(10 ILCS 5/8-17.1)
(from Ch. 46, par. 8-17.1)
Whenever a vacancy in the office of State Senator is to be
filled by election pursuant to Article IV, Section 2(d) of the Constitution
and Section 25-6 of this Code, nominations shall be made and any vacancy in
nomination shall be filled pursuant to this Section:
(1) If the vacancy in office occurs before the first
date provided in Section 8-9 for filing nomination papers for the primary in the next even-numbered year following the commencement of the term, the nominations for the election for filling such vacancy shall be made as otherwise provided in Article 8.
(2) If the vacancy in office occurs during the time
provided in Section 8-9 for filing nomination papers for the office of State Senator for the primary in the next even-numbered year following commencement of the term of office in which such vacancy occurs, the time for filing nomination papers for such office for the primary shall be not more than 105 days and not less than 99 days prior to the date of the primary election.
(3) If the vacancy in office occurs after the last
day provided in Section 8-9 for filing nomination papers for the office of State Senator, a vacancy in nomination shall be deemed to have occurred and the legislative committee of each established political party shall nominate, by resolution, a candidate to fill such vacancy in nomination for the election to such office at such general election. In the proceedings to fill the vacancy in nomination the voting strength of the members of the legislative committee shall be as provided in Section 8-6. The name of the candidate so nominated shall not appear on the ballot at the general primary election. Such vacancy in nomination shall be filled prior to the date of certification of candidates for the general election.
(4) The resolution to fill the vacancy shall be duly
acknowledged before an officer qualified to take acknowledgments of deeds and shall include, upon its face, the following information:
(a) the names of the original nominee and the
(b) the date on which the vacancy occurred;
(c) the name and address of the nominee selected
to fill the vacancy and the date of selection.
The resolution to fill the vacancy shall be
accompanied by a Statement of Candidacy, as prescribed in Section 7-10, completed by the selected nominee and a receipt indicating that such nominee has filed a statement of economic interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
The provisions of Sections 10-8 through 10-10.1 relating to objections to
nomination papers, hearings on objections and judicial review, shall also
apply to and govern objections to nomination papers and resolutions for filling
vacancies in nomination filed pursuant to this Section.
Unless otherwise specified herein, the nomination and election provided
for in this Section shall be governed by this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-1008, eff. 7-6-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)