(60 ILCS 1/50-45)
General election law; definitions.
(a) The general election law applies to the conduct of all township
elections and referenda except those held at an annual or special township
meeting, which shall be under the jurisdiction of the township clerk and rules
covering the annual township meeting or a special township meeting.
(b) As used in this Code in connection with elections of township
officers and referenda, the following election definitions apply:
(1) "Voter" or "legal voter" or "elector" means a
person qualified and registered to vote under the general election law.
(2) "Certify" and "certification", when used in
connection with elections of officers or referenda, refer to the certification, in accordance with the general election law, of offices, candidates, or propositions to county clerks and boards of election commissioners for inclusion on one ballot at an election.
(3) "Submit" and "submission", when used in
connection with a referendum on a proposition or question, refer to the submission to the voters, in accordance with the general election law, of the proposition or question by county clerks and boards of election commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 87-738; 88-62.)