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10 ILCS 5/7-19
(10 ILCS 5/7-19)
(from Ch. 46, par. 7-19)
The primary ballot of each political party for each precinct shall be
arranged and printed substantially in the manner following:
1. Designating words. At the top of the ballot shall be printed in
large capital letters, words designating the ballot, if a Republican
ballot, the designating words shall be: "REPUBLICAN PRIMARY BALLOT"; if
a Democratic ballot the designating words shall be: "DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
BALLOT"; and in like manner for each political party.
2. Order of Names, Directions to Voters, etc. Beginning not less
than one inch below designating words, the name of each office to be
filled shall be printed in capital letters. Such names may be printed on
the ballot either in a single column or in 2 or more columns and in the
following order, to-wit:
President of the United States, State offices, congressional offices,
delegates and alternate delegates to be elected from the State at large
to National nominating conventions, delegates and alternate delegates to
be elected from congressional districts to National nominating
conventions, member or members of the State central committee, trustees of sanitary
districts, county offices, judicial officers, city, village and
incorporated town offices, town offices, or of such of the said offices
as candidates are to be nominated for at such primary, and precinct,
township or ward committeepersons. If two or more columns are used, the
foregoing offices to and including member of the State central committee
shall be listed in the left-hand column and Senatorial offices, as
defined in Section 8-3, shall be the
first offices listed in the second column.
Below the name of each office shall be printed in small letters the
directions to voters: "Vote for one"; "Vote for not more than two"; "Vote for not more than three". If no candidate or candidates file for an office and if no person or persons file a declaration as a write-in candidate for that office, then below the title of that office the election authority instead shall print "No Candidate".
Next to the name of each candidate for delegate or alternate delegate
to a national nominating convention shall appear either (a)
the name of the
candidate's preference for President of the United States or the word
"uncommitted" or (b) no official designation, depending upon the action
taken by the State central committee pursuant to Section 7-10.3 of this Act.
Below the name of each office shall be printed in capital letters the
names of all candidates, arranged in the order in which their petitions
for nominations were filed, except as otherwise provided in Sections
7-14 and 7-17 of this Article. Opposite and in front of the name of each
candidate shall be printed a square and all squares upon the primary
ballot shall be of uniform size. The names of each team of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, however, shall be printed within a bracket, and a single square shall be printed in front of the bracket. Spaces between the names of candidates
under each office shall be uniform and sufficient spaces shall separate
the names of candidates for one office from the names of candidates for
another office, to avoid confusion and to permit the writing in of the
names of other candidates.
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. 100-1027, eff. 1-1-19