Bill Text: IL HB1010 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Election Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2018-06-29 - Sent to the Governor [HB1010 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB1010-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning elections.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
5Sections 1A-6, 1A-6.1, 1A-7, 2A-1.2, 4-6.2, 4-11, 4-12, 4-22,
65-14, 5-15, 5-16.2, 5-29, 6-24, 6-44, 6-50.2, 6-60, 6-66, 6-70,
76A-3, 7-1, 7-2, 7-4, 7-7, 7-8, 7-8.01, 7-8.02, 7-9, 7-9.1,
87-10, 7-11, 7-12, 7-13, 7-14.1, 7-17, 7-19, 7-25, 7-34, 7-46,
97-51, 7-53, 7-55, 7-56, 7-58, 7-59, 7-60, 7-60.1, 8-5, 8-6,
108-7, 9-1.3, 9-1.8, 9-2, 9-8.10, 9-11, 9-15, 9-20, 10-2, 10-6.2,
1110-8, 10-9, 10-10, 11-6, 13-1, 13-1.1, 13-2, 13-3, 13-4, 14-1,
1214-3.1, 14-3.2, 14-5, 17-18.1, 17-22, 17-23, 18-1, 18-14, 21-1,
1322-1, 22-4, 22-8, 22-15, 22-15.1, 24-13, 24A-10, 24A-11,
1424A-15, 24B-10, 24B-11, 24B-15, 24C-13, 24C-15, 25-6, 25-11,
1528-13, 29B-10, 29B-20, 29B-25, and 29B-30 as follows:
16 (10 ILCS 5/1A-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-6)
17 Sec. 1A-6. One member of the State Board of Elections shall
18be elected by the members of the Board to be chair chairman and
19shall serve as chair chairman of the Board for a term ending
20June 30, 1979. On July 1 of 1979 and on July 1 of each
21odd-numbered year thereafter, a chair chairman shall be elected
22by the members of the Board for a 2 year term ending June 30 of
23the next odd-numbered year. If July 1 of any odd-numbered year

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1does not fall on a business day, said election shall be held on
2the first business day thereafter. The chair chairman elected
3for each 2 year term shall not be of the same political party
4affiliation as the prior chair chairman. Whenever a vacancy
5occurs in the office of chair chairman, a new chair chairman of
6the same political party affiliation shall be elected for the
7remainder of the vacating chair's chairman's term. Whenever a
8chair chairman is elected, the Board shall elect from among its
9members, a vice chair chairman who shall not be of the same
10political party affiliation as the chair chairman.
11 Upon the confirmation of all of the members of the State
12Board of Elections initially appointed under the amendatory Act
13of 1978, the Governor shall designate one of the members as
14interim chair chairman who shall preside over the Board until a
15chair chairman is elected pursuant to this Section.
16(Source: P.A. 80-1178.)
17 (10 ILCS 5/1A-6.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-6.1)
18 Sec. 1A-6.1. The chair chairman of the State Board of
19Elections shall preside at all meetings of the Board, except
20that the vice chair chairman shall preside at any meeting when
21the chair chairman is absent. The salary of the chair chairman
22shall be $25,000 per year, or as set by the Compensation Review
23Board, whichever is greater, and the salary of the vice-chair
24vice-chairman shall be $20,000 per year, or as set by the
25Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater. The salary of

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1the other Board members shall be $15,000 per year, or as set by
2the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater. Each
3member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the
4performance of his duties.
5(Source: P.A. 83-1177.)
6 (10 ILCS 5/1A-7) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-7)
7 Sec. 1A-7. The State Board of Elections shall meet at such
8time or times as the chair chairman or any 4 members shall
9direct, but at least once per month. Five members of the Board
10are necessary to constitute a quorum and 5 votes are necessary
11for any action of the Board to become effective, including the
12appointment of the executive director, the employment of
13technical consultants and the employment of other persons.
14 If a quorum is present at a meeting of the Board, one of
15the members present may vote for the absent member pursuant to
16a written proxy signed by the absent member. A member voting by
17proxy who is not in attendance may not be counted towards the
18presence of a quorum.
19(Source: P.A. 80-1178.)
20 (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2)
21 Sec. 2A-1.2. Consolidated Schedule of Elections - Offices
22Designated.
23 (a) At the general election in the appropriate
24even-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled or

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1shall be on the ballot as otherwise required by this Code:
2 (1) Elector of President and Vice President of the
3 United States;
4 (2) United States Senator and United States
5 Representative;
6 (3) State Executive Branch elected officers;
7 (4) State Senator and State Representative;
8 (5) County elected officers, including State's
9 Attorney, County Board member, County Commissioners, and
10 elected President of the County Board or County Chief
11 Executive;
12 (6) Circuit Court Clerk;
13 (7) Regional Superintendent of Schools, except in
14 counties or educational service regions in which that
15 office has been abolished;
16 (8) Judges of the Supreme, Appellate and Circuit
17 Courts, on the question of retention, to fill vacancies and
18 newly created judicial offices;
19 (9) (Blank);
20 (10) Trustee of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of
21 Chicago, and elected Trustee of other Sanitary Districts;
22 (11) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
23 designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
24 authorizing the creation of the district requires an annual
25 election and permits or requires election of candidates of
26 political parties.

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1 (b) At the general primary election:
2 (1) in each even-numbered year candidates of political
3 parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled
4 at the general election in that year, except where pursuant
5 to law nomination of candidates of political parties is
6 made by caucus.
7 (2) in the appropriate even-numbered years the
8 political party offices of State central committeeperson
9 committeeman, township committeeperson committeeman, ward
10 committeeperson committeeman, and precinct committeeperson
11 committeeman shall be filled and delegates and alternate
12 delegates to the National nominating conventions shall be
13 elected as may be required pursuant to this Code. In the
14 even-numbered years in which a Presidential election is to
15 be held, candidates in the Presidential preference primary
16 shall also be on the ballot.
17 (3) in each even-numbered year, where the municipality
18 has provided for annual elections to elect municipal
19 officers pursuant to Section 6(f) or Section 7 of Article
20 VII of the Constitution, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal
21 Code or pursuant to the municipal charter, the offices of
22 such municipal officers shall be filled at an election held
23 on the date of the general primary election, provided that
24 the municipal election shall be a nonpartisan election
25 where required by the Illinois Municipal Code. For partisan
26 municipal elections in even-numbered years, a primary to

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1 nominate candidates for municipal office to be elected at
2 the general primary election shall be held on the Tuesday 6
3 weeks preceding that election.
4 (4) in each school district which has adopted the
5 provisions of Article 33 of the School Code, successors to
6 the members of the board of education whose terms expire in
7 the year in which the general primary is held shall be
8 elected.
9 (c) At the consolidated election in the appropriate
10odd-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled:
11 (1) Municipal officers, provided that in
12 municipalities in which candidates for alderman or other
13 municipal office are not permitted by law to be candidates
14 of political parties, the runoff election where required by
15 law, or the nonpartisan election where required by law,
16 shall be held on the date of the consolidated election; and
17 provided further, in the case of municipal officers
18 provided for by an ordinance providing the form of
19 government of the municipality pursuant to Section 7 of
20 Article VII of the Constitution, such offices shall be
21 filled by election or by runoff election as may be provided
22 by such ordinance;
23 (2) Village and incorporated town library directors;
24 (3) City boards of stadium commissioners;
25 (4) Commissioners of park districts;
26 (5) Trustees of public library districts;

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1 (6) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
2 designated in this section, where the statute creating or
3 authorizing the creation of the district permits or
4 requires election of candidates of political parties;
5 (7) Township officers, including township park
6 commissioners, township library directors, and boards of
7 managers of community buildings, and Multi-Township
8 Assessors;
9 (8) Highway commissioners and road district clerks;
10 (9) Members of school boards in school districts which
11 adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
12 (10) The directors and chair chairman of the Chain O
13 Lakes - Fox River Waterway Management Agency;
14 (11) Forest preserve district commissioners elected
15 under Section 3.5 of the Downstate Forest Preserve District
16 Act;
17 (12) Elected members of school boards, school
18 trustees, directors of boards of school directors,
19 trustees of county boards of school trustees (except in
20 counties or educational service regions having a
21 population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants) and members of
22 boards of school inspectors, except school boards in school
23 districts that adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
24 (13) Members of Community College district boards;
25 (14) Trustees of Fire Protection Districts;
26 (15) Commissioners of the Springfield Metropolitan

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1 Exposition and Auditorium Authority;
2 (16) Elected Trustees of Tuberculosis Sanitarium
3 Districts;
4 (17) Elected Officers of special districts not
5 otherwise designated in this Section for which the law
6 governing those districts does not permit candidates of
7 political parties.
8 (d) At the consolidated primary election in each
9odd-numbered year, candidates of political parties shall be
10nominated for those offices to be filled at the consolidated
11election in that year, except where pursuant to law nomination
12of candidates of political parties is made by caucus, and
13except those offices listed in paragraphs (12) through (17) of
14subsection (c).
15 At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
16odd-numbered years, the mayor, clerk, treasurer, and aldermen
17shall be elected in municipalities in which candidates for
18mayor, clerk, treasurer, or alderman are not permitted by law
19to be candidates of political parties, subject to runoff
20elections to be held at the consolidated election as may be
21required by law, and municipal officers shall be nominated in a
22nonpartisan election in municipalities in which pursuant to law
23candidates for such office are not permitted to be candidates
24of political parties.
25 At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
26odd-numbered years, municipal officers shall be nominated or

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1elected, or elected subject to a runoff, as may be provided by
2an ordinance providing a form of government of the municipality
3pursuant to Section 7 of Article VII of the Constitution.
4 (e) (Blank).
5 (f) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, public
6questions may be submitted to voters pursuant to this Code and
7any special election otherwise required or authorized by law or
8by court order may be conducted pursuant to this Code.
9 Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of officers
10established in this Article, whenever a referendum is held for
11the establishment of a political subdivision whose officers are
12to be elected, the initial officers shall be elected at the
13election at which such referendum is held if otherwise so
14provided by law. In such cases, the election of the initial
15officers shall be subject to the referendum.
16 Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of
17officials established in this Article, any community college
18district which becomes effective by operation of law pursuant
19to Section 6-6.1 of the Public Community College Act, as now or
20hereafter amended, shall elect the initial district board
21members at the next regularly scheduled election following the
22effective date of the new district.
23 (g) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, if in
24any precinct there are no offices or public questions required
25to be on the ballot under this Code then no election shall be
26held in the precinct on that date.

