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ELECTIONS10 ILCS 5/11-5.1
(10 ILCS 5/) Election Code.
(10 ILCS 5/11-5.1)
(from Ch. 46, par. 11-5.1)
The county board or board of election commissioners, as the case may be,
responsible for the establishment of election precincts, shall include
within some precinct any military establishment which is situated within
the boundaries of the county or municipality, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 76-1830.)
10 ILCS 5/11-6
(10 ILCS 5/11-6)
(from Ch. 46, par. 11-6)
Within 60 days after July 1, 2014 (the effective date of Public Act 98-691), each election authority shall transmit to the principal office of the State Board of
Elections and publish on any website maintained by the election authority maps in electronic portable document format (PDF) showing the current boundaries of all the precincts within its jurisdiction. Whenever election precincts in an election jurisdiction have been redivided or readjusted, the county board or board of election commissioners shall prepare maps in electronic portable document format (PDF) showing such election precinct boundaries no later than 90 days before the next scheduled election. The maps shall show the boundaries of all political subdivisions and districts. The county board or board of election commissioners shall immediately forward copies thereof to the chairman of each county central committee in the county, to each township, ward, or precinct committeeman, and each local election official whose political subdivision is wholly or partly in the county and, upon request, shall furnish copies thereof to each candidate for political or public office in the county and shall transmit copies thereof to the principal office of the State Board of Elections and publish copies thereof on any website maintained by the election authority.
(Source: P.A. 98-691, eff. 7-1-14; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)
10 ILCS 5/11-7
(10 ILCS 5/11-7)
(from Ch. 46, par. 11-7)
For the purpose of the conduct of any consolidated election,
consolidated primary election, special
municipal primary election or emergency referendum, an election
authority may cluster up to four contiguous precincts as provided in
this Section, which shall constitute a clustered voting zone. The
common polling place for the clustered voting zone shall be located
within the territory comprising the clustered precincts. Unless the election
authority specifies a larger number, only one election judge shall be appointed
for each of the precincts in each clustered voting zone.
The judges so appointed may not all be affiliated with the same
The conduct of an election in a clustered voting zone shall be under
the general supervision of all the judges of election designated to
serve in the clustered voting zone. The designated judges may perform
the duties of election judges for the entire clustered voting zone.
However, the requirements of Section 17-14 shall apply to voter
assistance, the requirements of Section 24-10 shall apply to voter
instruction, the requirement of Section 24A-10 shall apply to
examination of vote by mail ballots, and any disputes as to entitlement to
vote, challenges, counting of ballots or other matters pertaining
directly to voting shall be decided by those designated judges appointed
for the precinct in which the affected voter resides or the disputed
vote is to be counted.
This Section does not apply to any elections in municipalities with more
than 1,000,000 inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15
10 ILCS 5/Art. 12
(10 ILCS 5/Art. 12 heading)
NOTICE OF ELECTION
10 ILCS 5/12-1
(10 ILCS 5/12-1)
(from Ch. 46, par. 12-1)
At least 60 days prior to each general and consolidated election,
the election authority shall provide public notice, calculated to reach
elderly voters and voters with disabilities, of the availability of registration and
voting aids under the Federal Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and
Handicapped Act, of the availability of assistance in marking the ballot,
procedures for voting by vote by mail ballot, and procedures for voting
early by personal appearance.
At least 30 days before any general election, and at least 20 days
before any special congressional election, the
county clerk shall publish a notice of the election in 2 or more
newspapers published in the county, city, village,
incorporated town or town, as the case may be, or if there is no such
newspaper, then in any 2 or more newspapers published in the
county and having a general circulation throughout the community. The
notice may be substantially as follows:
Notice is hereby given that on (give date), at (give the place of
holding the election and the name of the precinct or district) in the
county of (name county), an election will be held for (give the title of
the several offices to be filled), which election will be open at 6:00
a.m. and continued open until 7:00 p.m. of that day.
Dated at .... on (insert date).
(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)
10 ILCS 5/12-3
(10 ILCS 5/12-3)
(from Ch. 46, par. 12-3)
In any city, village or incorporated town operating under
Article 6 of this Act, the Board of Election Commissioners shall give
timely notice through the press of the time and place of election in each
precinct or consolidated area of such city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2492.)