILCS 5/9-15)  (from Ch. 46, par. 9-15)
7    Sec. 9-15. It shall be the duty of the Board-
8        (1) to develop prescribed forms for filing statements
9    of organization and required reports;
10        (2) to prepare, publish, and furnish to the appropriate
11    persons a manual of instructions setting forth recommended
12    uniform methods of bookkeeping and reporting under this
13    Article;
14        (3) to prescribe suitable rules and regulations to
15    carry out the provisions of this Article. Such rules and
16    regulations shall be published and made available to the
17    public;
18        (4) to send by first class mail, after the general
19    primary election in even numbered years, to the chairperson
20    chairman of each regularly constituted State central
21    committee, county central committee and, in counties with a
22    population of more than 3,000,000, to the committeepersons
23    committeemen of each township and ward organization of each
24    political party notice of their obligations under this
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1    organization;
2        (5) to promptly make all reports and statements filed
3    under this Article available for public inspection and
4    copying no later than 2 business days after their receipt
5    and to permit copying of any such report or statement at
6    the expense of the person requesting the copy;
7        (6) to develop a filing, coding, and cross-indexing
8    system consistent with the purposes of this Article;
9        (7) to compile and maintain a list of all statements or
10    parts of statements pertaining to each candidate;
11        (8) to prepare and publish such reports as the Board
12    may deem appropriate;
13        (9) to annually notify each political committee that
14    has filed a statement of organization with the Board of the
15    filing dates for each quarterly report, provided that such
16    notification shall be made by first-class mail unless the
17    political committee opts to receive notification
18    electronically via email; and
19        (10) to promptly send, by first class mail directed
20    only to the officers of a political committee, and by
21    certified mail to the address of the political committee,
22    written notice of any fine or penalty assessed or imposed
23    against the political committee under this Article.
24(Source: P.A. 96-1263, eff. 1-1-11; 97-766, eff. 7-6-12.)
 
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1    Sec. 9-20. Any person who believes a violation of this
2Article has occurred may file a verified complaint with the
3Board. Such verified complaint shall be directed to a candidate
4or the chairperson chairman or treasurer of a political
5committee, and shall be subject to the following requirements:
6    (1) The complaint shall be in writing.
7    (2) The complaint shall state the name of the candidate or
8chairperson chairman or treasurer of a political committee
9against whom the complaint is directed.
10    (3) The complaint shall state the statutory provisions
11which are alleged to have been violated.
12    (4) The complaint shall state the time, place, and nature
13of the alleged offense.
14    The complaint shall be verified, dated, and signed by the
15person filing the complaint in substantially the following
16manner: VERIFICATION:
17    "I declare that this complaint (including any accompanying
18schedules and statements) has been examined by me and to the
19best of my knowledge and belief is a true and correct complaint
20as required by Article 9 of The Election Code. I understand
21that the penalty for willfully filing a false complaint shall
22be a fine not to exceed $500 or imprisonment in a penal
23institution other than the penitentiary not to exceed 6 months,
24or both fine and imprisonment."
25.............................................................
26(date of filing)

 

 

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1
(signature of person filing the complaint)
2(Source: P.A. 78-1183.)
 
3    (10 ILCS 5/10-2)  (from Ch. 46, par. 10-2)
4    Sec. 10-2. The term "political party", as hereinafter used
5in this Article 10, shall mean any "established political
6party", as hereinafter defined and shall also mean any
7political group which shall hereafter undertake to form an
8established political party in the manner provided for in this
9Article 10: Provided, that no political organization or group
10shall be qualified as a political party hereunder, or given a
11place on a ballot, which organization or group is associated,
12directly or indirectly, with Communist, Fascist, Nazi or other
13un-American principles and engages in activities or propaganda
14designed to teach subservience to the political principles and
15ideals of foreign nations or the overthrow by violence of the
16established constitutional form of government of the United
17States and the State of Illinois.