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1 (h) There may be conducted a referendum in accordance with
2the provisions of Division 6-4 of the Counties Code.
3(Source: P.A. 89-5, eff. 1-1-96; 89-95, eff. 1-1-96; 89-626,
4eff. 8-9-96; 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
5 (10 ILCS 5/4-6.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-6.2)
6 Sec. 4-6.2. (a) The county clerk shall appoint all
7municipal and township or road district clerks or their duly
8authorized deputies as deputy registrars who may accept the
9registration of all qualified residents of the State.
10 The county clerk shall appoint all precinct
11committeepersons in the county as deputy registrars who may
12accept the registration of any qualified resident of the State,
13except during the 27 days preceding an election.
14 The county clerk shall appoint each of the following named
15persons as deputy registrars upon the written request of such
16persons:
17 1. The chief librarian, or a qualified person
18 designated by the chief librarian, of any public library
19 situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept
20 the registrations of any qualified resident of the State,
21 at such library.
22 2. The principal, or a qualified person designated by
23 the principal, of any high school, elementary school, or
24 vocational school situated within the election
25 jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any

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1 qualified resident of the State, at such school. The county
2 clerk shall notify every principal and vice-principal of
3 each high school, elementary school, and vocational school
4 situated within the election jurisdiction of their
5 eligibility to serve as deputy registrars and offer
6 training courses for service as deputy registrars at
7 conveniently located facilities at least 4 months prior to
8 every election.
9 3. The president, or a qualified person designated by
10 the president, of any university, college, community
11 college, academy or other institution of learning situated
12 within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the
13 registrations of any resident of the State, at such
14 university, college, community college, academy or
15 institution.
16 4. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona fide
17 labor organization, or a reasonable number of qualified
18 members designated by such official, who may accept the
19 registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
20 5. A duly elected or appointed official of a bonafide
21 State civic organization, as defined and determined by rule
22 of the State Board of Elections, or qualified members
23 designated by such official, who may accept the
24 registration of any qualified resident of the State. In
25 determining the number of deputy registrars that shall be
26 appointed, the county clerk shall consider the population

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1 of the jurisdiction, the size of the organization, the
2 geographic size of the jurisdiction, convenience for the
3 public, the existing number of deputy registrars in the
4 jurisdiction and their location, the registration
5 activities of the organization and the need to appoint
6 deputy registrars to assist and facilitate the
7 registration of non-English speaking individuals. In no
8 event shall a county clerk fix an arbitrary number
9 applicable to every civic organization requesting
10 appointment of its members as deputy registrars. The State
11 Board of Elections shall by rule provide for certification
12 of bonafide State civic organizations. Such appointments
13 shall be made for a period not to exceed 2 years,
14 terminating on the first business day of the month
15 following the month of the general election, and shall be
16 valid for all periods of voter registration as provided by
17 this Code during the terms of such appointments.
18 6. The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or a
19 reasonable number of employees designated by the Director
20 and located at public aid offices, who may accept the
21 registration of any qualified resident of the county at any
22 such public aid office.
23 7. The Director of the Illinois Department of
24 Employment Security, or a reasonable number of employees
25 designated by the Director and located at unemployment
26 offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified

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1 resident of the county at any such unemployment office.
2 8. The president of any corporation as defined by the
3 Business Corporation Act of 1983, or a reasonable number of
4 employees designated by such president, who may accept the
5 registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
6 If the request to be appointed as deputy registrar is
7denied, the county clerk shall, within 10 days after the date
8the request is submitted, provide the affected individual or
9organization with written notice setting forth the specific
10reasons or criteria relied upon to deny the request to be
11appointed as deputy registrar.
12 The county clerk may appoint as many additional deputy
13registrars as he considers necessary. The county clerk shall
14appoint such additional deputy registrars in such manner that
15the convenience of the public is served, giving due
16consideration to both population concentration and area. Some
17of the additional deputy registrars shall be selected so that
18there are an equal number from each of the 2 major political
19parties in the election jurisdiction. The county clerk, in
20appointing an additional deputy registrar, shall make the
21appointment from a list of applicants submitted by the Chair
22Chairman of the County Central Committee of the applicant's
23political party. A Chair Chairman of a County Central Committee
24shall submit a list of applicants to the county clerk by
25November 30 of each year. The county clerk may require a Chair
26Chairman of a County Central Committee to furnish a

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1supplemental list of applicants.
2 Deputy registrars may accept registrations at any time
3other than the 27 day period preceding an election. All persons
4appointed as deputy registrars shall be registered voters
5within the county and shall take and subscribe to the following
6oath or affirmation:
7 "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I
8will support the Constitution of the United States, and the
9Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will
10faithfully discharge the duties of the office of deputy
11registrar to the best of my ability and that I will register no
12person nor cause the registration of any person except upon his
13personal application before me.
14
............................
15
(Signature Deputy Registrar)"
16 This oath shall be administered by the county clerk, or by
17one of his deputies, or by any person qualified to take
18acknowledgement of deeds and shall immediately thereafter be
19filed with the county clerk.
20 Appointments of deputy registrars under this Section,
21except precinct committeepersons committeemen, shall be for
222-year terms, commencing on December 1 following the general
23election of each even-numbered year; except that the terms of
24the initial appointments shall be until December 1st following
25the next general election. Appointments of precinct
26committeepersons committeemen shall be for 2-year terms

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1commencing on the date of the county convention following the
2general primary at which they were elected. The county clerk
3shall issue a certificate of appointment to each deputy
4registrar, and shall maintain in his office for public
5inspection a list of the names of all appointees.
6 (b) The county clerk shall be responsible for training all
7deputy registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a), at
8times and locations reasonably convenient for both the county
9clerk and such appointees. The county clerk shall be
10responsible for certifying and supervising all deputy
11registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a). Deputy
12registrars appointed under subsection (a) shall be subject to
13removal for cause.
14 (c) Completed registration materials under the control of
15deputy registrars, appointed pursuant to subsection (a), shall
16be returned to the appointing election authority by first-class
17mail within 2 business days or personal delivery within 7 days,
18except that completed registration materials received by the
19deputy registrars during the period between the 35th and 28th
20day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy
21registrars to the appointing election authority within 48 hours
22after receipt thereof. The completed registration materials
23received by the deputy registrars on the 28th day preceding an
24election shall be returned by the deputy registrars within 24
25hours after receipt thereof. Unused materials shall be returned
26by deputy registrars appointed pursuant to paragraph 4 of

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1subsection (a), not later than the next working day following
2the close of registration.
3 (d) The county clerk or board of election commissioners, as
4the case may be, must provide any additional forms requested by
5any deputy registrar regardless of the number of unaccounted
6registration forms the deputy registrar may have in his or her
7possession.
8 (e) No deputy registrar shall engage in any electioneering
9or the promotion of any cause during the performance of his or
10her duties.
11 (f) The county clerk shall not be criminally or civilly
12liable for the acts or omissions of any deputy registrar. Such
13deputy registrars shall not be deemed to be employees of the
14county clerk.
15 (g) Completed registration materials returned by deputy
16registrars for persons residing outside the county shall be
17transmitted by the county clerk within 2 days after receipt to
18the election authority of the person's election jurisdiction of
19residence.
20(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)
21 (10 ILCS 5/4-11) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-11)
22 Sec. 4-11. At least 2 weeks prior to the general November
23election in each even numbered year and the consolidated
24election in each odd-numbered year the county clerk shall cause
25a list to be made for each precinct of all names upon the

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1registration record cards not marked or erased, in alphabetical
2order, with the address, provided, that such list may be
3arranged geographically, by street and number, in numerical
4order, with respect to all precincts in which all, or
5substantially all residences of voters therein shall be located
6upon and numbered along streets, avenues, courts, or other
7highways which are either named or numbered, upon direction
8either of the county board or of the circuit court. On the
9list, the county clerk shall indicate, by italics, asterisk, or
10other means, the names of all persons who have registered since
11the last regularly scheduled election in the consolidated
12schedule of elections established in Section 2A-1.1 of this
13Act. The county clerk shall cause such precinct lists to be
14printed or typed in sufficient numbers to meet all reasonable
15demands, and upon application a copy of the same shall be given
16to any person applying therefor. By such time, the county clerk
17shall give the precinct lists to the chair chairman of a county
18central committee of an established political party, as such
19party is defined in Section 10-2 of this Act, or to the chair's
20chairman's duly authorized representative. Within 30 days of
21the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1983, the county
22clerk shall give the precinct lists compiled prior to the
23general November election of 1982 to the chair chairman of
24county central committee of an established political party or
25to the chair's chairman's duly authorized representative.
26 Prior to the opening of the polls for other elections, the

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1county clerk shall transmit or deliver to the judges of
2election of each polling place a corrected list of registered
3voters in the precinct, or the names of persons added to and
4erased or withdrawn from the list for such precinct. At other
5times such list, currently corrected, shall be kept available
6for public inspection in the office of the county clerk.
7 Within 60 days after each general election the county clerk
8shall indicate by italics, asterisk, or other means, on the
9list of registered voters in each precinct, each registrant who
10voted at that general election, and shall provide a copy of
11such list to the chair chairman of the county central committee
12of each established political party or to the chair's
13chairman's duly authorized representative.
14 Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
15Act of 1983, the county clerk shall indicate by italics,
16asterisk, or other means, on the list of registered voters in
17each precinct, each registrant who voted at the general
18election of 1982, and shall provide a copy of such coded list
19to the chair chairman of the county central committee of each
20established political party or to the chair's chairman's duly
21authorized representative.
22 The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual
23cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either
24of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
25(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)

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1 (10 ILCS 5/4-12) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-12)
2 Sec. 4-12. Any voter or voters in the township, city,
3village or incorporated town containing such precinct, and any
4precinct committeeperson committeeman in the county, may,
5between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. of Monday and
6Tuesday of the second week prior to the week in which the 1970
7primary election for the nomination of candidates for State and
8county offices or any election thereafter is to be held, make
9application in writing, to the county clerk, to have any name
10upon the register of any precinct erased. Such application
11shall be, in substance, in the words and figures following:
12 "I being a qualified voter, registered from No. .... Street
13in the .... precinct of the .... ward of the city (village or
14town of) .... (or of the .... town of ....) do hereby solemnly
15swear (or affirm) that .... registered from No. .... Street is
16not a qualified voter in the .... precinct of .... ward of the
17city (village or town) of .... (or of the .... town of ....)
18and hence I ask that his name be erased from the register of
19such precinct for the following reason .....
20 Affiant further says that he has personal knowledge of the
21facts set forth in the above affidavit.
22
(Signed) .....
23 Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
24
....
25
....
26
....."

