(10 ILCS 5/16-4.1)
(from Ch. 46, par. 16-4.1)
Ballots; Form; Consolidated Elections.
This Section shall
apply only to the consolidated primary election, and the consolidated election,
except as otherwise expressly provided herein.
The ballot for the nomination or election of officers of each political
subdivision shall be considered a separate ballot, and candidates for such
offices shall be grouped together. Where paper ballots are used, the names
of candidates for nomination or election to more than one political subdivision
may be contained on a common ballot, provided that such ballot clearly
indicates and separates each political subdivision from which such officers
are to be nominated or elected.
At the consolidated election, the ballot for school
district offices shall
precede the ballot for community college district offices, and thereafter
the ballot order of the political subdivision officers to be elected shall
be as determined by the election authority. In the case of school districts
other than community consolidated school districts, the ballot for non-high
school district offices shall precede the ballot for high school district
At the consolidated primary and at the consolidated election, the ballot
for nomination or election of municipal officers shall precede the ballot
for township officers. At the consolidated election, following the ballot
for municipal and township offices shall be the ballots for park district
and library district offices, following which shall be the ballots for other
political subdivision offices in the order determined by the election authority.
The election authority, in determining the order of ballot placement for
offices of political subdivisions whose ballot placement is not specified
in this Section, shall give due regard to the clarity of the ballot presentation
to the voters, cost and administrative ease, and the requirement to provide
separate ballot formats within precincts in which the electors are not entitled
to vote for the same offices or propositions. At the request of a political
subdivision which extends into more than one election jurisdiction, the
election authority shall endeavor to coordinate placement and color of the
ballot for such subdivision with the other election authorities responsible
for preparing ballots for such subdivision election. The election authority
may conduct a lottery to determine the order of ballot placement of political
subdivision ballots where such order is not specified in this Section.
Such lottery may be conducted jointly by two or more
(Source: P.A. 89-700, eff. 1-17-97; 90-358, eff. 1-1-98;
90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)