18    A political party which, at the last general election for
19State and county officers, polled for its candidate for
20Governor more than 5% of the entire vote cast for Governor, is
21hereby declared to be an "established political party" as to
22the State and as to any district or political subdivision
23thereof.
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1township, municipality or other political subdivision or
2district in the State, polled more than 5% of the entire vote
3cast within such territorial area or political subdivision, as
4the case may be, has voted as a unit for the election of
5officers to serve the respective territorial area of such
6district or political subdivision, is hereby declared to be an
7"established political party" within the meaning of this
8Article as to such district or political subdivision.
9    Any group of persons hereafter desiring to form a new
10political party throughout the State, or in any congressional,
11legislative or judicial district, or in any other district or
12in any political subdivision (other than a municipality) not
13entirely within a single county, shall file with the State
14Board of Elections a petition, as hereinafter provided; and any
15such group of persons hereafter desiring to form a new
16political party within any county shall file such petition with
17the county clerk; and any such group of persons hereafter
18desiring to form a new political party within any municipality
19or township or within any district of a unit of local
20government other than a county shall file such petition with
21the local election official or Board of Election Commissioners
22of such municipality, township or other unit of local
23government, as the case may be. Any such petition for the
24formation of a new political party throughout the State, or in
25any such district or political subdivision, as the case may be,
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1signers thereof to form such new political party in the State,
2or in such district or political subdivision; shall state in
3not more than 5 words the name of such new political party;
4shall at the time of filing contain a complete list of
5candidates of such party for all offices to be filled in the
6State, or such district or political subdivision as the case
7may be, at the next ensuing election then to be held; and, if
8such new political party shall be formed for the entire State,
9shall be signed by 1% of the number of voters who voted at the
10next preceding Statewide general election or 25,000 qualified
11voters, whichever is less. If such new political party shall be
12formed for any district or political subdivision less than the
13entire State, such petition shall be signed by qualified voters
14equaling in number not less than 5% of the number of voters who
15voted at the next preceding regular election in such district
16or political subdivision in which such district or political
17subdivision voted as a unit for the election of officers to
18serve its respective territorial area. However, whenever the
19minimum signature requirement for a district or political
20subdivision new political party petition shall exceed the
21minimum number of signatures for State-wide new political party
22petitions at the next preceding State-wide general election,
23such State-wide petition signature requirement shall be the
24minimum for such district or political subdivision new
25political party petition.
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1congressional districts, a petition to form a new political
2party in a congressional district shall be signed by at least
35,000 qualified voters of the congressional district. For the
4first election following a redistricting of legislative
5districts, a petition to form a new political party in a
6legislative district shall be signed by at least 3,000
7qualified voters of the legislative district. For the first
8election following a redistricting of representative
9districts, a petition to form a new political party in a
10representative district shall be signed by at least 1,500
11qualified voters of the representative district.
12    For the first election following redistricting of county
13board districts, or of municipal wards or districts, or for the
14first election following the initial establishment of such
15districts or wards in a county or municipality, a petition to
16form a new political party in a county board district or in a
17municipal ward or district shall be signed by qualified voters
18of the district or ward equal to not less than 5% of the total
19number of votes cast at the preceding general or municipal
20election, as the case may be, for the county or municipal
21office voted on throughout the county or municipality for which
22the greatest total number of votes were cast for all
23candidates, divided by the number of districts or wards, but in
24any event not less than 25 qualified voters of the district or
25ward.
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1within a political subdivision in which officers are to be
2elected from districts and at-large, such petition shall
3consist of separate components for each district from which an
4officer is to be elected. Each component shall be circulated
5only within a district of the political subdivision and signed
6only by qualified electors who are residents of such district.