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1 Such application shall be signed and sworn to by the
2applicant before the county clerk or any deputy authorized by
3the county clerk for that purpose, and filed with said clerk.
4Thereupon notice of such application, and of the time and place
5of hearing thereon, with a demand to appear before the county
6clerk and show cause why his name shall not be erased from said
7register, shall be mailed, in an envelope duly stamped and
8directed to such person at the address upon said register, at
9least four days before the day fixed in said notice to show
10cause. If such person has provided the election authority with
11an e-mail address, then the election authority shall also send
12the same notice by electronic mail at least 4 days before the
13day fixed in said notice to show cause.
14 A like notice shall be mailed to the person or persons
15making the application to have the name upon such register
16erased to appear and show cause why said name should be erased,
17the notice to set out the day and hour of such hearing. If the
18voter making such application fails to appear before said clerk
19at the time set for the hearing as fixed in the said notice or
20fails to show cause why the name upon such register shall be
21erased, the application to erase may be dismissed by the county
22clerk.
23 Any voter making the application is privileged from arrest
24while presenting it to the county clerk, and while going to and
25from the office of the county clerk.

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1(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)
2 (10 ILCS 5/4-22) (from Ch. 46, par. 4-22)
3 Sec. 4-22. Except as otherwise provided in this Section
4upon application to vote each registered elector shall sign his
5name or make his mark as the case may be, on a certificate
6substantially as follows:
7
CERTIFICATE OF REGISTERED VOTER
8
City of ....... Ward ....... Precinct .......
9
Election ....... (Date) ....... (Month) ....... (Year)
10
Registration Record .......
11
Checked by .......
12
Voter's number ....
13
INSTRUCTION TO VOTERS
14 Sign this certificate and hand it to the election officer
15in charge. After the registration record has been checked, the
16officer will hand it back to you. Whereupon you shall present
17it to the officer in charge of the ballots.
18 I hereby certify that I am registered from the address
19below and am qualified to vote.
20
Signature of voter .......
21
residence address .......
22 An individual shall not be required to provide his social
23security number when applying for a ballot. He shall not be
24denied a ballot, nor shall his ballot be challenged, solely
25because of his refusal to provide his social security number.

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1Nothing in this Act prevents an individual from being requested
2to provide his social security number when the individual
3applies for a ballot. If, however, the certificate contains a
4space for the individual's social security number, the
5following notice shall appear on the certificate, immediately
6above such space, in bold-face capital letters, in type the
7size of which equals the largest type on the certificate:
8 "THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR A BALLOT WITH THIS DOCUMENT IS
9NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. HE
10OR SHE MAY NOT BE DENIED A BALLOT, NOR SHALL HIS OR HER BALLOT
11BE CHALLENGED, SOLELY BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER REFUSAL TO PROVIDE
12HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER."
13 The certificates of each State-wide political party at a
14general primary election shall be separately printed upon paper
15of uniform quality, texture and size, but the certificates of
16no 2 State-wide political parties shall be of the same color or
17tint. However, if the election authority provides computer
18generated applications with the precinct, ballot style and
19voter's name and address preprinted on the application, a
20single application may be used for State-wide political parties
21if it contains spaces or check-off boxes to indicate the
22political party. Such application shall not entitle the voter
23to vote in the primary of more than one political party at the
24same election.
25 At the consolidated primary, such certificates may contain
26spaces or checkoff boxes permitting the voter to request a

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1primary ballot of any other political party which is
2established only within a political subdivision and for which a
3primary is conducted on the same election day. Such application
4shall not entitle the voter to vote in both the primary of the
5State-wide political party and the primary of the local
6political party with respect to the offices of the same
7political subdivision. In no event may a voter vote in more
8than one State-wide primary on the same day.
9 The judges in charge of the precinct registration files
10shall compare the signature upon such certificate with the
11signature on the registration record card as a means of
12identifying the voter. Unless satisfied by such comparison that
13the applicant to vote is the identical person who is registered
14under the same name, the judges shall ask such applicant the
15questions for identification which appear on the registration
16card, and if the applicant does not prove to the satisfaction
17of a majority of the judges of the election precinct that he is
18the identical person registered under the name in question then
19the vote of such applicant shall be challenged by a judge of
20election, and the same procedure followed as provided by law
21for challenged voters.
22 In case the elector is unable to sign his name, a judge of
23election shall check the data on the registration card and
24shall check the address given, with the registered address, in
25order to determine whether he is entitled to vote.
26 One of the judges of election shall check the certificate

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1of each applicant for a ballot after the registration record
2has been examined, and shall sign his initials on the
3certificate in the space provided therefor, and shall enter
4upon such certificate the number of the voter in the place
5provided therefor, and make an entry in the voting record space
6on the registration record, to indicate whether or not the
7applicant voted. Such judge shall then hand such certificate
8back to the applicant in case he is permitted to vote, and such
9applicant shall hand it to the judge of election in charge of
10the ballots. The certificates of the voters shall be filed in
11the order in which they are received and shall constitute an
12official poll record. The term "poll lists" and "poll books",
13where used in this Article, shall be construed to apply to such
14official poll record.
15 After each general primary election the county clerk shall
16indicate by color code or other means next to the name of each
17registrant on the list of registered voters in each precinct
18the primary ballot of a political party that the registrant
19requested at that general primary election. The county clerk,
20within 60 days after the general primary election, shall
21provide a copy of this coded list to the chair chairman of the
22county central committee of each established political party or
23to the chair's chairman's duly authorized representative.
24 Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
25Act of 1983, the county clerk shall provide to the chair
26chairman of the county central committee of each established

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1political party or to the chair's chairman's duly authorized
2representative the list of registered voters in each precinct
3at the time of the general primary election of 1982 and shall
4indicate on such list by color code or other means next to the
5name of a registrant the primary ballot of a political party
6that the registrant requested at the general primary election
7of 1982.
8 The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual
9cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either
10of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
11 Where an elector makes application to vote by signing and
12presenting the certificate provided by this Section, and his
13registration record card is not found in the precinct registry
14of voters, but his name appears as that of a registered voter
15in such precinct upon the printed precinct register as
16corrected or revised by the supplemental list, or upon the
17consolidated list, if any, and whose name has not been erased
18or withdrawn from such register, the printed precinct register
19as corrected or revised by the supplemental list, or
20consolidated list, if any, shall be prima facie evidence of the
21elector's right to vote upon compliance with the provisions
22hereinafter set forth in this Section. In such event one of the
23judges of election shall require an affidavit by such person
24and one voter residing in the precinct before the judges of
25election, substantially in the form prescribed in Section 17-10
26of this Act, and upon the presentation of such affidavits, a

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1certificate shall be issued to such elector, and upon the
2presentation of such certificate and affidavits, he shall be
3entitled to vote.
4 Provided, however, that applications for ballots made by
5registered voters under the provisions of Article 19 of this
6Act shall be accepted by the Judges of Election in lieu of the
7"Certificate of Registered Voter" provided for in this Section.
8 When the county clerk delivers to the judges of election
9for use at the polls a supplemental or consolidated list of the
10printed precinct register, he shall give a copy of the
11supplemental or consolidated list to the chair chairman of a
12county central committee of an established political party or
13to the chair's chairman's duly authorized representative.
14 Whenever 2 or more elections occur simultaneously, the
15election authority charged with the duty of providing
16application certificates may prescribe the form thereof so that
17a voter is required to execute only one, indicating in which of
18the elections he desires to vote.
19 After the signature has been verified, the judges shall
20determine in which political subdivisions the voter resides by
21use of the information contained on the voter registration
22cards or the separate registration lists or other means
23approved by the State Board of Elections and prepared and
24supplied by the election authority. The voter's certificate
25shall be so marked by the judges as to show the respective
26ballots which the voter is given.

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1(Source: P.A. 84-809.)
2 (10 ILCS 5/5-14) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-14)
3 Sec. 5-14. Either of the canvassers shall, at the end of
4the canvass, return the "Verification Lists" to the County
5Clerk and a certificate of the correctness of such return.
6Immediately after receipt of such Verification Lists, the
7County Clerk shall cause copies to be printed in plain large
8type in sufficient numbers to meet all demands, and upon
9application, a copy of the same shall be given to any person
10applying therefor. Thereafter a list of registered voters in
11each precinct shall be compiled by the County clerk, prior to
12the General Election to be held in November of each even
13numbered year. On the list, the County Clerk shall indicate, by
14italics, asterisk, or other means, the names of all persons who
15have registered since the last regularly scheduled election in
16the consolidated schedule of elections established in Section
172A-1.1 of this Act.
18 When the list of registered voters in each precinct is
19compiled, the County Clerk shall give a copy of it to the chair
20chairman of a county central committee of an established
21political party, as such party is defined in Section 10-2 of
22this Act, or to the chair's chairman's duly authorized
23representative. Within 30 days of the effective date of this
24Amendatory Act of 1983, the County Clerk shall give the list of
25registered voters in each precinct that was compiled prior to

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1the general November election of 1982 to the chair chairman of
2a county central committee of an established political party or
3to the chair's chairman's duly authorized representative.
4 Within 60 days after each general election the county clerk
5shall indicate by italics, asterisk, or other means, on the
6list of registered voters in each precinct, each registrant who
7voted at that general election, and shall provide a copy of
8such list to the chair chairman of the county central committee
9of each established political party or to the chair's
10chairman's duly authorized representative.
11 Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
12Act of 1983, the county clerk shall indicate by italics,
13asterisk, or other means, on the list of registered voters in
14each precinct, each registrant who voted at the general
15election of 1982, and shall provide a copy of such coded list
16to the chair chairman of the county central committee of each
17established political party or to the chair's chairman's duly
18authorized representative.
19 The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual
20cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either
21of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
22(Source: P.A. 83-1263.)
23 (10 ILCS 5/5-15) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-15)
24 Sec. 5-15. Any voter or voters in the township, city,
25village, or incorporated town containing such precinct, and any

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1precinct committeeperson committeeman in the county, may,
2between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and six o'clock p.m. of
3the Monday and Tuesday of the third week immediately preceding
4the week in which such April 10, 1962 Primary Election is to be
5held, make application in writing, before such County Clerk, to
6have any name upon such register of any precinct erased.
7Thereafter such application shall be made between the hours of
8nine o'clock a.m. and six o'clock p.m. of Monday and Tuesday of
9the second week prior to the week in which any county, city,
10village, township, or incorporated town election is to be held.
11Such application shall be in substance, in the words and
12figures following:
13 "I, being a qualified voter, registered from No. ....
14Street in the .... precinct of the .... Ward of the city
15(village or town of .... ) of the .... District .... town of
16.... do hereby solemnly swear (or affirm) that .... registered
17from No. .... Street is not a qualified voter in the ....
18precinct of the .... ward of the city (village or town) of ....
19or of the .... district town of .... hence I ask that his name
20be erased from the register of such precinct for the following
21reason ..... Affiant further says that he has personal
22knowledge of the facts set forth in the above affidavit.
23
(Signed) .....
24 Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
25
....
26
....

