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Public Act 100-0298


 

Public Act 0298 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0298
 
HB0512 EnrolledLRB100 07686 MLM 17752 b

    AN ACT concerning elections.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing Section
12-5 as follows:
 
    (10 ILCS 5/12-5)  (from Ch. 46, par. 12-5)
    Sec. 12-5. Notice for public questions. For all elections
held after July 1, 1999, notice of public questions shall be
required only as set forth in this Section or as set forth in
Section 17-3 or 19-3 of the School Code. Not more than 60 30
days nor less than 10 days before the date of a regular
election at which a public question is to be submitted to the
voters of a political or governmental subdivision, and at least
20 days before an emergency referendum, the election authority
shall publish notice of the referendum. The notice shall be
published once in a local, community newspaper having general
circulation in the political or governmental subdivision. The
notice shall also be given at least 10 days before the date of
the election by posting a copy of the notice at the principal
office of the election authority. The local election official
shall also post a copy of the notice at the principal office of
the political or governmental subdivision, or if there is no
principal office at the building in which the governing body of
the political or governmental subdivision held its first
meeting of the calendar year in which the referendum is being
held. The election authority and the political or governmental
subdivision may, but are not required to, post the notice
electronically on their World Wide Web pages. The notice, which
shall appear over the name or title of the election authority,
shall be substantially in the following form:
        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the election to be held
    on (insert day of the week), (insert date of election), the
    following proposition will be submitted to the voters of
    (name of political or governmental subdivision):
    (insert the public question as it will appear on the
    ballot)
        The polls at the election will be open at 6:00 o'clock
    A.M. and will continue to be open until 7:00 o'clock P.M.
    of that day.
        Dated (date of notice)
        (Name or title of the election authority)
The notice shall also include any additional information
required by the statute authorizing the public question. The
notice may include an explanation, in neutral and plain
language, of the question and its purposes supplied by the
governing body of the political or governmental subdivision to
whose voters the question is to be submitted. The notice shall
set forth the precincts and polling places at which the
referendum will be conducted only in the case of emergency
referenda.
(Source: P.A. 92-6, eff. 6-7-01; 93-847, eff. 7-30-04.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2018