7Each sheet of such petition must contain a complete list of the
8names of the candidates of the party for all offices to be
9filled in the political subdivision at large, but the sheets
10comprising each component shall also contain the names of those
11candidates to be elected from the particular district. Each
12component of the petition for each district from which an
13officer is to be elected must be signed by qualified voters of
14the district equalling in number not less than 5% of the number
15of voters who voted at the next preceding regular election in
16such district at which an officer was elected to serve the
17district. The entire petition, including all components, must
18be signed by a total of qualified voters of the entire
19political subdivision equalling in number not less than 5% of
20the number of voters who voted at the next preceding regular
21election in such political subdivision at which an officer was
22elected to serve the political subdivision at large.
23    The filing of such petition shall constitute the political
24group a new political party, for the purpose only of placing
25upon the ballot at such next ensuing election such list or an
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1candidates for offices to be voted for throughout the State, or
2for offices to be voted for in such district or political
3subdivision less than the State, as the case may be, under the
4name of and as the candidates of such new political party.
5    If, at such ensuing election, the new political party's
6candidate for Governor shall receive more than 5% of the entire
7votes cast for Governor, then such new political party shall
8become an "established political party" as to the State and as
9to every district or political subdivision thereof. If, at such
10ensuing election, the other candidates of the new political
11party, or any other candidate or candidates of the new
12political party shall receive more than 5% of all the votes
13cast for the office or offices for which they were candidates
14at such election, in the State, or in any district or political
15subdivision, as the case may be, then and in that event, such
16new political party shall become an "established political
17party" within the State or within such district or political
18subdivision less than the State, as the case may be, in which
19such candidate or candidates received more than 5% of the votes
20cast for the office or offices for which they were candidates.
21It shall thereafter nominate its candidates for public offices
22to be filled in the State, or such district or political
23subdivision, as the case may be, under the provisions of the
24laws regulating the nomination of candidates of established
25political parties at primary elections and political party
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1    A political party which continues to receive for its
2candidate for Governor more than 5% of the entire vote cast for
3Governor, shall remain an "established political party" as to
4the State and as to every district or political subdivision
5thereof. But if the political party's candidate for Governor
6fails to receive more than 5% of the entire vote cast for
7Governor, or if the political party does not nominate a
8candidate for Governor, the political party shall remain an
9"established political party" within the State or within such
10district or political subdivision less than the State, as the
11case may be, only so long as, and only in those districts or
12political subdivisions in which, the candidates of that
13political party, or any candidate or candidates of that
14political party, continue to receive more than 5% of all the
15votes cast for the office or offices for which they were
16candidates at succeeding general or consolidated elections
17within the State or within any district or political
18subdivision, as the case may be.
19    Any such petition shall be filed at the same time and shall
20be subject to the same requirements and to the same provisions
21in respect to objections thereto and to any hearing or hearings
22upon such objections that are hereinafter in this Article 10
23contained in regard to the nomination of any other candidate or
24candidates by petition. If any such new political party shall
25become an "established political party" in the manner herein
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1party nominated by the petition hereinabove referred to for
2such initial election, shall have power to select any such
3party committeeperson committeeman or committeepersons
4committeemen as shall be necessary for the creation of a
5provisional party organization and provisional managing
6committee or committees for such party within the State, or in
7any district or political subdivision in which the new
8political party has become established; and the party
9committeeperson committeeman or committeepersons committeemen
10so selected shall constitute a provisional party organization
11for the new political party and shall have and exercise the
12powers conferred by law upon any party committeeperson
13committeeman or committeepersons committeemen to manage and
14control the affairs of such new political party until the next
15ensuing primary election at which the new political party shall
16be entitled to nominate and elect any party committeeperson
17committeeman or committeepersons committeemen in the State, or
18in such district or political subdivision under any parts of
19this Act relating to the organization of political parties.
20    A candidate for whom a nomination paper has been filed as a
21partisan candidate at a primary election, and who is defeated
22for his or her nomination at the primary election, is
23ineligible for nomination as a candidate of a new political
24party for election in that general election.
