Comments: IL SB0825 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Election Code. Provides dates for the 2022 general primary election and dates to prepare for the 2022 general election. Repeals the provisions on January 1, 2023. Provides that in a county with a population of less than 3,000,000, the sheriff may establish a temporary branch polling place at the county jail. Limits eligibility to a resident of a county who is in custody at the county jail and who has not been convicted of the offense for which the resident is in custody. Allows an elector to be added to a list of permanent vote by mail status voters who receive an official vote by mail ballot for all subsequent elections. Provides that a voter whose application for permanent vote by mail status is accepted by the election authority shall remain on the permanent vote by mail list until the voter requests to be removed from permanent vote by mail status, the voter provides notice to the election authority of a change in registration, or the election authority receives confirmation that the voter has subsequently registered to vote in another county. Provides the notice to be sent by election authorities to all qualified voters before a general election for the option to be placed on the list of permanent vote by mail status voters. Provides the application form for permanent vote by mail status. Allows an election authority to combine the applications for single election vote by mail and permanent vote by mail status on one form. Provides that a political committee selected to conduct an audit shall only be required to conduct the audit if it was required to file at least one quarterly report during the period to be covered by the audit and has a fund balance of $10,000 or more, an average closing fund balance of $10,000 or more on quarterly reports, or average total receipts of $10,000 or more on quarterly reports. Requires a political committee owing unpaid fines at the time of its random selection to conduct an audit. Amends the Public Officer Simultaneous Tenure Act. Provides that a unit of local government may not adopt an ordinance or resolution that requires a member of the General Assembly to resign his or her office in order to be eligible to seek elected office in the unit of local government and that any such ordinance or resolution is void. Provides that the Section apply to ordinances or resolutions adopted on or after November 8, 2016. Limits home rule powers. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that a sheriff shall enter upon the duties of his or her office on the December 1 following his or her election (rather than on the first day in the month of December following his or her election on which the office of the sheriff is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open) Amends the Township Code. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that when a person who intends to be a write-in candidate for an uncontested nonpartisan office has not timely filed nomination papers but has filed a written statement or notice of his or her intent, no primary ballot shall be printed (rather than requiring a primary ballot to be prepared and a primary election held if the write-in candidate is the fifth candidate filed). Provides that where no primary is held, a person intending to become a write-in candidate shall refile a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for the general election with the appropriate election authority or authorities. Removes language: concerning requirements for the written statement or notice; and providing that an election authority has no duty to conduct a primary and prepare a ballot for an uncontested office, unless the written statement or notice is filed in a timely manner. Amends the Revised Cities and Villages Act of 1941. In the provisions concerning the prohibition on the city treasurer serving 2 terms in succession, allows the city to establish different succession terms by ordinance. Amends various Acts and Codes. Changes all statutory references of alderman and aldermen to alderperson and alderpersons. Changes all statutory references of congressman to congressperson. Makes other and conforming changes. Effective immediately, except certain provisions of the Election Code are effective on July 1, 2023.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-06-17 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0015 [SB0825 Detail]

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