(10 ILCS 5/6-3)
(from Ch. 46, par. 6-3)
The circuit court shall give at least 60 days
notice of such election by publishing such notice in one or more
newspapers published within such city, for at least 5 times, the first
publication to be at least 60 days before the day of election, and if no
newspaper is published in such city, then by posting at least 5 copies
of such notice in each ward 60 days before such election; and such court
shall enter an order directing the county clerk to prepare the necessary
blank returns for the use of the judges of election, substantially in
the following form:
"At an election held in the .... precinct of the .... ward in the
city of .... in the State of Illinois, on the .... day of .... in the
year .... the following vote was cast for and against city election
For city election law .... votes.
Against city election law .... votes.
Certified by us:
Judges of Election"
Also to prepare separate tally sheets with appropriate headings.
And it shall be the duty of such county clerk to deliver to the
judges of all the precincts in such city at such election proper tally
sheets and blank statements of returns of votes cast for and against
such proposition at such election. And it shall be the duty of the
circuit court to supervise and direct such matters and see that
they are properly done.
The circuit court shall also prepare directions to the
judges of election as to the manner of canvassing the votes for and
against such proposition, keeping tally thereof and making returns of
the votes as to such proposition, in accordance with the provisions of
this article; also informing them therein of the penalties of the law
imposed upon the judges for any refusal or neglect pertaining to their
duties, and such circuit court shall deliver such directions
to the county clerk directing him to have them printed and sent out to
such judges. And it shall be the duty of such county clerk to obey such
It shall be the duty of the county clerk to do and cause to be done
all things required of him by Sections 6-2 to 6-20, inclusive, of this
Article, and for a failure to perform such duties he shall, on
conviction, be removed from his office by the court in which such
conviction shall be had.
The county shall pay all expenses connected with such election.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)