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Full Text of SB3338  97th General Assembly


Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie

Filed: 11/26/2012





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3338 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1nomination required by this Code to be filed no earlier than
2113 and no later than 106 days before the consolidated
3election. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, for
4purposes of this subsection (b) only, signatures and circulator
5statements on petitions for nomination filed with an election
6authority or local election official on the final day for
7filing petitions for nomination shall not be deemed invalid for
8the sole reason that the petitions were circulated between 90
9and 92 days before the last day for filing petitions.
10(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)
11    (10 ILCS 5/25-7)  (from Ch. 46, par. 25-7)
12    Sec. 25-7.
13    (a) When any vacancy shall occur in the office of
14representative in congress from this state more than 180 days
15before the next general election, the Governor shall issue a
16writ of election within 5 days after the occurrence of that
17vacancy to the county clerks of the several counties in the
18district where the vacancy exists, appointing a day within 115
19days of issuance of the writ to hold a special election to fill
20such vacancy.
21    (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this Section or any
22other law to the contrary, a special election to fill a vacancy
23in the office of representative in congress occurring less than
2460 days following the 2012 general election shall be held as
25provided in this subsection (b). A special primary election



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1shall be held on February 26, 2013, and a special election
2shall be held on April 9, 2013.
3    Except as provided in this subsection (b), the provisions
4of Article 7 of this Code are applicable to petitions for the
5special primary election and special election. Petitions for
6nomination in accordance with Article 7 shall be filed in the
7principal office of the State Board of Elections not more than
854 and not less than 50 days prior to the date of the special
9primary election, excluding Saturday and Sunday. Petitions for
10the nomination of independent candidates and candidates of new
11political parties shall be filed in the principal office of the
12State Board of Elections not more than 68 and not less than 64
13days prior to the date of the special election, excluding
14Saturday and Sunday.
15    Except as provided in this subsection, the State Board of
16Elections shall have authority to establish, in conjunction
17with the impacted election authorities, an election calendar
18for the special election and special primary.
19    If an election authority is unable to have a sufficient
20number of ballots printed so that ballots will be available for
21mailing at least 46 days prior to the special primary election
22or special election to persons who have filed an application
23for a ballot under the provisions of Article 20 of this Code,
24the election authority shall, no later than 45 days prior to
25each election, mail to each of those persons a Special Write-in
26Absentee Voter's Blank Ballot in accordance with Section



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116-5.01 of this Code. The election authority shall advise those
2persons that the names of candidates to be nominated or elected
3shall be available on the election authority's website and
4shall provide a phone number the person may call to request the
5names of the candidates for nomination or election.
6(Source: P.A. 78-781.)
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.".