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ELECTIONS
(10 ILCS 5/) Election Code.

10 ILCS 5/14-6

    (10 ILCS 5/14-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 14-6)
    Sec. 14-6. If, in any municipality operating under Article 6 of this Act, any judge shall not be present after the expiration of 15 minutes from the time to open the polls, or within 15 minutes from the time of closing the polls in the case of a judge appointed to count the vote or if any judge becomes ill or if any member of his immediate family becomes ill such judge may be excused from further attendance, and the judge or judges present shall fill the place of such absent judge, always selecting a person of the same political party as the party absent. One of the judges shall administer to such substitute the oath as required of the judge originally appointed, and blank forms shall be sent out by the commissioners for such purpose, which oath shall be preserved and returned to the commissioners, and such appointee shall be considered an officer of the circuit court, and subject to the same punishment and penalties as any other judge. Whenever such regular judge shall be present such substitute shall cease to act. No judge shall knowingly absent himself from the polls on election day, without good cause. No judge shall knowingly detain any register or poll book or cause it not to be produced at the polling place at the opening of the polls, or for not more than 15 minutes thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-704.)

10 ILCS 5/14-7

    (10 ILCS 5/14-7) (from Ch. 46, par. 14-7)
    Sec. 14-7. Immediately after the confirmation of such judges by the circuit court, the Board of Election Commissioners shall notify each judge of election of his appointment and shall immediately mail to the judge of election his commission.
    Previous to any vote being taken, judges of election shall severally subscribe and take an oath or affirmation in the following form:
    "I, ...., residing at .... in the city (village or town) of .... in the State of Illinois, do solemnly swear (or affirm) (in the case of a registered voter, that I am a legal voter in the .... ward of the city (village or town), of .... in the State of Illinois); that I will support the laws and constitution of the United States, and of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of the office of judge of election for the .... precinct of the .... ward of the city (village or town) of ...., in the county of ...., in the State of Illinois, according to the best of my ability."
(Source: P.A. 91-352, eff. 1-1-00.)

10 ILCS 5/14-8

    (10 ILCS 5/14-8) (from Ch. 46, par. 14-8)
    Sec. 14-8. At least 60 days prior to the next election occurring immediately after the expiration of the term of office of the judges, the election commissioners shall cause judges of election again to be selected, who shall be selected, appointed and commissioned in the same way, according to the same forms and subject to the same qualifications and limitations as required for the selection and appointment of such officers in the first instance hereunder.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1450.)

10 ILCS 5/14-9

    (10 ILCS 5/14-9) (from Ch. 46, par. 14-9)
    Sec. 14-9. In all municipalities operating under Article VI of this Act, judges of election shall receive the compensation specified in Section 13-10 in accordance with the population of the county as in said Section specified.
    When any judge of election, deputy registrar, judge of registration or officer of registration does not perform all the services required by this Act, then the board of election commissioners shall audit his time and allow his pro rata compensation.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1450.)

10 ILCS 5/Art. 15

 
    (10 ILCS 5/Art. 15 heading)
ARTICLE 15. BALLOT BOXES AND POLL BOOKS

10 ILCS 5/15-1

    (10 ILCS 5/15-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 15-1)
    Sec. 15-1. (a) Except in municipalities operating under Article 6 of this Act, the county board shall provide a sufficient number of ballot boxes, with secure locks and keys, at the expense of the county, for the several precincts and districts. There shall be an opening in the top of each box not larger than is sufficient to admit a single closed ballot to be inserted therein at one time, through which each ballot voted shall be put into the box.
    (b) The county board may provide ballot boxes not of a permanent type, not of wooden or metal construction, not requiring locks or keys, nor having doors or windows, if (1) such ballot boxes are so constructed as to be completely sealed and empty units upon delivery to the polling place, (2) they can be prepared for the inserting and depositing of ballots by the removal of a perforated section in the top of each such ballot box, which removal creates an open slot not larger than is sufficient to admit a single closed ballot to be inserted therein at one time and through which each ballot voted shall be put into the boxes, and (3) such ballot boxes contain a perforated door or flap on one side which can be unsealed and opened for removal of the ballots when voting has been completed. No ballot box authorized by this paragraph shall be used on more than one election day.
(Source: P.A. 77-6.)