(10 ILCS 5/11-7)
(from Ch. 46, par. 11-7)
For the purpose of the conduct of any consolidated election,
consolidated primary election, special
municipal primary election or emergency referendum, an election
authority may cluster up to four contiguous precincts as provided in
this Section, which shall constitute a clustered voting zone. The
common polling place for the clustered voting zone shall be located
within the territory comprising the clustered precincts. Unless the election
authority specifies a larger number, only one election judge shall be appointed
for each of the precincts in each clustered voting zone.
The judges so appointed may not all be affiliated with the same
The conduct of an election in a clustered voting zone shall be under
the general supervision of all the judges of election designated to
serve in the clustered voting zone. The designated judges may perform
the duties of election judges for the entire clustered voting zone.
However, the requirements of Section 17-14 shall apply to voter
assistance, the requirements of Section 24-10 shall apply to voter
instruction, the requirement of Section 24A-10 shall apply to
examination of vote by mail ballots, and any disputes as to entitlement to
vote, challenges, counting of ballots or other matters pertaining
directly to voting shall be decided by those designated judges appointed
for the precinct in which the affected voter resides or the disputed
vote is to be counted.
This Section does not apply to any elections in municipalities with more
than 1,000,000 inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15