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(10 ILCS 5/6-21)
(from Ch. 46, par. 6-21)
In every city, village and incorporated town so adopting
this Article 6 and Articles 14 and 18 of this Act there shall be created
a board of election commissioners, which shall be composed of 3 members,
each of whom shall be designated as an election commissioner, and shall
be appointed by the circuit court in the county in which such city,
village or incorporated town shall be located. Each person appointed as
an election commissioner shall at the time of such appointment have been
a resident of the State of Illinois for the 2 years last past, except that
the appointing court may waive the 2 year residence requirement for good
cause shown and entered of record.
And such appointment
shall be entered of record in such court, and when qualified such
commissioner shall be an officer of such court. The first appointment of
such commissioners shall be within 60 days after the adoption of said
Articles, and those first appointed shall hold their offices for the
period of 1, 2 and 3 years, respectively, and the judge appointing them
shall designate the term for which each one shall hold his office,
whether for 1, 2 or 3 years. If the office of either commissioner shall
become vacant, it shall thereupon be the duty of such court to appoint
within 60 days a
successor for such unexpired term; within 60 days after the expiration
of the term for
which each commissioner is appointed such court shall, in the same way,
nominate and appoint a successor, who shall hold his office for the
period of 3 years, and until his successor is appointed.
A board of election commissioners is not a unit of local government
within the meaning of Section 8 of Article VII of the Constitution of
1970. Appointments of election commissioners on and after July 1, 1971,
shall continue to be made by the circuit court in the same manner as
before that date.
(Source: P.A. 82-1014.)