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(10 ILCS 5/12A-35)
Board's review of candidate photograph and statement;
(a) If a candidate files a photograph and statement
under item (8) of Section 12A-5 in a voters' guide, the Board shall review the
statement to ensure that they comply with the requirements of Section 12A-10. Review by the Board under this Section shall be limited
determining whether the photograph and statement comply with the requirements
Section 12A-10 and may not include any determination relating
accuracy or truthfulness of the substance or contents of the materials filed.
(b) The Board shall review each photograph and statement. If the Board
that the photograph or statement of a candidate must be revised in order to
the requirements of Section 12A-10, the Board
attempt to contact the candidate. A candidate contacted by the Board under this Section
file a revised photograph or statement no later than the 5th
(c) If the Board is required to attempt to contact a candidate under
subsection (b) of this
Section, the Board shall attempt to contact the candidate by telephone or by
electronic transmission facsimile machine, if such contact information is
provided by the
(d) If the Board is unable to contact a candidate, if the candidate does
not file a
revised photograph or statement, or if the revised filing under subsection (b)
fails to meet the standards of review set by the Board:
(1) If a photograph does not comply with Section
12A-10, the Board may modify the photograph. The candidate shall pay the expense of any modification before publication of the photograph in the voters' guide. If the photograph cannot be modified to comply with Section 12A-10, the photograph shall not be printed in the guide.
(2) If a statement does not comply with Section
12A-10, the statement shall not be published in the voters' guide.
(e) If the photograph or statement of a candidate filed under item (8)
12A-5 does not comply with a requirement
of Section 12A-10 and the Board does not attempt to contact the
specified in subsection (b) of this Section, then, for purposes of this Section
photograph or statement shall be published as filed.
(f) A candidate revising a photograph or statement under this Section shall
those revisions necessary to comply with Section 12A-10.
(g) The Board may by rule define the term "contact" as used in this
(Source: P.A. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05; 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)