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1
...."
2 Such application shall be signed and sworn to by the
3applicant before the County Clerk or any Deputy authorized by
4the County Clerk for that purpose, and filed with the Clerk.
5Thereupon notice of such application, with a demand to appear
6before the County Clerk and show cause why his name shall not
7be erased from the register, shall be mailed by special
8delivery, duly stamped and directed, to such person, to the
9address upon said register at least 4 days before the day fixed
10in said notice to show cause. If such person has provided the
11election authority with an e-mail address, then the election
12authority shall also send the same notice by electronic mail at
13least 4 days before the day fixed in said notice to show cause.
14 A like notice shall be mailed to the person or persons
15making the application to have the name upon such register
16erased to appear and show cause why the name should be erased,
17the notice to set out the day and hour of such hearing. If the
18voter making such application fails to appear before the Clerk
19at the time set for the hearing as fixed in the said notice or
20fails to show cause why the name upon such register shall be
21erased, the application may be dismissed by the County Clerk.
22 Any voter making such application or applications shall be
23privileged from arrest while presenting the same to the County
24Clerk, and whilst going to and returning from the office of the
25County Clerk.
26(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13.)

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1 (10 ILCS 5/5-16.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-16.2)
2 Sec. 5-16.2. (a) The county clerk shall appoint all
3municipal and township clerks or their duly authorized deputies
4as deputy registrars who may accept the registration of all
5qualified residents of the State.
6 The county clerk shall appoint all precinct
7committeepersons in the county as deputy registrars who may
8accept the registration of any qualified resident of the State,
9except during the 27 days preceding an election.
10 The county clerk shall appoint each of the following named
11persons as deputy registrars upon the written request of such
12persons:
13 1. The chief librarian, or a qualified person
14 designated by the chief librarian, of any public library
15 situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept
16 the registrations of any qualified resident of the State,
17 at such library.
18 2. The principal, or a qualified person designated by
19 the principal, of any high school, elementary school, or
20 vocational school situated within the election
21 jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any
22 resident of the State, at such school. The county clerk
23 shall notify every principal and vice-principal of each
24 high school, elementary school, and vocational school
25 situated within the election jurisdiction of their

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1 eligibility to serve as deputy registrars and offer
2 training courses for service as deputy registrars at
3 conveniently located facilities at least 4 months prior to
4 every election.
5 3. The president, or a qualified person designated by
6 the president, of any university, college, community
7 college, academy or other institution of learning situated
8 within the election jurisdiction, who may accept the
9 registrations of any resident of the State, at such
10 university, college, community college, academy or
11 institution.
12 4. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona fide
13 labor organization, or a reasonable number of qualified
14 members designated by such official, who may accept the
15 registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
16 5. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona fide
17 State civic organization, as defined and determined by rule
18 of the State Board of Elections, or qualified members
19 designated by such official, who may accept the
20 registration of any qualified resident of the State. In
21 determining the number of deputy registrars that shall be
22 appointed, the county clerk shall consider the population
23 of the jurisdiction, the size of the organization, the
24 geographic size of the jurisdiction, convenience for the
25 public, the existing number of deputy registrars in the
26 jurisdiction and their location, the registration

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1 activities of the organization and the need to appoint
2 deputy registrars to assist and facilitate the
3 registration of non-English speaking individuals. In no
4 event shall a county clerk fix an arbitrary number
5 applicable to every civic organization requesting
6 appointment of its members as deputy registrars. The State
7 Board of Elections shall by rule provide for certification
8 of bona fide State civic organizations. Such appointments
9 shall be made for a period not to exceed 2 years,
10 terminating on the first business day of the month
11 following the month of the general election, and shall be
12 valid for all periods of voter registration as provided by
13 this Code during the terms of such appointments.
14 6. The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or a
15 reasonable number of employees designated by the Director
16 and located at public aid offices, who may accept the
17 registration of any qualified resident of the county at any
18 such public aid office.
19 7. The Director of the Illinois Department of
20 Employment Security, or a reasonable number of employees
21 designated by the Director and located at unemployment
22 offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified
23 resident of the county at any such unemployment office.
24 8. The president of any corporation as defined by the
25 Business Corporation Act of 1983, or a reasonable number of
26 employees designated by such president, who may accept the

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1 registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
2 If the request to be appointed as deputy registrar is
3denied, the county clerk shall, within 10 days after the date
4the request is submitted, provide the affected individual or
5organization with written notice setting forth the specific
6reasons or criteria relied upon to deny the request to be
7appointed as deputy registrar.
8 The county clerk may appoint as many additional deputy
9registrars as he considers necessary. The county clerk shall
10appoint such additional deputy registrars in such manner that
11the convenience of the public is served, giving due
12consideration to both population concentration and area. Some
13of the additional deputy registrars shall be selected so that
14there are an equal number from each of the 2 major political
15parties in the election jurisdiction. The county clerk, in
16appointing an additional deputy registrar, shall make the
17appointment from a list of applicants submitted by the Chair
18Chairman of the County Central Committee of the applicant's
19political party. A Chair Chairman of a County Central Committee
20shall submit a list of applicants to the county clerk by
21November 30 of each year. The county clerk may require a Chair
22Chairman of a County Central Committee to furnish a
23supplemental list of applicants.
24 Deputy registrars may accept registrations at any time
25other than the 27 day period preceding an election. All persons
26appointed as deputy registrars shall be registered voters

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1within the county and shall take and subscribe to the following
2oath or affirmation:
3 "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I
4will support the Constitution of the United States, and the
5Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will
6faithfully discharge the duties of the office of deputy
7registrar to the best of my ability and that I will register no
8person nor cause the registration of any person except upon his
9personal application before me.
10
...............................
11
(Signature of Deputy Registrar)"
12 This oath shall be administered by the county clerk, or by
13one of his deputies, or by any person qualified to take
14acknowledgement of deeds and shall immediately thereafter be
15filed with the county clerk.
16 Appointments of deputy registrars under this Section,
17except precinct committeepersons committeemen, shall be for
182-year terms, commencing on December 1 following the general
19election of each even-numbered year, except that the terms of
20the initial appointments shall be until December 1st following
21the next general election. Appointments of precinct
22committeepersons committeemen shall be for 2-year terms
23commencing on the date of the county convention following the
24general primary at which they were elected. The county clerk
25shall issue a certificate of appointment to each deputy
26registrar, and shall maintain in his office for public

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1inspection a list of the names of all appointees.
2 (b) The county clerk shall be responsible for training all
3deputy registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a), at
4times and locations reasonably convenient for both the county
5clerk and such appointees. The county clerk shall be
6responsible for certifying and supervising all deputy
7registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a). Deputy
8registrars appointed under subsection (a) shall be subject to
9removal for cause.
10 (c) Completed registration materials under the control of
11deputy registrars, appointed pursuant to subsection (a), shall
12be returned to the appointing election authority by first-class
13mail within 2 business days or personal delivery within 7 days,
14except that completed registration materials received by the
15deputy registrars during the period between the 35th and 28th
16day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy
17registrars to the appointing election authority within 48 hours
18after receipt thereof. The completed registration materials
19received by the deputy registrars on the 28th day preceding an
20election shall be returned by the deputy registrars within 24
21hours after receipt thereof. Unused materials shall be returned
22by deputy registrars appointed pursuant to paragraph 4 of
23subsection (a), not later than the next working day following
24the close of registration.
25 (d) The county clerk or board of election commissioners, as
26the case may be, must provide any additional forms requested by

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1any deputy registrar regardless of the number of unaccounted
2registration forms the deputy registrar may have in his or her
3possession.
4 (e) No deputy registrar shall engage in any electioneering
5or the promotion of any cause during the performance of his or
6her duties.
7 (f) The county clerk shall not be criminally or civilly
8liable for the acts or omissions of any deputy registrar. Such
9deputy registers shall not be deemed to be employees of the
10county clerk.
11 (g) Completed registration materials returned by deputy
12registrars for persons residing outside the county shall be
13transmitted by the county clerk within 2 days after receipt to
14the election authority of the person's election jurisdiction of
15residence.
16(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)
17 (10 ILCS 5/5-29) (from Ch. 46, par. 5-29)
18 Sec. 5-29. Upon application to vote, except as hereinafter
19provided for absent electors, each registered elector shall
20sign his name or make his mark as the case may be, on a
21certificate substantially as follows:
22
"Certificate of Registered Voter
23Town of................District or Precinct Number..........;
24City of................Ward...............Precinct..........;
25Village of................................Precinct..........;

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1Election.....................................................
2 (date) (month) (year)
3Registration record
4Checked by.....................
5Voter's number..................
6
Instruction to voters
7 Sign this certificate and hand it to the election officer
8in charge. After the registration record has been checked, the
9officer will hand it back to you. Whereupon you shall present
10it to the officer in charge of the ballots.
11 I hereby certify that I am registered from the address
12below and am qualified to vote.
13
Signature of voter ...............
14
Residence address ..............."
15 An individual shall not be required to provide his social
16security number when applying for a ballot. He shall not be
17denied a ballot, nor shall his ballot be challenged, solely
18because of his refusal to provide his social security number.
19Nothing in this Act prevents an individual from being requested
20to provide his social security number when the individual
21applies for a ballot. If, however, the certificate contains a
22space for the individual's social security number, the
23following notice shall appear on the certificate, immediately
24above such space, in bold-face capital letters, in type the
25size of which equals the largest type on the certificate:
26 "THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR A BALLOT WITH THIS DOCUMENT IS

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1NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. HE
2OR SHE MAY NOT BE DENIED A BALLOT, NOR SHALL HIS OR HER BALLOT
3BE CHALLENGED, SOLELY BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER REFUSAL TO PROVIDE
4HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER."
5 Certificates as above prescribed shall be furnished by the
6county clerk for all elections.
7 The Judges in charge of the precinct registration files
8shall compare the signature upon such certificate with the
9signature on the registration record card as a means of
10identifying the voter. Unless satisfied by such comparison that
11the applicant to vote is the identical person who is registered
12under the same name, the Judges shall ask such applicant the
13questions for identification which appear on the registration
14card and if the applicant does not prove to the satisfaction of
15a majority of the judges of the election precinct that he is
16the identical person registered under the name in question then
17the vote for such applicant shall be challenged by a Judge of
18Election, and the same procedure followed as provided by law
19for challenged voters.
20 In case the elector is unable to sign his name, a Judge of
21Election shall check the data on the registration card and
22shall check the address given, with the registered address, in
23order to determine whether he is entitled to vote.
24 One of the Judges of election shall check the certificate
25of each applicant for a ballot after the registration record
26has been examined and shall sign his initials on the

