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ELECTIONS
(10 ILCS 5/) Election Code.

10 ILCS 5/6-69

    (10 ILCS 5/6-69) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-69)
    Sec. 6-69. In the conduct of registrations subsequent to that first provided for under this Article, the board of election commissioners shall have authority to designate its officers and employees to take registrations at its office or at such other places as may be specified by such board under Section 6-51 of this Article. For registration at other places than the office of the board of election commissioners, the board may select 3 officers of registration, one of whom may be an officer or employee of the board of election commissioners, and of the other 2, one shall be a member of the political party represented by a majority of the commissioners and one a member of the political party represented by a minority of such commissioners. To the extent that the third officer is not a permanent officer or employee of the board of election commissioners, the appointment of such officer of registration shall be equally divided between the 2 leading political parties. Judges of election for any precinct within the area served by one place of registration shall be eligible for appointment as officers of registration, but application shall in all cases be made to the circuit court for the appointment and confirmation of such officers of registration, in the manner provided for judges of election by Section 14-5 of Article 14 of this Act.
    All officers of registration appointed in the manner provided above and all officers and employees of the board of election commissioners designated to take registrations either at the office of the board of election commissioners, or elsewhere, shall be deemed officers of registration; shall take the oath prescribed by Section 6-33 of this Article; shall be considered officers of the circuit court; and shall be subject to the control provided for judges of election by Section 14-5 of Article 14 of this Act. The appointment of such registration officers shall be made for the same terms as Judges of election. All penalties imposed by this Act or Article upon judges of election or boards of registry with respect to the registration of voters or revision thereof or with respect to registration records, shall equally apply to deputy registrars, judges of registration and registration officers provided for by this Article.
(Source: P.A. 80-704.)

10 ILCS 5/6-70

    (10 ILCS 5/6-70) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-70)
    Sec. 6-70. Such election commissioners and the executive director of the Board of Election Commissioners shall be paid by the county. In counties having a population of 500,000 or more, the city first adopting the provisions of this Act shall pay the salary of the assistant executive director. In all other counties such salary shall be paid by the county. In cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population less than 25,000 as determined by the last federal census, the election commissioners shall receive a salary of not less than $1,800 per annum. If the population is 25,000 or more but less than 40,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary of not less than $2,400 per annum, to be determined by the county board. If the population is 40,000 or more but less than 70,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary of not less than $2,100 per annum, to be determined by the county board. If the population is 70,000 or more but less than 100,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary of not less than $2,700 per annum, to be determined by the county board. If the population is 100,000 or more but less than 2,000,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary of not less than $3,200 per annum, to be determined by the county board. The chairman of a board of election commissioners, in counties with a population of less than 2,000,000, shall be paid by the county an additional amount equal to 10% of his salary as an election commissioner. If the population is less than 25,000 the executive director shall receive a salary of not less than $4,500 per annum. If the population is 25,000 or more but less than 40,000 the executive director shall receive a salary of not less than $8,000 per annum, and in such cities, villages and incorporated towns there may be employed one assistant executive director who shall receive a salary of not less than $6,000 per annum. If the population is 40,000 or more but less than 70,000 the executive director shall receive a salary of not less than $9,500 per annum, and in such cities, villages and incorporated towns there may be employed one assistant executive director who shall receive a salary of not less than $7,500 per annum. If the population is 70,000 or more but less than 100,000 the executive director shall receive a salary of not less than $11,000 per annum, and in such cities, villages and incorporated towns there may be employed one assistant executive director who shall receive a salary of not less than $8,000 per annum. If the population is 100,000 or more but less than 2,000,000 the executive director shall receive a salary of not less than $12,000 per annum, and in such cities, villages and incorporated towns there may be employed one assistant executive director who shall receive a salary of not less than $8,000 per annum. It shall be the duty of the Board of Election Commissioners in such cities, villages and incorporated towns to fix the salary of the executive director and assistant executive director at the time of appointment of the clerk. In cities, villages and incorporated towns with a population greater than 2,000,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary of not less than $21,000, provided, however, that the chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners shall receive a salary, as set by and from time to time changed by the Board of County Commissioners, of not less than $35,000 per annum and shall hold no other office. In cities, villages and incorporated towns with a population greater than 2,000,000, such other election commissioners shall hold no other office. In cities, villages and incorporated towns with a population greater than 2,000,000 the executive director and employees of the Board of Election Commissioners shall serve on a full-time basis and shall hold no other office. In cities, villages and incorporated towns with a population of greater than 2,000,000, no election commissioner, executive director nor employee shall participate in any manner, in any activity or interests of any political party or of any candidate for public office or for nomination thereof, nor participate in any political campaign for the nomination or election of candidates for public office. Violation of any provision hereof shall be cause for removal from office or dismissal, as the case may be; provided, that nothing contained herein shall be deemed to interfere with the right of any person to vote for any candidate or upon any issue as his reason and conscience may dictate nor interfere with the duties of his office. All expenses incurred by such Board of Election Commissioners shall be paid by such city.
    The salaries and expenditures are to be audited by the chief circuit judge, who may designate an independent external auditor to perform the task, and the salaries and expenditures shall be paid by the county or city treasurer, as the case may be, upon the warrant of the chief circuit judge of any money in the county or city treasury, as the case may be, not otherwise appropriated. It shall also be the duty of the governing authority of those counties and cities, respectively, to make provisions for the prompt payment of the salaries and expenditures.
(Source: P.A. 86-874; 87-1052.)

