(65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-20)
(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-20)
A village incorporated under this Code shall
nominate and elect candidates for president and trustees in nonpartisan
primary and general elections as provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through
until the electors of the village vote to require the partisan election of
the president and trustees at a referendum in the manner provided in
Section 3.1-25-65 after January 1, 1992.
provisions of Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55 shall
apply to all villages incorporated under this Code that have operated
under those Sections without the adoption of those provisions by the
referendum provided in Section 3.1-25-60 as well as those villages that have
adopted those provisions by the referendum provided in Section 3.1-25-60
the electors of those villages vote to require the partisan election of the
president and trustees in the manner provided in Section 3.1-25-65.
Villages that have nominated and elected candidates for president and
trustees in partisan elections prior to January 1, 1992, may continue to
hold partisan elections without conducting a referendum in the manner
provided in Section 3.1-25-65.
candidates for nomination to be voted for at all general municipal elections
at which a president or trustees, or both, are to be elected under this
Article shall be nominated from the village at large by a primary election.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no primary shall be held in any
village when the nomination for every office to be voted upon by the electors
of the village is uncontested. If the nomination of candidates is uncontested
as to one or more, but not all, of the offices to be voted upon by the electors
of the village, then a primary must be held in the village, provided that the
primary ballot shall not include those offices in the village for which the
nomination is uncontested. For the purposes of this Section, an office is
uncontested when not more than the number of persons to be nominated to the
office have timely filed valid nominating papers seeking nomination for
election to that office.
Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, when a person (i) who has not timely
filed valid nomination papers and (ii) who intends to become a write-in
candidate for nomination for any office for which nomination is uncontested
files a written statement or notice of that intent with the proper election
official with whom the nomination papers for that office are filed, a primary
ballot must be prepared and a primary must be held for the office. The
statement or notice must be filed on or before the 61st day before the
consolidated primary election. The statement
must contain (i) the name and address of the person intending to become a
write-in candidate, (ii) a statement that the person intends to become a
write-in candidate, and (iii) the office the person is seeking as a write-in
candidate. An election authority has no duty to conduct a primary election or
prepare a primary ballot unless a statement meeting the requirements of this
paragraph is filed in a timely manner.
Only the names of those persons nominated in the manner prescribed in
Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-65 shall be placed on
the ballot at the general municipal election.
The village clerk shall certify the offices to be filled and the candidates
for those offices to the proper election authority
as provided in the general election law. A primary for those offices, if
required, shall be held in accordance with
the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 91-57, eff. 6-30-99.)