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10 ILCS 5/7-4

    (10 ILCS 5/7-4) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-4)
    Sec. 7-4. The following words and phrases in this Article 7 shall, unless the same be inconsistent with the context, be construed as follows:
    1. The word "primary" the primary elections provided for in this Article, which are the general primary, the consolidated primary, and for those municipalities which have annual partisan elections for any officer, the municipal primary held 6 weeks prior to the general primary election date in even numbered years.
    2. The definition of terms in Section 1-3 of this Act shall apply to this Article.
    3. The word "precinct" a voting district heretofore or hereafter established by law within which all qualified electors vote at one polling place.
    4. The words "state office" or "state officer", an office to be filled, or an officer to be voted for, by qualified electors of the entire state, including United States Senator and Congressman at large.
    5. The words "congressional office" or "congressional officer", representatives in Congress.
    6. The words "county office" or "county officer," include an office to be filled or an officer to be voted for, by the qualified electors of the entire county. "County office" or "county officer" also include the assessor and board of appeals and county commissioners and president of county board of Cook County, and county board members and the chairman of the county board in counties subject to "An Act relating to the composition and election of county boards in certain counties", enacted by the 76th General Assembly.
    7. The words "city office" and "village office," and "incorporated town office" or "city officer" and "village officer", and "incorporated town officer" an office to be filled or an officer to be voted for by the qualified electors of the entire municipality, including aldermen.
    8. The words "town office" or "town officer", an office to be filled or an officer to be voted for by the qualified electors of an entire town.
    9. The words "town" and "incorporated town" shall respectively be defined as in Section 1-3 of this Act.
    10. The words "delegates and alternate delegates to National nominating conventions" include all delegates and alternate delegates to National nominating conventions whether they be elected from the state at large or from congressional districts or selected by State convention unless contrary and non-inclusive language specifically limits the term to one class.
    11. "Judicial office" means a post held by a judge of the Supreme, Appellate or Circuit Court.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)