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1certificate in the space provided therefor, and shall enter
2upon such certificate the number of the voter in the place
3provided therefor, and make an entry in the voting record space
4on the registration record, to indicate whether or not the
5applicant voted. Such judge shall then hand such certificate
6back to the applicant in case he is permitted to vote, and such
7applicant shall hand it to the judge of election in charge of
8the ballots. The certificates of the voters shall be filed in
9the order in which they are received and shall constitute an
10official poll record. The term "Poll Lists" and "Poll Books"
11where used in this article 5 shall be construed to apply to
12such official poll records.
13 After each general primary election the county clerk shall
14indicate by color code or other means next to the name of each
15registrant on the list of registered voters in each precinct
16the primary ballot of a political party that the registrant
17requested at that general primary election. The county clerk,
18within 60 days after the general primary election, shall
19provide a copy of this coded list to the chair chairman of the
20county central committee of each established political party or
21to the chair's chairman's duly authorized representative.
22 Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
23Act of 1983, the county clerk shall provide to the chair
24chairman of the county central committee of each established
25political party or to the chair's chairman's duly authorized
26representative the list of registered voters in each precinct

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1at the time of the general primary election of 1982 and shall
2indicate on such list by color code or other means next to the
3name of a registrant the primary ballot of a political party
4that the registrant requested at the general primary election
5of 1982.
6 The county clerk may charge a fee to reimburse the actual
7cost of duplicating each copy of a list provided under either
8of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
9 Where an elector makes application to vote by signing and
10presenting the certificate provided by this Section, and his
11registration record card is not found in the precinct registry
12of voters, but his name appears as that of a registered voter
13in such precinct upon the printed precinct list of voters and
14whose name has not been erased or withdrawn from such register,
15it shall be the duty of one of the Judges of Election to
16require an affidavit by such person and two voters residing in
17the precinct before the judges of election that he is the same
18person whose name appears upon the precinct register and that
19he resides in the precinct stating the street number of his
20residence. Forms for such affidavit shall be supplied by the
21county clerk for all elections. Upon the making of such
22affidavit and the presentation of his certificate such elector
23shall be entitled to vote. All affidavits made under this
24paragraph shall be preserved and returned to the county clerk
25in an envelope. It shall be the duty of the county clerk within
2630 days after such election to take steps provided by Section

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15-27 of this article 5 for the execution of new registration
2affidavits by electors who have voted under the provisions of
3this paragraph.
4 Provided, however, that the applications for ballots made
5by registered voters and under the provisions of article 19 of
6this act shall be accepted by the Judges of Election in lieu of
7the "certificate of registered voter" provided for in this
8section.
9 When the county clerk delivers to the judges of election
10for use at the polls a supplemental or consolidated list of the
11printed precinct register, he shall give a copy of the
12supplemental or consolidated list to the chair chairman of a
13county central committee of an established political party or
14to the chair's chairman's duly authorized representative.
15 Whenever two or more elections occur simultaneously, the
16election authority charged with the duty of providing
17application certificates may prescribe the form thereof so that
18a voter is required to execute only one, indicating in which of
19the elections he desires to vote.
20 After the signature has been verified, the judges shall
21determine in which political subdivisions the voter resides by
22use of the information contained on the voter registration
23cards or the separate registration lists or other means
24approved by the State Board of Elections and prepared and
25supplied by the election authority. The voter's certificate
26shall be so marked by the judges as to show the respective

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1ballots which the voter is given.
2(Source: P.A. 84-809; 84-832.)
3 (10 ILCS 5/6-24) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-24)
4 Sec. 6-24. Within 20 days after such first appointment
5shall be made, such commissioners shall organize as a board by
6electing one of their number as chair chairman and one as
7secretary, and they shall perform the duties incident to such
8offices. And upon every new appointment of a commissioner, such
9board shall reorganize in like manner. Each commissioner,
10before taking his seat in such board, shall take an oath of
11office before the court, which in substance shall be in the
12following form:
13 "I, .... do solemnly swear, (or affirm) that I am a citizen
14of the United States, and have resided in the State of Illinois
15for a period of 2 years last past, and that I am a legal voter
16and resident of the jurisdiction of the .......... Board of
17Election Commissioners. That I will support the Constitution of
18the United States and of the State of Illinois, and the laws
19passed in pursuance thereof, to the best of my ability, and
20will faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of the office
21of election commissioner."
22 Where the 2 year residence requirement is waived by the
23appointing court, the provision pertaining to the 2 year
24residence requirement shall be omitted from the oath of office.
25 Which oath, when subscribed and sworn to before such court

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1shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of said county
2and be there preserved. Such commissioner shall also, before
3taking such oath, give an official bond in the sum of
4$10,000.00 with two securities, to be approved by said court,
5conditioned for the faithful and honest performance of his
6duties and the preservation of the property of his office. Such
7board of commissioners shall at once secure and open an office
8sufficient for the purposes of such board, which shall be kept
9open during ordinary business hours of each week day and such
10other days and such other times as the board may direct or as
11otherwise required by law, legal holidays excepted; provided
12that such office shall be kept open from the time of opening
13the polls on the day of any election, primary or general, and
14until all returns of that election have been received from each
15precinct under the jurisdiction of such Board. Upon the opening
16of such office the county clerk of the county in which such
17city, village or incorporated town is situated shall, upon
18demand, turn over to such board all registry books,
19registration record cards, poll books, tally sheets and ballot
20boxes heretofore used and all other books, forms, blanks and
21stationery of every description in his hands in any way
22relating to elections or the holding of elections within such
23city, village or incorporated town.
24(Source: P.A. 80-1437.)
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1 Sec. 6-44. Any voter or voters in the ward, village or
2incorporated town containing such precinct, and any precinct
3committeeperson committeeman in the county, may, between the
4hours of nine o'clock a.m. and six p.m. of Monday and Tuesday
5of the second week prior to the week in which such election is
6to be held make application in writing, before such board of
7election commissioners, to have any name upon such register of
8any precinct erased. However, in municipalities having a
9population of more than 500,000 and having a board of election
10commissioners (except as otherwise provided for such
11municipalities in Section 6-60 of this Article) and in all
12cities, villages and incorporated towns within the
13jurisdiction of such board, such application shall be made
14between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and six o'clock p.m. of
15Monday and Tuesday of the second week prior to the week in
16which such election is to be held. Such application shall be,
17in substance, in the words and figures following:
18 "I being a qualified voter, registered from No. .... street
19in the .... precinct of the .... ward of the city (village or
20town) of .... do hereby solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have
21personal knowledge that .... registered from No. .... street is
22not a qualified voter in the .... precinct of the .... ward of
23the city (village or town) of .... and hence I ask that his
24name be erased from the register of such precinct for the
25following reason ....
26 Affiant further says that he has personal knowledge of the

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1facts set forth in the above affidavit.
2
(Signed)....
3 Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
4
....
5
...."
6 Such application shall be signed and sworn to by the
7applicant before any member of the board or the clerk thereof
8and filed with said board. Thereupon notice of such
9application, with a demand to appear before the board of
10election commissioners and show cause why his name shall not be
11erased from said register, shall be personally served upon such
12person or left at his place of residence indicated in such
13register, or in the case of a homeless individual, at his or
14her mailing address, by a messenger of said board of election
15commissioners, and, as to the manner and time of serving such
16notice such messenger shall make affidavit; the messenger shall
17also make affidavit of the fact in case he cannot find such
18person or his place of residence, and that he went to the place
19named on such register as his or her place of residence. Such
20notice shall be served at least one day before the time fixed
21for such party to show cause.
22 The commissioners shall also cause a like notice or demand
23to be sent by mail duly stamped and directed, to such person,
24to the address upon the register at least 2 days before the day
25fixed in the notice to show cause.
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1making the application to have the name upon such register
2erased to appear and show cause why said name shall be erased,
3the notice to set out the day and hour of such hearing. If the
4voter making such application fails to appear before said board
5at the time set for the hearing as fixed in the notice or fails
6to show cause why the name upon such register shall be erased,
7the application may be dismissed by the board.
8 Any voter making such application or applications shall be
9privileged from arrest while presenting the same to the board
10of election commissioners, and while going to and returning
11from the board of election commissioners.
12(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)
13 (10 ILCS 5/6-50.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-50.2)
14 Sec. 6-50.2. (a) The board of election commissioners shall
15appoint all precinct committeepersons in the election
16jurisdiction as deputy registrars who may accept the
17registration of any qualified resident of the State, except
18during the 27 days preceding an election.
19 The board of election commissioners shall appoint each of
20the following named persons as deputy registrars upon the
21written request of such persons:
22 1. The chief librarian, or a qualified person
23 designated by the chief librarian, of any public library
24 situated within the election jurisdiction, who may accept
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1 at such library.
2 2. The principal, or a qualified person designated by
3 the principal, of any high school, elementary school, or
4 vocational school situated within the election
5 jurisdiction, who may accept the registrations of any
6 resident of the State, at such school. The board of
7 election commissioners shall notify every principal and
8 vice-principal of each high school, elementary school, and
9 vocational school situated in the election jurisdiction of
10 their eligibility to serve as deputy registrars and offer
11 training courses for service as deputy registrars at
12 conveniently located facilities at least 4 months prior to
13 every election.
14 3. The president, or a qualified person designated by
15 the president, of any university, college, community
16 college, academy or other institution of learning situated
17 within the State, who may accept the registrations of any
18 resident of the election jurisdiction, at such university,
19 college, community college, academy or institution.
20 4. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona fide
21 labor organization, or a reasonable number of qualified
22 members designated by such official, who may accept the
23 registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
24 5. A duly elected or appointed official of a bona fide
25 State civic organization, as defined and determined by rule
26 of the State Board of Elections, or qualified members