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1    (10 ILCS 5/10-6.2)  (from Ch. 46, par. 10-6.2)
2    Sec. 10-6.2. The State Board of Elections, the election
3authority or the local election official with whom petitions
4for nomination are filed pursuant to this Article 10 shall
5specify the place where filings shall be made and upon receipt
6shall endorse thereon the day and the hour at which each
7petition was filed. Except as provided by Article 9 of The
8School Code, all petitions filed by persons waiting in line as
9of 8:00 a.m. on the first day for filing, or as of the normal
10opening hour of the office involved on such day, shall be
11deemed filed as of 8:00 a.m. or the normal opening hour, as the
12case may be. Petitions filed by mail and received after
13midnight of the first day for filing and in the first mail
14delivery or pickup of that day shall be deemed filed as of 8:00
15a.m. of that day or as of the normal opening hour of such day,
16as the case may be. All petitions received thereafter shall be
17deemed filed in the order of actual receipt. However, 2 or more
18petitions filed within the last hour of the filing deadline
19shall be deemed filed simultaneously. Where 2 or more petitions
20are received simultaneously, the State Board of Elections, the
21election authority or the local election official with whom
22such petitions are filed shall break ties and determine the
23order of filing by means of a lottery or other fair and
24impartial method of random selection approved by the State
25Board of Elections. Such lottery shall be conducted within 9
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1open to the public. Seven days written notice of the time and
2place of conducting such random selection shall be given, by
3the State Board of Elections, the election authority, or local
4election official, to the Chairperson Chairman of each
5political party, and to each organization of citizens within
6the election jurisdiction which was entitled, under this Code,
7at the next preceding election, to have pollwatchers present on
8the day of election. The State Board of Elections, the election
9authority or local election official shall post in a
10conspicuous, open and public place, at the entrance of the
11office, notice of the time and place of such lottery. The State
12Board of Elections shall adopt rules and regulations governing
13the procedures for the conduct of such lottery. All candidates
14shall be certified in the order in which their petitions have
15been filed and in the manner prescribed by Section 10-14 and
1610-15 of this Article. Where candidates have filed
17simultaneously, they shall be certified in the order determined
18by lot and prior to candidates who filed for the same office or
19offices at a later time. Certificates of nomination filed
20within the period prescribed in Section 10-6(2) for candidates
21nominated by caucus for township or municipal offices shall be
22subject to the ballot placement lottery for established
23political parties prescribed in Section 7-60 of this Code.
24    If multiple sets of nomination papers are filed for a
25candidate to the same office, the State Board of Elections,
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1where the petitions are filed shall within 2 business days
2notify the candidate of his or her multiple petition filings
3and that the candidate has 3 business days after receipt of the
4notice to notify the State Board of Elections, appropriate
5election authority or local election official that he or she
6may cancel prior sets of petitions. If the candidate notifies
7the State Board of Elections, appropriate election authority or
8local election official, the last set of petitions filed shall
9be the only petitions to be considered valid by the State Board
10of Elections, election authority or local election official. If
11the candidate fails to notify the State Board of Elections,
12appropriate election authority or local election official then
13only the first set of petitions filed shall be valid and all
14subsequent petitions shall be void.
15(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)
 
16    (10 ILCS 5/10-8)  (from Ch. 46, par. 10-8)
17    Sec. 10-8. Certificates of nomination and nomination
18papers, and petitions to submit public questions to a
19referendum, being filed as required by this Code, and being in
20apparent conformity with the provisions of this Act, shall be
21deemed to be valid unless objection thereto is duly made in
22writing within 5 business days after the last day for filing
23the certificate of nomination or nomination papers or petition
24for a public question, with the following exceptions:
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1    Constitution of the State of Illinois, there shall be a
2    period of 35 business days after the last day for the
3    filing of such petitions in which objections can be filed.
