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92_HB0614 LRB9205176MWdv 1 AN ACT concerning elections. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing 5 Sections 7-43 and 7-44 as follows: 6 (10 ILCS 5/7-43) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-43) 7 Sec. 7-43. Every person having resided in this State 6 8 months and in the precinct 30 days next preceding any primary 9 therein who shall be a citizen of the United States of the 10 age of 18 or more years, shall be entitled to vote at such 11 primary. 12 The following regulations shall be applicable to 13 primaries: 14 No person shall be entitled to vote at a primary: 15
(a) Unless he declares his party affiliations as16 required by this Article.17 (b) Who shall have signed the petition for nomination of18 a candidate of any party with which he does not affiliate,19 when such candidate is to be voted for at the primary.20 (a) (c)Who shall have signed the nominating papers of 21 an independent candidate for any office for which office 22 candidates for nomination are to be voted for at such 23 primary. 24 (b) (c.5)If that person has participated in the town 25 political party caucus, under Section 45-50 of the Township 26 Code, of another political party by signing an affidavit of 27 voters attending the caucus within 45 days before the first 28 day of the calendar month in which the primary is held. 29 (d) If he has voted at a primary held under this Article30 7 of another political party within a period of 23 calendar31 months next preceding the calendar month in which such-2- LRB9205176MWdv 1 primary is held: Provided, participation by a primary elector2 in a primary of a political party which, under the provisions3 of Section 7-2 of this Article, is a political party within a4 city, village or incorporated town or town only and entitled5 hereunder to make nominations of candidates for city, village6 or incorporated town or town offices only, and for no other7 office or offices, shall not disqualify such primary elector8 from participating in other primaries of his party: And,9 provided, that no qualified voter shall be precluded from10 participating in the primary of any purely city, village or11 incorporated town or town political party under the12 provisions of Section 7-2 of this Article by reason of such13 voter having voted at the primary of another political party14 within a period of 23 calendar months next preceding the15 calendar month in which he seeks to participate is held.16 (c) (e)In cities, villages and incorporated towns 17 having a board of election commissioners only voters 18 registered as provided by Article 6 of this Act shall be 19 entitled to vote at such primary. 20 (d) (f)No person shall be entitled to vote at a primary 21 unless he is registered under the provisions of Articles 4, 5 22 or 6 of this Act, when his registration is required by any of 23 said Articles to entitle him to vote at the election with 24 reference to which the primary is held. 25 (Source: P.A. 89-331, eff. 8-17-95.) 26 (10 ILCS 5/7-44) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-44) 27 Sec. 7-44. (a) Any person desiring to vote at a primary 28 shall state his or her name and ,residence and party29 affiliationto the primary judges, one of whom shall 30 thereupon announce the same in a distinct tone of voice, 31 sufficiently loud to be heard by all persons in the polling 32 place. When article 4, 5 or 6 is applicable the Certificate 33 of Registered Voter therein prescribed shall be made and -3- LRB9205176MWdv 1 signed and the official poll record shall be made. If the 2 person desiring to vote is not challenged, one of the primary 3 judges shall give to him or her one , and only one,primary 4 ballot of each of the established political parties 5 nominating candidates for office at the primary election, but 6 the voter may cast a ballot of only one political party, 7 except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) party with8 which he declares himself affiliated, on the back of which 9 the suchprimary judge shall endorse his or her initials in 10 such manner that they may be seen when the primary ballot is 11 properly folded. If the person desiring to vote is challenged 12 he or she shall not receive a primary ballot from the primary 13 judges until he or she shall have established his or her 14 right to vote as hereinafterprovided in this Article. No15 person who refuses to state his party affiliation shall be16 allowed to vote at a primary.17 (b) A person who casts a ballot of declares his party18 affiliation witha statewide established political party and19 requests a primary ballot of such party may nonetheless also20 declare his affiliation with a political party established21 only within a political subdivision, andmay also vote in the 22 primary of a suchlocal political party established only 23 within a political subdivision on the same election day, 24 provided that the suchvoter may not vote in both suchparty 25 primaries with respect to offices of the same political 26 subdivision. However, no person casting a ballot of 27 declaring his affiliation witha statewide established 28 political party may vote in the primary of any other 29 statewide political party on the same election day. A space 30 shall be provided on the primary ballot indicating for which 31 political party the voter cast his or her votes and the voter 32 may mark the space on the ballot of only one political party 33 indicating that party, except as otherwise provided in this 34 Section. If the voter desires to cast his or her ballot of a -4- LRB9205176MWdv 1 statewide political party and a political party established 2 only within a political subdivision, the voter may indicate 3 that choice by marking the space provided on the ballot of 4 the statewide political party and by also marking the space 5 provided on the ballot of the political party established 6 only within a political subdivision. If the voter does not 7 mark the space on the primary ballot indicating the political 8 party in which the voter cast his or her ballot, or marks 9 more than one such space, the judges of election shall count 10 only the votes of the political party in which the voter cast 11 a vote for the office nearest the top of the ballot. 12 (Source: P.A. 81-1535.) 13 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 14 January 1, 2002.
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