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1 designated by such official, who may accept the
2 registration of any qualified resident of the State. In
3 determining the number of deputy registrars that shall be
4 appointed, the board of election commissioners shall
5 consider the population of the jurisdiction, the size of
6 the organization, the geographic size of the jurisdiction,
7 convenience for the public, the existing number of deputy
8 registrars in the jurisdiction and their location, the
9 registration activities of the organization and the need to
10 appoint deputy registrars to assist and facilitate the
11 registration of non-English speaking individuals. In no
12 event shall a board of election commissioners fix an
13 arbitrary number applicable to every civic organization
14 requesting appointment of its members as deputy
15 registrars. The State Board of Elections shall by rule
16 provide for certification of bona fide State civic
17 organizations. Such appointments shall be made for a period
18 not to exceed 2 years, terminating on the first business
19 day of the month following the month of the general
20 election, and shall be valid for all periods of voter
21 registration as provided by this Code during the terms of
22 such appointments.
23 6. The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or a
24 reasonable number of employees designated by the Director
25 and located at public aid offices, who may accept the
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1 jurisdiction at any such public aid office.
2 7. The Director of the Illinois Department of
3 Employment Security, or a reasonable number of employees
4 designated by the Director and located at unemployment
5 offices, who may accept the registration of any qualified
6 resident of the election jurisdiction at any such
7 unemployment office. If the request to be appointed as
8 deputy registrar is denied, the board of election
9 commissioners shall, within 10 days after the date the
10 request is submitted, provide the affected individual or
11 organization with written notice setting forth the
12 specific reasons or criteria relied upon to deny the
13 request to be appointed as deputy registrar.
14 8. The president of any corporation, as defined by the
15 Business Corporation Act of 1983, or a reasonable number of
16 employees designated by such president, who may accept the
17 registrations of any qualified resident of the State.
18 The board of election commissioners may appoint as many
19additional deputy registrars as it considers necessary. The
20board of election commissioners shall appoint such additional
21deputy registrars in such manner that the convenience of the
22public is served, giving due consideration to both population
23concentration and area. Some of the additional deputy
24registrars shall be selected so that there are an equal number
25from each of the 2 major political parties in the election
26jurisdiction. The board of election commissioners, in

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1appointing an additional deputy registrar, shall make the
2appointment from a list of applicants submitted by the Chair
3Chairman of the County Central Committee of the applicant's
4political party. A Chair Chairman of a County Central Committee
5shall submit a list of applicants to the board by November 30
6of each year. The board may require a Chair Chairman of a
7County Central Committee to furnish a supplemental list of
8applicants.
9 Deputy registrars may accept registrations at any time
10other than the 27 day period preceding an election. All persons
11appointed as deputy registrars shall be registered voters
12within the election jurisdiction and shall take and subscribe
13to the following oath or affirmation:
14 "I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I
15will support the Constitution of the United States, and the
16Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will
17faithfully discharge the duties of the office of registration
18officer to the best of my ability and that I will register no
19person nor cause the registration of any person except upon his
20personal application before me.
21
....................................
22
(Signature of Registration Officer)"
23 This oath shall be administered and certified to by one of
24the commissioners or by the executive director or by some
25person designated by the board of election commissioners, and
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1election commissioners. The members of the board of election
2commissioners and all persons authorized by them under the
3provisions of this Article to take registrations, after
4themselves taking and subscribing to the above oath, are
5authorized to take or administer such oaths and execute such
6affidavits as are required by this Article.
7 Appointments of deputy registrars under this Section,
8except precinct committeepersons committeemen, shall be for
92-year terms, commencing on December 1 following the general
10election of each even-numbered year, except that the terms of
11the initial appointments shall be until December 1st following
12the next general election. Appointments of precinct
13committeepersons committeemen shall be for 2-year terms
14commencing on the date of the county convention following the
15general primary at which they were elected. The county clerk
16shall issue a certificate of appointment to each deputy
17registrar, and shall maintain in his office for public
18inspection a list of the names of all appointees.
19 (b) The board of election commissioners shall be
20responsible for training all deputy registrars appointed
21pursuant to subsection (a), at times and locations reasonably
22convenient for both the board of election commissioners and
23such appointees. The board of election commissioners shall be
24responsible for certifying and supervising all deputy
25registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a). Deputy
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1removal for cause.
2 (c) Completed registration materials under the control of
3deputy registrars appointed pursuant to subsection (a) shall be
4returned to the appointing election authority by first-class
5mail within 2 business days or personal delivery within 7 days,
6except that completed registration materials received by the
7deputy registrars during the period between the 35th and 28th
8day preceding an election shall be returned by the deputy
9registrars to the appointing election authority within 48 hours
10after receipt thereof. The completed registration materials
11received by the deputy registrars on the 28th day preceding an
12election shall be returned by the deputy registrars within 24
13hours after receipt thereof. Unused materials shall be returned
14by deputy registrars appointed pursuant to paragraph 4 of
15subsection (a), not later than the next working day following
16the close of registration.
17 (d) The county clerk or board of election commissioners, as
18the case may be, must provide any additional forms requested by
19any deputy registrar regardless of the number of unaccounted
20registration forms the deputy registrar may have in his or her
21possession.
22 (e) No deputy registrar shall engage in any electioneering
23or the promotion of any cause during the performance of his or
24her duties.
25 (f) The board of election commissioners shall not be
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1deputy registrar. Such deputy registrars shall not be deemed to
2be employees of the board of election commissioners.
3 (g) Completed registration materials returned by deputy
4registrars for persons residing outside the election
5jurisdiction shall be transmitted by the board of election
6commissioners within 2 days after receipt to the election
7authority of the person's election jurisdiction of residence.
8(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)
9 (10 ILCS 5/6-60) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-60)
10 Sec. 6-60. Immediately after the last registration day
11before any election, except as is otherwise provided in Section
126-43 of this Article, the board of election commissioners shall
13prepare and print precinct registers in the manner provided by
14Section 6-43 of this article, and make such copies available to
15any person applying therefor. Provided, however, that in
16cities, villages and incorporated towns of less than 200,000
17inhabitants such printed lists shall be prepared only before a
18general election. On the precinct registers, the board of
19election commissioners shall indicate, by italics, asterisk,
20or other means, the names of all persons who have registered
21since the last regularly scheduled election in the consolidated
22schedule of elections established in Section 2A-1.1 of this
23Act.
24 Prior to the general election of even-numbered years, all
25boards of election commissioners shall give the precinct

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1registers to the chair chairman of a county central committee
2of an established political party, as such party is defined in
3Section 10-2 of this Act, or to the chair's chairman's duly
4authorized representative. Within 30 days of the effective date
5of this Amendatory Act of 1983, all boards of election
6commissioners shall give the precinct registers compiled prior
7to the general November election of 1982 to the chair chairman
8of a county central committee of an established political party
9or to the chair's chairman's duly authorized representative.
10 For the first registration under this article, such
11precinct register shall be printed and available to any person
12upon application therefor at least three days before the first
13day upon which any voter may make application in writing to
14have any name erased from the register as provided by Section
156-44 of this Article. For subsequent registrations, such
16registers, except as otherwise provided in this section for
17municipalities of more than 500,000, shall be printed and shall
18be available to any person upon application at least five days
19before the first day upon which any voter may make application
20in writing to have any name erased from the register.
21 Application to have a name upon such register erased may be
22made in the manner provided by Section 6-44 of this Article,
23and applications to erase names, complete registration, or to
24register or restore names shall be heard in the same manner as
25is provided by Section 6-45 of this Article, with application
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1provided in Sections 6-46 and 6-47. The rights conferred and
2the times specified by these sections with respect to the first
3election under this article shall also apply to succeeding
4registrations and elections. Provided, however, that in
5municipalities having a population of more than 500,000, and
6having a Board of Election Commissioners, as to all elections,
7registrations for which are made solely with the Board of
8Election Commissioners, and where no general precinct
9registrations were provided for or held within twenty-eight
10days before the election, an application to have a name upon
11such register erased, as provided for in Section 6-44, shall be
12made within two days after the publication of the printed
13precinct register, and the Board of Election Commissioners
14shall announce its decision on such applications within four
15days after said applications are made, and within four days
16after its decision on such applications shall cause a
17supplemental printed precinct register showing such correction
18as may be necessary by reason of such decision to be printed in
19like manner as hereinabove provided in Section 6-43 hereof, and
20upon application a copy of the same shall be given to any
21person applying therefor. Such list shall have printed on the
22bottom thereof the facsimile signatures of the members of the
23board of election commissioners. Said supplemental printed
24precinct register shall be prima facie evidence that the
25electors whose names appear thereon are entitled to vote. If
26the dates specified in this Article as to applications to

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1complete or erase registrations or as to proceedings before the
2Board of Election Commissioners or the circuit court in the
3first registration under this Article shall not be applicable
4to any subsequent primary or regular or special election, the
5Board of Election Commissioners shall, with the approval of the
6circuit court, adopt and publish a schedule of dates which
7shall permit equal intervals of time therefor as are provided
8for such first registrations.
9 After action by the Board of Election Commissioners and by
10the circuit court, a supplemental list shall be prepared and
11made available in the manner provided by Section 6-48 of this
12Article.
13 Within 60 days after each general election the board of
14election commissioners shall indicate by italics, asterisk, or
15other means, on the list of registered voters in each precinct,
16each registrant who voted at that general election, and shall
17provide a copy of such list to the chair chairman of the county
18central committee of each established political party or to the
19chair's chairman's duly authorized representative.
20 Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
21Act of 1983, the board of election commissioners shall indicate
22by italics, asterisk, or other means, on the list of registered
23voters in each precinct, each registrant who voted at the
24general election of 1982, and shall provide a copy of such
25coded list to the chair chairman of the county central
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1chairman's duly authorized representative.
2 The board of election commissioners may charge a fee to
3reimburse the actual cost of duplicating each copy of a list
4provided under either of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
5(Source: P.A. 83-1263.)
6 (10 ILCS 5/6-66) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-66)
7 Sec. 6-66. Upon application to vote each registered elector
8shall sign his name or make his mark as the case may be, on a
9certificate substantially as follows:
10
"CERTIFICATE OF REGISTERED VOTER
11 City of ................. Ward .... Precinct .... Election
12...............(Date).......(Month)...........(Year)
13Registration Record ....... Checked by ............... Voter's
14number ....
15
INSTRUCTION TO VOTERS
16 Sign this certificate and hand it to the election officers
17in charge. After the registration record has been checked, the
18officer will hand it back to you. Whereupon you shall present
19it to the officer in charge of the ballots.
20 I hereby certify that I am registered from the address
21below and am qualified to vote.
22
Signature of voter ................
23
Residence address ................"
24 An individual shall not be required to provide his social
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1denied a ballot, nor shall his ballot be challenged, solely
2because of his refusal to provide his social security number.
3Nothing in this Act prevents an individual from being requested
4to provide his social security number when the individual
5applies for a ballot. If, however, the certificate contains a
6space for the individual's social security number, the
7following notice shall appear on the certificate, immediately
8above such space, in bold-face capital letters, in type the
9size of which equals the largest type on the certificate:
10 "THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR A BALLOT WITH THIS DOCUMENT IS
11NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. HE
12OR SHE MAY NOT BE DENIED A BALLOT, NOR SHALL HIS OR HER BALLOT
13BE CHALLENGED, SOLELY BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER REFUSAL TO PROVIDE
14HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER."
15 The applications of each State-wide political party at a
16primary election shall be separately printed upon paper of
17uniform quality, texture and size, but the applications of no 2
18State-wide political parties shall be of the same color or
19tint. If the election authority provides computer generated
20applications with the precinct, ballot style, and voter's name
21and address preprinted on the application, a single application
22may be used for State-wide political parties if it contains
23spaces or check-off boxes to indicate the political party. Such
24applications may contain spaces or check-off boxes permitting
25the voter to also request a primary ballot of any political
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1and for which a primary is conducted on the same election day.
2Such applications shall not entitle the voter to vote in both
3the primary of a State-wide political party and the primary of
4a local political party with respect to the offices of the same
5political subdivision or to vote in the primary of more than
6one State-wide political party on the same day.
7 The judges in charge of the precinct registration files
8shall compare the signature upon such certificate with the
9signature on the registration record card as a means of
10identifying the voter. Unless satisfied by such comparison that
11the applicant to vote is the identical person who is registered
12under the same name, the judges shall ask such applicant the
13questions for identification which appear on the registration
14card, and if the applicant does not prove to the satisfaction
15of a majority of the judges of the election precinct that he is
16the identical person registered under the name in question then
17the vote of such applicant shall be challenged by a judge of
18election, and the same procedure followed as provided in this
19Article and Act for challenged voters.
20 In case the elector is unable to sign his name, a judge of
21election shall check the data on the registration card and
22shall check the address given, with the registered address, in
23order to determine whether he is entitled to vote.
24 One of the judges of election shall check the certificate
25of such applicant for a ballot after the registration record
26has been examined, and shall sign his initials on the

