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(10 ILCS 5/7-4)
(from Ch. 46, par. 7-4)
The following words and phrases in this Article 7 shall,
unless the same be inconsistent with the context, be construed as
1. The word "primary" the primary elections provided for in this
Article, which are the general primary, the consolidated primary, and for
those municipalities which have annual partisan elections for any officer,
the municipal primary held 6 weeks prior to the general primary election
date in even numbered years.
2. The definition of terms in Section 1-3 of this Act shall apply to
3. The word "precinct" a voting district heretofore or hereafter
established by law within which all qualified electors vote at one
4. The words "state office" or "state officer", an office to be
filled, or an officer to be voted for, by qualified electors of the
entire state, including United States Senator and Congressperson at large.
5. The words "congressional office" or "congressional officer",
representatives in Congress.
6. The words "county office" or "county officer," include an office
to be filled or an officer to be voted for, by the qualified electors of
the entire county. "County office" or "county officer" also include the
assessor and board of appeals and county commissioners and president of
county board of Cook County, and county board members and the chair
of the county board in counties subject to "An Act relating to the
composition and election of county boards in certain counties", enacted
by the 76th General Assembly.
7. The words "city office" and "village office," and "incorporated
town office" or "city officer" and "village officer", and "incorporated
town officer" an office to be filled or an officer to be voted for by
the qualified electors of the entire municipality, including alderpersons.
8. The words "town office" or "town officer", an office to be filled
or an officer to be voted for by the qualified electors of an entire
9. The words "town" and "incorporated town" shall respectively be
defined as in Section 1-3 of this Act.
10. The words "delegates and alternate delegates to National
nominating conventions" include all delegates and alternate delegates to
National nominating conventions whether they be elected from the state
at large or from congressional districts or selected by State convention
unless contrary and non-inclusive language specifically limits the term
to one class.
11. "Judicial office" means a post held by a judge of the Supreme,
Appellate or Circuit Court.
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)