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Full Text of SB0196  101st General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing Section
51A-3 as follows:
6    (10 ILCS 5/1A-3)  (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-3)
7    Sec. 1A-3. Subject to the confirmation requirements of
8Section 1A-4, 4 members of the State Board of Elections shall
9be appointed in each odd-numbered year as follows:
10    (1) The Governor shall appoint 2 members of the same
11political party with which he is affiliated, one from each area
12of required residence.
13    (2) The Governor shall appoint 2 members of the political
14party whose candidate for Governor in the most recent general
15election received the second highest number of votes, one from
16each area of required residence, from a list of nominees
17submitted by the first state executive officer in the order
18indicated herein affiliated with such political party:
19Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and
20Treasurer. If none of the State executive officers listed
21herein is affiliated with such political party, the nominating
22State officer shall be the first State executive officer in the
23order indicated herein affiliated with an established



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1political party other than that of the Governor.
2    (3) The nominating state officer shall submit in writing to
3the Governor 3 names of qualified persons for each membership
4on the Board of Election to be appointed from the political
5party of that officer. The Governor may reject any or all of
6the nominees on any such list and may request an additional
7list. The second list shall be submitted by the nominating
8officer and shall contain 3 new names of qualified persons for
9each remaining appointment, except that if the Governor
10expressly reserves any nominee's name from the first list, that
11nominee shall not be replaced on the second list. The second
12list shall be final.
13    (4) Whenever all the state executive officers designated in
14paragraph (2) are affiliated with the same political party as
15that of the Governor, all 4 members of the Board to be
16appointed that year, from both designated political parties,
17shall be appointed by the Governor without nominations.
18    (5) The Governor shall submit in writing to the President
19of the Senate the name of each person appointed to the State
20Board of Elections, and shall designate the term for which the
21appointment is made and the name of the member whom the
22appointee is to succeed.
23    (6) The appointments shall be made and submitted by the
24Governor no later than April 1 and a nominating state officer
25required to submit a list of nominees to the Governor pursuant
26to paragraph (3) shall submit a list no later than March 1. For



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1appointments occurring in 2019, the appointments shall be made
2and submitted by the Governor no later than May 15.
3    (7) In the appointment of the initial members of the Board
4pursuant to this amendatory Act of 1978, the provisions of
5paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (5) and (6) of this Section shall
6apply except that the Governor shall appoint all 8 members, 2
7from each of the designated political parties from each area of
8required residence.
9(Source: P.A. 85-958.)
10    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11becoming law.