(10 ILCS 5/7-9.1)
(from Ch. 46, par. 7-9.1)
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, whenever
a vacancy exists in
the office of delegate to a State or national nominating convention by
reason of death or for any other reason, then the alternate receiving the
highest vote shall succeed to the vacated office and exercise all the
rights and prerogatives and discharge all the duties of the office. The
vacated office of alternate shall be filled by the congressional committee
of the district.
(b) Vacancies, whether temporary or permanent, in the office of delegate
to the national nominating convention of a political party whose State Central
Committee uses Alternative B of Section 7-14.1 shall be filled by alternate
delegates in the following order:
1. Alternates from the same District with same
2. Alternates from other Districts with same
3. Alternate at-large delegates with same
4. Alternates from the same District with different
5. Alternates from other Districts with different
6. Alternate at-large delegates with different
Unpledged delegates shall be replaced by unpledged alternates.
Each delegate shall certify in writing the order of his succession of alternates
to the chair of the State's delegation.
The delegation shall, as soon as practicable, fill a vacancy in the position
of alternate delegate by choosing, in accord with its rules, a person of
the same Presidential preference and from the same political subdivision.
The alternate succeeding to the vacated office shall exercise all the rights
and prerogatives of the office and discharge all the duties of the office.
(Source: P.A. 100-1027, eff. 1-1-19