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(10 ILCS 5/7-14)
(from Ch. 46, par. 7-14)
Except as otherwise provided in this Code, not less than 68 days before the date of the general primary the
State Board of Elections shall meet and shall examine all petitions
filed under this Article 7, in the office of the State Board of
Elections. The State Board of Elections shall then certify to the county
clerk of each county, the names of all candidates whose nomination papers
or certificates of nomination have been filed with the Board and direct the
county clerk to place upon the official ballot for the general primary
election the names of such candidates in the same manner and in the same
order as shown upon the certification.
The State Board of Elections shall, in its certificate to the county
clerk, certify the names of the offices, and the names of the candidates
in the order in which the offices and names
shall appear upon the primary ballot;
in the order in which petitions have been filed in the office of the
State Board of Elections except as otherwise provided in this Article.
Not less than 62 days before the date of the general primary, each
county clerk shall certify the names of all candidates whose nomination
papers have been filed with such clerk and declare that the names of such
candidates for the respective offices shall be placed upon the official
ballot for the general primary in the order in which such nomination papers
were filed with the clerk, or as determined by lot, or as otherwise
specified by statute. Each county clerk shall place a copy of the
certification on file in his or her office and at the same time issue to
the board of election commissioners a copy of the certification that has been
filed in the county clerk's office, together with a copy of the
certification that has been issued to the clerk by the State Board of
Elections, with directions to the board of election commissioners to place
upon the official ballot for the general primary in that election
jurisdiction the names of all candidates that are listed on such
certification in the same manner and in the same order as shown upon such
The certification shall indicate, where applicable, the following:
(1) The political party affiliation of the candidates
for the respective offices;
(2) If there is to be more than one candidate elected
or nominated to an office from the State, political subdivision or district;
(3) If the voter has the right to vote for more than
one candidate for an office;
(4) The term of office, if a vacancy is to be filled
for less than a full term or if the offices to be filled in a political subdivision or district are for different terms.
The State Board of Elections or the county clerk, as the case may be,
shall issue an amended certification whenever it is discovered that the
original certification is in error.
Subject to appeal, the names of candidates whose nomination papers have
been held invalid by the appropriate electoral board provided in Section
10-9 of this Code shall not be certified.
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)