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1certificate in the space provided therefor, and shall enter
2upon such certificate the number of the voter in the place
3provided therefor, and make an entry in the voting record space
4on the registration record, to indicate whether or not the
5applicant voted. Such judge shall then hand such certificate
6back to the applicant in case he is permitted to vote, and such
7applicant shall hand it to the judge of election in charge of
8the ballots. The certificates of the voters shall be filed in
9the order in which they are received and shall constitute an
10official poll record. The terms "poll lists" and "poll books",
11where used in this Article and Act, shall be construed to apply
12to such official poll record.
13 After each general primary election the board of election
14commissioners shall indicate by color code or other means next
15to the name of each registrant on the list of registered voters
16in each precinct the primary ballot of a political party that
17the registrant requested at the general primary election. The
18board of election commissioners, within 60 days after that
19general primary election, shall provide a copy of this coded
20list to the chairman of the county central committee of each
21established political party or to the chair's chairman's duly
22authorized representative.
23 Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory
24Act of 1983, the board of election commissioners shall provide
25to the chairman of the county central committee of each
26established political party or to the chair's chairman's duly

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1authorized representative the list of registered voters in each
2precinct at the time of the general primary election of 1982
3and shall indicate on such list by color code or other means
4next to the name of a registrant the primary ballot of a
5political party that the registrant requested at the general
6primary election of 1982.
7 The board of election commissioners may charge a fee to
8reimburse the actual cost of duplicating each copy of a list
9provided under either of the 2 preceding paragraphs.
10 Where an elector makes application to vote by signing and
11presenting the certificate provided by this Section, and his
12registration card is not found in the precinct registry of
13voters, but his name appears as that of a registered voter in
14such precinct upon the printed precinct register as corrected
15or revised by the supplemental list, or upon the consolidated
16list, if any provided by this Article and whose name has not
17been erased or withdrawn from such register, the printed
18precinct register as corrected or revised by the supplemental
19list, or consolidated list, if any, shall be prima facie
20evidence of the elector's right to vote upon compliance with
21the provisions hereinafter set forth in this Section. In such
22event it shall be the duty of one of the judges of election to
23require an affidavit by such person and 2 voters residing in
24the precinct before the judges of election that he is the same
25person whose name appears upon the printed precinct register as
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1list, if any, and that he resides in the precinct, stating the
2street and number of his residence, and upon the presentation
3of such affidavits, a certificate shall be issued to such
4elector, and upon the presentation of such certificate and
5affidavits, he shall be entitled to vote. Any elector whose
6name does not appear as a registered voter on the printed
7precinct register or supplemental list but who has a
8certificate issued by the board of election commissioners as
9provided in Section 6-43 of this Article, shall be entitled to
10vote upon the presentation of such certificate accompanied by
11the affidavits of 2 voters residing in the precinct that the
12elector is the same person described in such certificate and
13that he resides in the precinct, stating the street and number
14of his residence. Forms for all affidavits required hereunder
15shall be supplied by the board of election commissioners. All
16affidavits made under this paragraph shall be preserved and
17returned to the board of election commissioners in the manner
18provided by this Article and Article 18 of this Act. It shall
19be the duty of the board of election commissioners, within 30
20days after such election, to take the steps provided by Section
216-64 of this Article for the execution of new registration
22affidavits by electors who have voted under the provisions of
23this paragraph.
24 When the board of election commissioners delivers to the
25judges of election for use at the polls a supplemental or
26consolidated list of the printed precinct register, it shall

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1give a copy of the supplemental or consolidated list to the
2chair chairman of a county central committee of an established
3political party or to the chair's chairman's duly authorized
4representative.
5 Whenever 2 or more elections occur simultaneously, the
6election official or officials charged with the duty of
7providing application certificates may prescribe the form
8thereof so that a voter is required to execute only one,
9indicating in which of the elections he desires to vote.
10 After the signature has been verified, the judges shall
11determine in which political subdivisions the voter resides by
12use of the information contained on the voter registration
13cards or the separate registration lists or other means
14approved by the State Board of Elections and prepared and
15supplied by the election authority. The voter's certificate
16shall be so marked by the judges as to show the respective
17ballots which the voter is given.
18(Source: P.A. 84-809.)
19 (10 ILCS 5/6-70) (from Ch. 46, par. 6-70)
20 Sec. 6-70. Such election commissioners and the executive
21director of the Board of Election Commissioners shall be paid
22by the county. In counties having a population of 500,000 or
23more, the city first adopting the provisions of this Act shall
24pay the salary of the assistant executive director. In all
25other counties such salary shall be paid by the county. In

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1cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population
2less than 25,000 as determined by the last federal census, the
3election commissioners shall receive a salary of not less than
4$1,800 per annum. If the population is 25,000 or more but less
5than 40,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary
6of not less than $2,400 per annum, to be determined by the
7county board. If the population is 40,000 or more but less than
870,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary of not
9less than $2,100 per annum, to be determined by the county
10board. If the population is 70,000 or more but less than
11100,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary of
12not less than $2,700 per annum, to be determined by the county
13board. If the population is 100,000 or more but less than
142,000,000 the election commissioners shall receive a salary of
15not less than $3,200 per annum, to be determined by the county
16board. The chair chairman of a board of election commissioners,
17in counties with a population of less than 2,000,000, shall be
18paid by the county an additional amount equal to 10% of his
19salary as an election commissioner. If the population is less
20than 25,000 the executive director shall receive a salary of
21not less than $4,500 per annum. If the population is 25,000 or
22more but less than 40,000 the executive director shall receive
23a salary of not less than $8,000 per annum, and in such cities,
24villages and incorporated towns there may be employed one
25assistant executive director who shall receive a salary of not
26less than $6,000 per annum. If the population is 40,000 or more

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1but less than 70,000 the executive director shall receive a
2salary of not less than $9,500 per annum, and in such cities,
3villages and incorporated towns there may be employed one
4assistant executive director who shall receive a salary of not
5less than $7,500 per annum. If the population is 70,000 or more
6but less than 100,000 the executive director shall receive a
7salary of not less than $11,000 per annum, and in such cities,
8villages and incorporated towns there may be employed one
9assistant executive director who shall receive a salary of not
10less than $8,000 per annum. If the population is 100,000 or
11more but less than 2,000,000 the executive director shall
12receive a salary of not less than $12,000 per annum, and in
13such cities, villages and incorporated towns there may be
14employed one assistant executive director who shall receive a
15salary of not less than $8,000 per annum. It shall be the duty
16of the Board of Election Commissioners in such cities, villages
17and incorporated towns to fix the salary of the executive
18director and assistant executive director at the time of
19appointment of the clerk. In cities, villages and incorporated
20towns with a population greater than 2,000,000 the election
21commissioners shall receive a salary of not less than $21,000,
22provided, however, that the chair chairman of the Board of
23Election Commissioners shall receive a salary, as set by and
24from time to time changed by the Board of County Commissioners,
25of not less than $35,000 per annum and shall hold no other
26office. In cities, villages and incorporated towns with a

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1population greater than 2,000,000, such other election
2commissioners shall hold no other office. In cities, villages
3and incorporated towns with a population greater than 2,000,000
4the executive director and employees of the Board of Election
5Commissioners shall serve on a full-time basis and shall hold
6no other office. In cities, villages and incorporated towns
7with a population of greater than 2,000,000, no election
8commissioner, executive director nor employee shall
9participate in any manner, in any activity or interests of any
10political party or of any candidate for public office or for
11nomination thereof, nor participate in any political campaign
12for the nomination or election of candidates for public office.
13Violation of any provision hereof shall be cause for removal
14from office or dismissal, as the case may be; provided, that
15nothing contained herein shall be deemed to interfere with the
16right of any person to vote for any candidate or upon any issue
17as his reason and conscience may dictate nor interfere with the
18duties of his office. All expenses incurred by such Board of
19Election Commissioners shall be paid by such city.
20 The salaries and expenditures are to be audited by the
21chief circuit judge, who may designate an independent external
22auditor to perform the task, and the salaries and expenditures
23shall be paid by the county or city treasurer, as the case may
24be, upon the warrant of the chief circuit judge of any money in
25the county or city treasury, as the case may be, not otherwise
26appropriated. It shall also be the duty of the governing

