(10 ILCS 5/7-11.1)
(from Ch. 46, par. 7-11.1)
Whenever a vacancy in any elective county office is to be
filled by election pursuant to Section 25-11 of this Code, nominations shall be
made and any vacancy in nomination for a county office shall be filled pursuant
to this Section:
(1) If the vacancy in office occurs before the first date provided in
Section 7-12 for filing nomination papers for the primary in the next even
numbered year following the commencement of the term, nominations for the
election for filling such vacancy shall be made pursuant to this Article 7
as provided for other county offices.
(2) If the vacancy in office occurs during the time provided in Section
7-12 for filing nomination papers for county offices for the primary in the
next even-numbered year following commencement of the term of office in
which such vacancy occurs, the time for filing nomination papers for such
office for the primary shall not be more than 91 days and not less than 85
days prior to the date of the primary election.
(3) If the vacancy in office occurs after the last day provided in
Section 7-12 for filing nomination papers for any elective county office a
vacancy in nomination shall be deemed to have occurred and the county
central committee or the appropriate county board district committee of
each established political party shall nominate, by resolution, a candidate
to fill such vacancy in nomination for election to such office at such
general election. In the nomination proceedings to fill such vacancy in
nomination, each member of the county central committee, or the county
board district committee, as the case may be, shall have the voting
strength as set forth in Sections 7-8 and 7-8.01, respectively. The name
of the candidate so nominated shall not appear on the ballot at the general
primary election. Such vacancy in nomination shall be filled prior to the
date of certification of candidates for the general election.
(4) The resolution to fill the vacancy shall be duly acknowledged before
an officer qualified to take acknowledgments of deeds and shall include,
upon its face, the following information:
(a) the name of the original nominee and the office vacated;
(b) the date on which the vacancy occurred;
(c) the name and address of the nominee selected to fill the vacancy and
the date of selection.
The resolution to fill the vacancy shall be accompanied by a Statement of
Candidacy, as prescribed in Section 7-10, completed by the selected nominee
and a receipt indicating that such nominee has filed a Statement of
Economic Interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
The provisions of Sections 10-8 through 10-10.1 relating to objections to
nomination papers, hearings on objections and judicial review, shall also
apply to and govern objections to nomination papers and resolutions for
filling vacancies in nomination filed pursuant to this Section.
Unless otherwise specified herein, the nomination and election provided
for in this Section shall be governed by this Code.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)