4        B. In the case of petitions for advisory questions of
5    public policy to be submitted to the voters of the entire
6    State, there shall be a period of 35 business days after
7    the last day for the filing of such petitions in which
8    objections can be filed.
9    Any legal voter of the political subdivision or district in
10which the candidate or public question is to be voted on, or
11any legal voter in the State in the case of a proposed
12amendment to Article IV of the Constitution or an advisory
13public question to be submitted to the voters of the entire
14State, having objections to any certificate of nomination or
15nomination papers or petitions filed, shall file an objector's
16petition together with 2 copies thereof in the principal office
17or the permanent branch office of the State Board of Elections,
18or in the office of the election authority or local election
19official with whom the certificate of nomination, nomination
20papers or petitions are on file. Objection petitions that do
21not include 2 copies thereof, shall not be accepted. In the
22case of nomination papers or certificates of nomination, the
23State Board of Elections, election authority or local election
24official shall note the day and hour upon which such objector's
25petition is filed, and shall, not later than 12:00 noon on the
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1registered mail or receipted personal delivery the certificate
2of nomination or nomination papers and the original objector's
3petition to the chairperson chairman of the proper electoral
4board designated in Section 10-9 hereof, or his authorized
5agent, and shall transmit a copy by registered mail or
6receipted personal delivery of the objector's petition, to the
7candidate whose certificate of nomination or nomination papers
8are objected to, addressed to the place of residence designated
9in said certificate of nomination or nomination papers. In the
10case of objections to a petition for a proposed amendment to
11Article IV of the Constitution or for an advisory public
12question to be submitted to the voters of the entire State, the
13State Board of Elections shall note the day and hour upon which
14such objector's petition is filed and shall transmit a copy of
15the objector's petition by registered mail or receipted
16personal delivery to the person designated on a certificate
17attached to the petition as the principal proponent of such
18proposed amendment or public question, or as the proponents'
19attorney, for the purpose of receiving notice of objections. In
20the case of objections to a petition for a public question, to
21be submitted to the voters of a political subdivision, or
22district thereof, the election authority or local election
23official with whom such petition is filed shall note the day
24and hour upon which such objector's petition was filed, and
25shall, not later than 12:00 noon on the second business day
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1receipted personal delivery the petition for the public
2question and the original objector's petition to the
3chairperson chairman of the proper electoral board designated
4in Section 10-9 hereof, or his authorized agent, and shall
5transmit a copy by registered mail or receipted personal
6delivery, of the objector's petition to the person designated
7on a certificate attached to the petition as the principal
8proponent of the public question, or as the proponent's
9attorney, for the purposes of receiving notice of objections.
10    The objector's petition shall give the objector's name and
11residence address, and shall state fully the nature of the
12objections to the certificate of nomination or nomination
13papers or petitions in question, and shall state the interest
14of the objector and shall state what relief is requested of the
15electoral board.
16    The provisions of this Section and of Sections 10-9, 10-10
17and 10-10.1 shall also apply to and govern objections to
18petitions for nomination filed under Article 7 or Article 8,
19except as otherwise provided in Section 7-13 for cases to which
20it is applicable, and also apply to and govern petitions for
21the submission of public questions under Article 28.
22(Source: P.A. 98-691, eff. 7-1-14.)
 
23    (10 ILCS 5/10-9)  (from Ch. 46, par. 10-9)
24    Sec. 10-9. The following electoral boards are designated
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1petition described in Section 10-8.
