(10 ILCS 5/7-52)
(from Ch. 46, par. 7-52)
Immediately upon closing the polls, the primary judges
shall proceed to canvass the votes in the manner following:
(1) They shall separate and count the ballots of each
(2) They shall then proceed to ascertain the number
of names entered on the applications for ballot under each party affiliation.
(3) If the primary ballots of any political party
exceed the number of applications for ballot by voters of such political party, the primary ballots of such political party shall be folded and replaced in the ballot box, the box closed, well shaken and again opened and one of the primary judges, who shall be blindfolded, shall draw out so many of the primary ballots of such political party as shall be equal to such excess. Such excess ballots shall be marked "Excess-Not Counted" and signed by a majority of the judges and shall be placed in the "After 6:00 p.m. Defective Ballots Envelope". The number of excess ballots shall be noted in the remarks section of the Certificate of Results. "Excess" ballots shall not be counted in the total of "defective" ballots.
(4) The primary judges shall then proceed to count
the primary ballots of each political party separately; and as the primary judges shall open and read the primary ballots, 3 of the judges shall carefully and correctly mark upon separate tally sheets the votes which each candidate of the party whose name is written or printed on the primary ballot has received, in a separate column for that purpose, with the name of such candidate, the name of his political party and the name of the office for which he is a candidate for nomination at the head of such column. The same column, however, shall be used for both names of the same team of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
Where voting machines or electronic voting systems are used, the
provisions of this Section may be modified as required or authorized by
Article 24 or Article 24A, whichever is applicable.
(Source: P.A. 96-1018, eff. 1-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)