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Public Act 101-0188


 

Public Act 0188 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0188
 
SB0072 EnrolledLRB101 07330 RJF 52370 b

    AN ACT concerning elections.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing Section
7-11.1 as follows:
 
    (10 ILCS 5/7-11.1)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-11.1)
    Sec. 7-11.1. Whenever a vacancy in any elective county
office is to be filled by election pursuant to Section 25-11 of
this Code or Section 2-6003 of the Counties Code, nominations
shall be made and any vacancy in nomination for a county office
shall be filled pursuant to this Section:
    (1) If the vacancy in office occurs before the first date
provided in Section 7-12 for filing nomination papers for the
primary in the next even numbered year following the
commencement of the term, nominations for the election for
filling such vacancy shall be made pursuant to this Article 7
as provided for other county offices.
    (2) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (3.5), if If
the vacancy in office occurs during the time provided in
Section 7-12 for filing nomination papers for county offices
for the primary in the next even-numbered year following
commencement of the term of office in which such vacancy
occurs, the time for filing nomination papers for such office
for the primary shall not be more than 91 days and not less
than 85 days prior to the date of the primary election.
    (3) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (3.5), if If
the vacancy in office occurs after the last day provided in
Section 7-12 for filing nomination papers for any elective
county office a vacancy in nomination shall be deemed to have
occurred and the county central committee or the appropriate
county board district committee of each established political
party shall nominate, by resolution, a candidate to fill such
vacancy in nomination for election to such office at such
general election. In the nomination proceedings to fill such
vacancy in nomination, each member of the county central
committee, or the county board district committee, as the case
may be, shall have the voting strength as set forth in Sections
7-8 and 7-8.01, respectively. The name of the candidate so
nominated shall not appear on the ballot at the general primary
election. Such vacancy in nomination shall be filled prior to
the date of certification of candidates for the general
election.
    (3.5) If the vacancy in the Office of President of the Cook
County Board occurs on or after the first day provided in
Section 7-12 for filing nomination papers for the primary in
the next even-numbered year following the commencement of the
term, a vacancy in nomination shall be deemed to have occurred
and the county central committee of each established political
party shall nominate, by resolution, a candidate to fill such
vacancy in nomination for the election to such office at such
general election. In the nomination proceedings to fill such
vacancy in nomination, each member of the county central
committee shall have the voting strength as set forth in
Section 7-8. The office shall not appear on the ballot at the
general primary election. Any vacancy in nomination occurring
on or after the primary and prior to certification must be
filled prior to the date of certification. Any vacancy in
nomination occurring after certification but prior to 15 days
before the general election shall be filled within 8 days after
the event creating the vacancy in nomination.
    (4) The resolution to fill the vacancy shall be duly
acknowledged before an officer qualified to take
acknowledgments of deeds and shall include, upon its face, the
following information:
    (a) the name of the original nominee and the office
vacated;
    (b) the date on which the vacancy occurred;
    (c) the name and address of the nominee selected to fill
the vacancy and the date of selection.
    The resolution to fill the vacancy shall be accompanied by
a Statement of Candidacy, as prescribed in Section 7-10,
completed by the selected nominee and a receipt indicating that
such nominee has filed a Statement of Economic Interests as
required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
    The provisions of Sections 10-8 through 10-10.1 relating to
objections to nomination papers, hearings on objections and
judicial review, shall also apply to and govern objections to
nomination papers and resolutions for filling vacancies in
nomination filed pursuant to this Section.
    Unless otherwise specified herein, the nomination and
election provided for in this Section shall be governed by this
Code.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)
 
    Section 10. The Counties Code is amended by changing
Section 2-6003 as follows:
 
    (55 ILCS 5/2-6003)  (from Ch. 34, par. 2-6003)
    Sec. 2-6003. Vacancy in office of president. In case of the
death, resignation, removal from office or other inability to
act of the president so elected, the board of commissioners
shall within 30 days appoint, by election, one of their number
to serve as president. If if more than 28 months of the
unexpired term remain, a special election shall be held the
vacancy shall be filled at the next general election to elect a
person , at which election one of the regularly elected or
appointed members of the board of commissioners shall be
elected to serve the unexpired term of the president. In the
case of a special election under this Section, the appointed
officer shall serve until the election results are certified
and the person elected at the special election is qualified. If
28 months or less less than two years and sixty days of the
unexpired term remain, the appointed officer shall serve for
the remainder of the term board of commissioners shall elect
one of their number to serve the unexpired term of the
president.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/2/2019