(10 ILCS 5/7-54)
(from Ch. 46, par. 7-54)
After the votes of a political party have been counted and
set down and the tally sheets footed and the entry made in the primary
poll books or return, as above provided, all the primary ballots of said
political party, except those marked "defective" or "objected to" shall
be securely bound, lengthwise and in width, with a soft cord having a
minimum tensile strength of 60 pounds separately for each political
party in the order in which said primary ballots have been read, and
shall thereupon be carefully sealed in an envelope, which envelope shall
be endorsed as follows:
"Primary ballots of the.... party of the.... precinct of the county
of.... and State of Illinois."
Below each endorsement, each primary judge shall write his name.
Immediately thereafter the judges shall designate one of their number to
go to the nearest
telephone and report to the office of the county clerk or board of
election commissioners (as the case may be) the results of such primary.
Such clerk or board shall keep his or its office open after the close of
the polls until he or it has received from each precinct under his or
its jurisdiction the report above provided for. Immediately upon
receiving such report such clerk or board shall cause the same to be
posted in a public place in his or its office for inspection by the
public. Immediately after making such report such judge shall return to
the polling place.
Where voting machines or electronic voting systems are used, the
provisions of this section may be modified as required or authorized by
Article 24 or Article 24A, whichever is applicable.
(Source: P.A. 81-1433.)