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10 ILCS 5/12A-5
(10 ILCS 5/12A-5)
The Board shall publish, no later than the 45th day before a general election
in which a
statewide candidate appears on the ballot, an Internet website with the
(1) The date and time of the general election.
(2) Requirements for a citizen to qualify as an
(3) The deadline for registering as an elector in the
State of Illinois for the next election.
(4) Contact information for local election
(5) A description of the following offices, when they
appear on the ballot, including their term of office, basic duties, and base salary: United States President, United States Senator, United States Representative, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Comptroller, Illinois Supreme Court Judge, and Illinois Appellate Court Judge. The Board shall not include information on any office other than the offices listed in this item (5).
(6) The names and party affiliations of qualified
candidates for the following offices, when these offices appear on the ballot: United States President, United States Senator, United States Representative, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Comptroller, Illinois Supreme Court Judge, and Illinois Appellate Court Judge. The Board shall not include information on candidates for any office other than the offices listed in this item (6).
(7) Challenged candidates. Where a candidate's right
to appear on the general election ballot has been challenged, and any appeal remains pending regarding those challenges, the challenged candidate may appear on the Internet Guide, subject to the other provisions of Section 12A-10. In this instance, the Board may note that the candidate's candidacy has been challenged and that he or she may be removed from the ballot prior to election day. If the candidate is removed from the ballot prior to election day, the Board shall remove the candidate's name and other information from the Internet Guide.
(8) Any personal statement and photograph submitted
by a candidate named in the Internet Guide, subject to Sections 12A-10 and 12A-35.
(9) A means by which an elector may determine what
type of balloting equipment is used by his or her local election authority, and the instructions for properly using that equipment.
(10) The text of any public question that may appear
(11) A mechanism by which electors may determine in
which congressional and judicial districts they reside. The Internet Guide shall allow visitors to search for candidates by office (e.g., Governor or United States Senator) and candidate's name.
(12) Information concerning how to become an election
The Board shall archive the contents of the Internet Guide for a period of at
In addition, the Board has the discretion to publish a voters' guide before a general primary election in the manner provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05.)