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TOWNSHIPS
(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.

60 ILCS 1/45-40

    (60 ILCS 1/45-40)
    Sec. 45-40. Assessor candidates; notice to file proof of qualifications.
    (a) In the case of candidates for the office of township or multi-township assessor, the township clerk or board of election commissioners, as the case may be, shall notify the candidates of the obligation to file proof of their qualifications as provided in Section 2-45 of the Property Tax Code.
    (b) In the case of candidates for the office of multi-township assessor, the notification under subsection (a) shall be made to a candidate for that office by the election authority.
(Source: P.A. 88-62; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

60 ILCS 1/45-45

    (60 ILCS 1/45-45)
    Sec. 45-45. Costs of caucus elections. The costs of caucus elections shall be borne by the township.
(Source: P.A. 85-694; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/45-50

    (60 ILCS 1/45-50)
    Sec. 45-50. Caucus procedures.
    (a) The rules of procedure for conducting a township or multi-township caucus must be approved and may be amended by a majority vote of the qualified participants attending the caucus. No participant shall be able to participate or vote at any township or multi-township caucus if the person is or was at anytime during the 12 months before the caucus any of the following:
        (1) An elected or appointed public official of
    
another established political party.
        (2) An elected or appointed officer, director,
    
precinct committeeman or representative of the township committeeman of another established political party.
        (3) A judge of election under Article 13 or 14 of the
    
Election Code for another statewide established political party.
        (4) A voter who voted in the primary election of
    
another statewide established political party different from the party holding the caucus.
    (b) The rules of procedure shall include the following:
        (1) No caucus shall commence earlier than 6:00 p.m.
        (2) The caucus shall commence at the place specified
    
in the notice of caucus.
        (3) Procedures by which qualified caucus participants
    
determine by a majority vote the duties of caucus judges of election. Caucus judges of election shall be appointed by a majority vote of the township or multi-township central committee. No judge of the Supreme Court, appellate court, or circuit court or associate judge shall serve as a caucus judge of election.
        (4) Nominations for selection as a candidate shall be
    
accepted from any qualified participant of the caucus.
        (5) The method of voting (i.e., written ballot, voice
    
vote, show of hands, standing vote) for determining the candidate or candidates selected for nomination.
        (6) Whether candidates will be selected as a slate or
    
as individual nominees for each office.
        (7) Whether written notice of intent to be a caucus
    
nominee is required.
        (8) Other rules deemed necessary by the central
    
committee at the time the rules are promulgated or by the majority of the qualified caucus participants when the rules are being considered at their meeting.
        (9) A participant in a caucus shall be entitled to
    
only one vote for each office for which he or she is voting. A participant's vote shall not be weighted to be equal to more than one vote.
    (c) Individuals participating at an established political party township or multi-township caucus shall comply with each of the following:
        (1) A participant shall be registered under Article
    
4, 5, or 6 of the Election Code.
        (2) A participant shall be registered within the
    
territory for which the nomination is made.
        (3) A participant shall sign an affidavit that he or
    
she is a registered voter and affiliated with the established political party holding the caucus.
        (4) A participant shall not take part in the
    
proceedings of more than one established political party township and multi-township caucus for the same election. This requirement also applies to the township and multi-township clerks.
        (5) A participant shall not sign a petition of
    
nomination for an independent or new political party candidate for the same election.
        (6) A participant shall not become an independent
    
candidate or a candidate of another established political party or a new political party for the same election.
    (d) The voters participating at an established political party township or multi-township caucus shall not select for nomination more candidates than there are to be elected for each office.
    (e) No candidate for nomination at a township or multi-township caucus shall be required to do either of the following:
        (1) Circulate and file nominating petitions to become
    
a candidate at the caucus.
        (2) File a fee to become a candidate at the caucus.
(Source: P.A. 100-219, eff. 8-18-17.)

60 ILCS 1/45-55

    (60 ILCS 1/45-55)
    Sec. 45-55. Nomination by primary election. In (i) counties having a population of more than 3,000,000, the township central committee of a political party composed of the elected township committeeman and his or her appointed precinct committeemen and (ii) townships with a population of more than 15,000 in counties with a population of 3,000,000 or less, the township central committee of a political party composed of the precinct committeemen may, with respect to any regular township election, determine that its candidates for township offices shall be nominated by primary in accordance with the general election law, rather than in the manner provided in Sections 45-5 through 45-45. If the township central committee makes that determination, it must file a statement of the determination with the county clerk no later than November 15 preceding the township election. If the township or any part of the township is within the jurisdiction of a board of election commissioners, the township central committee shall promptly notify the board of election commissioners of the determination. Upon the filing of the determination by the township central committee of a political party, the provisions of the general election law shall govern the nomination of candidates of that political party for township offices for the election with respect to which the determination was made.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)