2        1. The State Board of Elections will hear and pass upon
3    objections to the nominations of candidates for State
4    offices, nominations of candidates for congressional or
5    legislative offices that are in more than one county or are
6    wholly located within a single county with a population of
7    less than 3,000,000 and judicial offices of districts,
8    subcircuits, or circuits situated in more than one county,
9    nominations of candidates for the offices of State's
10    attorney or regional superintendent of schools to be
11    elected from more than one county, and petitions for
12    proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of
13    Illinois as provided for in Section 3 of Article XIV of the
14    Constitution.
15        2. The county officers electoral board of a county with
16    a population of less than 3,000,000 to hear and pass upon
17    objections to the nominations of candidates for county
18    offices and judicial offices of a district, subcircuit, or
19    circuit coterminous with or less than a county, for any
20    school district offices, for the office of multi-township
21    assessor where candidates for such office are nominated in
22    accordance with this Code, and for all special district
23    offices, shall be composed of the county clerk, or an
24    assistant designated by the county clerk, the State's
25    attorney of the county or an Assistant State's Attorney
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1    circuit court, or an assistant designated by the clerk of
2    the circuit court, of the county, of whom the county clerk
3    or his designee shall be the chairperson chairman, except
4    that in any county which has established a county board of
5    election commissioners that board shall constitute the
6    county officers electoral board ex-officio. If a school
7    district is located in 2 or more counties, the county
8    officers electoral board of the county in which the
9    principal office of the school district is located shall
10    hear and pass upon objections to nominations of candidates
11    for school district office in that school district.
12        2.5. The county officers electoral board of a county
13    with a population of 3,000,000 or more to hear and pass
14    upon objections to the nominations of candidates for county
15    offices, candidates for congressional and legislative
16    offices if the district is wholly within a county with a
17    population of 3,000,000 or more, unless the district is
18    wholly or partially within the jurisdiction of a municipal
19    board of election commissioners, and judicial offices of a
20    district, subcircuit, or circuit coterminous with or less
21    than a county, for any school district offices, for the
22    office of multi-township assessor where candidates for
23    such office are nominated in accordance with this Code, and
24    for all special district offices, shall be composed of the
25    county clerk, or an assistant designated by the county
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1    State's Attorney designated by the State's Attorney, and
2    the clerk of the circuit court, or an assistant designated
3    by the clerk of the circuit court, of the county, of whom
4    the county clerk or his designee shall be the chairperson
5    chairman, except that, in any county which has established
6    a county board of election commissioners, that board shall
7    constitute the county officers electoral board ex-officio.
8    If a school district is located in 2 or more counties, the
9    county officers electoral board of the county in which the
10    principal office of the school district is located shall
11    hear and pass upon objections to nominations of candidates
12    for school district office in that school district.
13        3. The municipal officers electoral board to hear and
14    pass upon objections to the nominations of candidates for
15    officers of municipalities shall be composed of the mayor
16    or president of the board of trustees of the city, village
17    or incorporated town, and the city, village or incorporated
18    town clerk, and one member of the city council or board of
19    trustees, that member being designated who is eligible to
20    serve on the electoral board and has served the greatest
21    number of years as a member of the city council or board of
22    trustees, of whom the mayor or president of the board of
23    trustees shall be the chairperson chairman.
24        4. The township officers electoral board to pass upon
25    objections to the nominations of township officers shall be
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1    that eligible town trustee elected in the township who has
2    had the longest term of continuous service as town trustee,
3    of whom the township supervisor shall be the chairperson
4    chairman.
5        5. The education officers electoral board to hear and
6    pass upon objections to the nominations of candidates for
7    offices in community college districts shall be composed of
8    the presiding officer of the community college district
9    board, who shall be the chairperson chairman, the secretary
10    of the community college district board and the eligible
11    elected community college board member who has the longest
12    term of continuous service as a board member.
13        6. In all cases, however, where the Congressional,
14    Legislative, or Representative district is wholly or
15    partially within the jurisdiction of a single municipal
16    board of election commissioners in Cook County and in all
17    cases where the school district or special district is
18    wholly within the jurisdiction of a municipal board of
19    election commissioners and in all cases where the
20    municipality or township is wholly or partially within the
21    jurisdiction of a municipal board of election
22    commissioners, the board of election commissioners shall
23    ex-officio constitute the electoral board.
24    For special districts situated in more than one county, the
25county officers electoral board of the county in which the
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