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(10 ILCS 5/) Election Code.

10 ILCS 5/13-5

    (10 ILCS 5/13-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 13-5)
    Sec. 13-5. Immediately on the appointment of such judges, the county clerk shall notify each judge of election of his appointment.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1450.)

10 ILCS 5/13-6

    (10 ILCS 5/13-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 13-6)
    Sec. 13-6. The judges so appointed shall be and continue judges of all elections held within their respective precincts or districts, until other judges shall be appointed in like manner.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)

10 ILCS 5/13-6.1

    (10 ILCS 5/13-6.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 13-6.1)
    Sec. 13-6.1. Each judge of election shall be identified as such by a suitable badge or label authorized and issued by the county clerk and bearing the date of the election for which issued. On such badge, the judge shall print his or her name and the ward, township or road district and precinct number in which he or she is serving.
(Source: P.A. 84-971.)

10 ILCS 5/13-6.2

    (10 ILCS 5/13-6.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 13-6.2)
    Sec. 13-6.2. For each precinct in which there are 2 teams of judges, the county clerk shall designate 2 of the judges of election, one from each political party, as holdover judges. The holdover judges shall be on duty during the entire time from the opening of the polls until the conclusion of the counting of the vote.
(Source: P.A. 76-1224.)

10 ILCS 5/13-7

    (10 ILCS 5/13-7) (from Ch. 46, par. 13-7)
    Sec. 13-7. If, at the time of the opening of any election, or at the time the polls are closed in the case of a judge designated to count the votes, any person appointed or constituted a judge of election shall not be present, or will not act or take the oath to act in such capacity the judge or judges present may appoint some other qualified elector having the same qualifications and who is affiliated with the same political party, as the one refusing to take the oath or refusing to act or serve in his place. If there be no judges of election present, or if they refuse to act, such electors of the precinct as may then be present at the place of election, may fill the places of such judges of election by election from their number. After the polls are open, 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 remaining judges may appoint some other qualified elector, having the same qualifications who is affiliated with the same political party as the judge excused, to act in his place. The judges so appointed shall have the same power and be subject to the same penalties as the other judges of election.
(Source: P.A. 76-1224.)

10 ILCS 5/13-8

    (10 ILCS 5/13-8) (from Ch. 46, par. 13-8)
    Sec. 13-8. Before any vote is taken, the judges of the election shall severally subscribe and take an oath or affirmation, in the following form:
    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be), that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of judge of election, according to the best of my ability, and (in the case of a registered voter, that I am entitled to vote at this election)."
(Source: P.A. 91-352, eff. 1-1-00.)