10 ILCS 5/6-71

    (10 ILCS 5/6-71) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-71)
    Sec. 6-71. In the cities, villages and incorporated towns in counties having a population of 500,000 or more, which are operating under this Article, the compensation of deputy registrars and judges of registration provided for the first registration under this Article and officers of registration appointed in conformity with Section 6-69 of this Article for subsequent registration shall be not less than $20 nor more than $30 per day. In cities, villages and incorporated towns in counties having a population of less than 500,000, and operating under this Article, the compensation of the deputy registrars and judges of registration provided for the first registration under this Article, and officers of registration appointed in conformity with Section 6-69 of this Article for subsequent registrations shall be $17.50 per day. The compensation of such deputy registrars, judges of registration and officers of registration, shall be apportioned and paid in the manner provided by Article 14 of this Act for judges of election.
    Each judge of registration who has performed all the duties and services required for the first registration under this Article shall be credited with 2 days' service for the 2 days of general registration provided for by this Article. Each deputy registrar who has performed all the duties and services required for the first registration under this Article shall be credited with 4 days' service for the 2 days of general registration and the 2 days of canvass as provided for by this Article.
    Officers of registration authorized by Section 6-69 of this Article for registration subsequent to the first registration under this Article shall be credited with one day's service for each registration, and, with the approval of the circuit court, may be credited with an additional day for such other services as the Board of Election Commissioners may require of them, an order of the circuit court in such cases to recite such additional services and to designate the officers of registration from whom such additional services are to be received, provided that in cities, villages and incorporated towns in counties having a population of 500,000 or more, which are operating under this Article, any such officer selected to conduct canvass shall be credited with not less than 2 days' service for each canvass.
    The State Board of Elections shall reimburse each board of election commissioners for the amount of the increase in compensation under this Section provided by this amendatory Act from funds appropriated for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 81-850; 81-1149.)

10 ILCS 5/6-72

    (10 ILCS 5/6-72) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-72)
    Sec. 6-72. Whenever this article (together with articles 14 and 18 of this Act) is adopted by any village or incorporated town, all its and their provisions shall be applicable and operative, except as in this article or in articles 14 and 18 of this Act modified.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-73

    (10 ILCS 5/6-73) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-73)
    Sec. 6-73. Whenever any city, village or incorporated town may adopt this Article (together with Articles 14 and 18 of this Act), and which city, village or incorporated town shall lie within any county in which another city shall have previously thereto adopted said Articles of this Act, then in such case the commissioners of election, appointed or which may be appointed for such last mentioned city, shall also be ex-officio commissioners of election for such first mentioned city, village or incorporated town, and shall have and exercise the same powers as if specially appointed for such city, village or town.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)

10 ILCS 5/6-74

    (10 ILCS 5/6-74) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-74)
    Sec. 6-74. The returns of the judges of election of such village or incorporated town, mentioned in the last section, in case of a village or town election for any officer of such village or town, shall be made to the same officer as otherwise required by law, who shall receipt therefor; and all such returns shall be canvassed by the election authority of such village or incorporated town, as established by law, with the same powers of investigation and examination by the election authority as is authorized by this act to the canvassing board of any such city.
(Source: P.A. 94-647, eff. 1-1-06.)

10 ILCS 5/6-75

    (10 ILCS 5/6-75) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-75)
    Sec. 6-75. The returns of the judges of election of such village or incorporated towns, in case of all other elections therein, shall be made to the same officers, as required by this Article or by Articles 14 or 18 of this Act, of returns of elections held in a city, and such returns shall be canvassed and the result declared by the same canvassing board.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1450.)

10 ILCS 5/6-76

    (10 ILCS 5/6-76) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-76)
    Sec. 6-76. All oaths in writing provided for in this Article or in Articles 14 or 18 of this Act, must have a jurat, or certificate of the officer taking the same, attached and signed by him, and said election commissioners and said judges of election are hereby empowered to administer all oaths and affirmations required in the administration of the affairs of their several offices.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)