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Full Text of SB3338  97th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning elections.
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
5Sections 1-4 and 25-7 as follows:
6    (10 ILCS 5/1-4)  (from Ch. 46, par. 1-4)
7    Sec. 1-4.
8    (a) In any case in which this Act prescribes a period of
9time within which petitions for nomination must be filed, the
10office in which petitions must be filed shall remain open for
11the receipt of such petitions until 5:00 P.M. on the last day
12of the filing period.
13    (b) For the 2013 consolidated election period, an election
14authority or local election official shall accept until 104
15days before the election at which candidates are to be on the
16ballot any petitions for nomination or certificate of
17nomination required by this Code to be filed no earlier than
18113 and no later than 106 days before the consolidated
19election. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, for
20purposes of this subsection (b) only, signatures and circulator
21statements on petitions for nomination filed with an election
22authority or local election official on the final day for
23filing petitions for nomination shall not be deemed invalid for



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1the sole reason that the petitions were circulated between 90
2and 92 days before the last day for filing petitions.
3(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)
4    (10 ILCS 5/25-7)  (from Ch. 46, par. 25-7)
5    Sec. 25-7.
6    (a) When any vacancy shall occur in the office of
7representative in congress from this state more than 180 days
8before the next general election, the Governor shall issue a
9writ of election within 5 days after the occurrence of that
10vacancy to the county clerks of the several counties in the
11district where the vacancy exists, appointing a day within 115
12days of issuance of the writ to hold a special election to fill
13such vacancy.
14    (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this Section or any
15other law to the contrary, a special election to fill a vacancy
16in the office of representative in congress occurring less than
1760 days following the 2012 general election shall be held as
18provided in this subsection (b). A special primary election
19shall be held on February 26, 2013, and a special election
20shall be held on April 9, 2013.
21    Except as provided in this subsection (b), the provisions
22of Article 7 of this Code are applicable to petitions for the
23special primary election and special election. Petitions for
24nomination in accordance with Article 7 shall be filed in the
25principal office of the State Board of Elections not more than



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154 and not less than 50 days prior to the date of the special
2primary election, excluding Saturday and Sunday. Petitions for
3the nomination of independent candidates and candidates of new
4political parties shall be filed in the principal office of the
5State Board of Elections not more than 68 and not less than 64
6days prior to the date of the special election, excluding
7Saturday and Sunday.
8    Except as provided in this subsection, the State Board of
9Elections shall have authority to establish, in conjunction
10with the impacted election authorities, an election calendar
11for the special election and special primary.
12    If an election authority is unable to have a sufficient
13number of ballots printed so that ballots will be available for
14mailing at least 46 days prior to the special primary election
15or special election to persons who have filed an application
16for a ballot under the provisions of Article 20 of this Code,
17the election authority shall, no later than 45 days prior to
18each election, mail to each of those persons a Special Write-in
19Absentee Voter's Blank Ballot in accordance with Section
2016-5.01 of this Code. The election authority shall advise those
21persons that the names of candidates to be nominated or elected
22shall be available on the election authority's website and
23shall provide a phone number the person may call to request the
24names of the candidates for nomination or election.
25(Source: P.A. 78-781.)
26    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon



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1becoming law.