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1authority of those counties and cities, respectively, to make
2provisions for the prompt payment of the salaries and
3expenditures.
4(Source: P.A. 86-874; 87-1052.)
5 (10 ILCS 5/6A-3) (from Ch. 46, par. 6A-3)
6 Sec. 6A-3. Commissioners; filling vacancies.
7 (a) If the county board adopts an ordinance providing for
8the establishment of a county board of election commissioners,
9or if a majority of the votes cast on a proposition submitted
10in accordance with Section 6A-2(a) are in favor of a county
11board of election commissioners, a county board of election
12commissioners shall be appointed in the same manner as is
13provided in Article 6 for boards of election commissioners in
14cities, villages and incorporated towns, except that the county
15board of election commissioners shall be appointed by the chair
16chairman of the county board rather than the circuit court.
17However, before any appointments are made, the appointing
18authority shall ascertain whether the county clerk desires to
19be a member of the county board of election commissioners. If
20the county clerk so desires, he shall be one of the members of
21the county board of election commissioners, and the appointing
22authority shall appoint only 2 other members.
23 (b) For any county board of election commissioners
24established under subsection (b) of Section 6A-1, within 30
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198th General Assembly, the chief judge of the circuit court of
2the county shall appoint 5 commissioners. At least 4 of those
3commissioners shall be selected from the 2 major established
4political parties of the State, with at least 2 from each of
5those parties. Such appointment shall be entered of record in
6the office of the County Clerk and the State Board of
7Elections. Those first appointed shall hold their offices for
8the period of one, 2, and 3 years respectively, and the judge
9appointing them shall designate the term for which each
10commissioner shall hold his or her office, whether for one, 2
11or 3 years except that no more than one commissioner from each
12major established political party may be designated the same
13term. After the initial term, each commissioner or his or her
14successor shall be appointed to a 3 year term. No elected
15official or former elected official who has been out of elected
16office for less than 2 years may be appointed to the board.
17Vacancies shall be filled by the chief judge of the circuit
18court within 30 days of the vacancy in a manner that maintains
19the foregoing political party representation.
20 (c) For any county board of election commissioners
21established under subsection (c) of Section 6A-1, within 30
22days after the conclusion of the election at which the
23proposition to establish a county board of election
24commissioners is approved by the voters, the municipal board
25shall apply to the circuit court of the county for the chief
26judge of the circuit court to appoint 2 additional

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1commissioners, one of whom shall be from each major established
2political party and neither of whom shall reside within the
3limits of the municipal board, so that 3 commissioners shall
4reside within the limits of the municipal board and 2 shall
5reside within the county but not within the municipality, as it
6may exist from time to time. Not more than 3 of the
7commissioners shall be members of the same major established
8political party. Vacancies shall be filled by the chief judge
9of the circuit court upon application of the remaining
10commissioners in a manner that maintains the foregoing
11geographical and political party representation.
12(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)
13 (10 ILCS 5/7-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-1)
14 Sec. 7-1. Application of Article.
15 (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Article, the
16nomination of all candidates for all elective State,
17congressional, judicial, and county officers, State's
18Attorneys (whether elected from a single county or from more
19than one county), city, village, and incorporated town and
20municipal officers, trustees of sanitary districts, township
21officers in townships of over 5,000 population coextensive with
22or included wholly within cities or villages not under the
23commission form of government, precinct, township, ward, and
24State central committeepersons committeemen, and delegates and
25alternate delegates to national nominating conventions by all

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1political parties, as defined in Section 7-2 of this Article 7,
2shall be made in the manner provided in this Article 7 and not
3otherwise. The nomination of candidates for electors of
4President and Vice President of the United States shall be made
5only in the manner provided for in Section 7-9 of this Article.
6 (b) This Article 7 shall not apply to (i) the nomination of
7candidates for school elections and township elections, except
8in those townships specifically mentioned in subsection (a) and
9except in those cases in which a township central committee
10determines under Section 6A-2 of the Township Law of 1874 or
11Section 45-55 of the Township Code that its candidates for
12township offices shall be nominated by primary in accordance
13with this Article, (ii) the nomination of park commissioners in
14park districts organized under the Park District Code, (iii)
15the nomination of officers of cities and villages organized
16under special charters, or (iv) the nomination of municipal
17officers for cities, villages, and incorporated towns with a
18population of 5,000 or less, except where a city, village, or
19incorporated town with a population of 5,000 or less has by
20ordinance determined that political parties shall nominate
21candidates for municipal office in the city, village, or
22incorporated town by primary in accordance with this Article.
23In that event, the municipal clerk shall certify the ordinance
24to the proper election officials no later than November 15 in
25the year preceding the consolidated primary election.
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1shall be construed, when used in this Article, to include
2supervisors.
3 (d) As provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-60 of
4the Illinois Municipal Code, a village may adopt a system of
5nonpartisan primary and general elections for the election of
6village officers.
7(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94; 89-5, eff. 1-1-96.)
8 (10 ILCS 5/7-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-2)
9 Sec. 7-2. A political party, which at the general election
10for State and county officers then next preceding a primary,
11polled more than 5 per cent of the entire vote cast in the
12State, is hereby declared to be a political party within the
13State, and shall nominate all candidates provided for in this
14Article 7 under the provisions hereof, and shall elect
15precinct, township, ward and State central committeepersons
16committeemen as herein provided.
17 A political party, which at the general election for State
18and county officers then next preceding a primary, cast more
19than 5 per cent of the entire vote cast within any
20congressional district, is hereby declared to be a political
21party within the meaning of this Article, within such
22congressional district, and shall nominate its candidate for
23Representative in Congress, under the provisions hereof. A
24political party, which at the general election for State and
25county officers then next preceding a primary, cast more than 5

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1per cent of the entire vote cast in any county, is hereby
2declared to be a political party within the meaning of this
3Article, within said county, and shall nominate all county
4officers in said county under the provisions hereof, and shall
5elect precinct, township, and ward committeepersons
6committeemen, as herein provided;
7 A political party, which at the municipal election for
8city, village or incorporated town officers then next preceding
9a primary, cast more than 5 per cent of the entire vote cast in
10any city or village, or incorporated town is hereby declared to
11be a political party within the meaning of this Article, within
12said city, village or incorporated town, and shall nominate all
13city, village or incorporated town officers in said city or
14village or incorporated town under the provisions hereof to the
15extent and in the cases provided in Section 7-1.
16 A political party, which at the municipal election for town
17officers then next preceding a primary, cast more than 5 per
18cent of the entire vote cast in said town, is hereby declared
19to be a political party within the meaning of this Article,
20within said town, and shall nominate all town officers in said
21town under the provisions hereof to the extent and in the cases
22provided in Section 7-1.
23 A political party, which at the municipal election in any
24other municipality or political subdivision, (except townships
25and school districts), for municipal or other officers therein
26then next preceding a primary, cast more than 5 per cent of the

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1entire vote cast in such municipality or political subdivision,
2is hereby declared to be a political party within the meaning
3of this Article, within said municipality or political
4subdivision, and shall nominate all municipal or other officers
5therein under the provisions hereof to the extent and in the
6cases provided in Section 7-1.
7 Provided, that no political organization or group shall be
8qualified as a political party hereunder, or given a place on a
9ballot, which organization or group is associated, directly or
10indirectly, with Communist, Fascist, Nazi or other un-American
11principles and engages in activities or propaganda designed to
12teach subservience to the political principles and ideals of
13foreign nations or the overthrow by violence of the established
14constitutional form of government of the United States and the
15State of Illinois.
16(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)
17 (10 ILCS 5/7-4) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-4)
18 Sec. 7-4. The following words and phrases in this Article 7
19shall, unless the same be inconsistent with the context, be
20construed as follows:
21 1. The word "primary" the primary elections provided for in
22this Article, which are the general primary, the consolidated
23primary, and for those municipalities which have annual
24partisan elections for any officer, the municipal primary held
256 weeks prior to the general primary election date in even

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1numbered years.
2 2. The definition of terms in Section 1-3 of this Act shall
3apply to this Article.
4 3. The word "precinct" a voting district heretofore or
5hereafter established by law within which all qualified
6electors vote at one polling place.
7 4. The words "state office" or "state officer", an office
8to be filled, or an officer to be voted for, by qualified
9electors of the entire state, including United States Senator
10and Congressman at large.
11 5. The words "congressional office" or "congressional
12officer", representatives in Congress.
13 6. The words "county office" or "county officer," include
14an office to be filled or an officer to be voted for, by the
15qualified electors of the entire county. "County office" or
16"county officer" also include the assessor and board of appeals
17and county commissioners and president of county board of Cook
18County, and county board members and the chair chairman of the
19county board in counties subject to "An Act relating to the
20composition and election of county boards in certain counties",
21enacted by the 76th General Assembly.
22 7. The words "city office" and "village office," and
23"incorporated town office" or "city officer" and "village
24officer", and "incorporated town officer" an office to be
25filled or an officer to be voted for by the qualified electors
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1 8. The words "town office" or "town officer", an office to
2be filled or an officer to be voted for by the qualified
3electors of an entire town.
4 9. The words "town" and "incorporated town" shall
5respectively be defined as in Section 1-3 of this Act.
6 10. The words "delegates and alternate delegates to
7National nominating conventions" include all delegates and
8alternate delegates to National nominating conventions whether
9they be elected from the state at large or from congressional
10districts or selected by State convention unless contrary and
11non-inclusive language specifically limits the term to one
12class.
13 11. "Judicial office" means a post held by a judge of the
14Supreme, Appellate or Circuit Court.
15(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)
16 (10 ILCS 5/7-7) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-7)
17 Sec. 7-7. For the purpose of making nominations in certain
18instances as provided in this Article and this Act, the
19following committees are authorized and shall constitute the
20central or managing committees of each political party, viz: A
21State central committee, whose responsibilities include, but
22are not limited to, filling by appointment vacancies in
23nomination for statewide offices, including but not limited to
24the office of United States Senator, a congressional committee
25for each congressional district, a county central committee for

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1each county, a municipal central committee for each city,
2incorporated town or village, a ward committeeperson
3committeeman for each ward in cities containing a population of
4500,000 or more; a township committeeperson committeeman for
5each township or part of a township that lies outside of cities
6having a population of 200,000 or more, in counties having a
7population of 2,000,000 or more; a precinct committeeperson
8committeeman for each precinct in counties having a population
9of less than 2,000,000; a county board district committee for
10each county board district created under Division 2-3 of the
11Counties Code; a State's Attorney committee for each group of 2
12or more counties which jointly elect a State's Attorney; a
13Superintendent of Multi-County Educational Service Region
14committee for each group of 2 or more counties which jointly
15elect a Superintendent of a Multi-County Educational Service
16Region; a judicial subcircuit committee in a judicial circuit
17divided into subcircuits for each judicial subcircuit in that
18circuit; and a board of review election district committee for
19each Cook County Board of Review election district.
20(Source: P.A. 93-541, eff. 8-18-03; 93-574, eff. 8-21-03;
2194-645, eff. 8-22-05.)
22 (10 ILCS 5/7-8) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-8)
23 Sec. 7-8. The State central committee shall be composed of
24one or two members from each congressional district in the
25State and shall be elected as follows:

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1
State Central Committee
2 (a) Within 30 days after January 1, 1984 (the effective
3date of Public Act 83-33), the State central committee of each
4political party shall certify to the State Board of Elections
5which of the following alternatives it wishes to apply to the
6State central committee of that party.
7 Alternative A. At the primary in 1970 and at the general
8primary election held every 4 years thereafter, each primary
9elector may vote for one candidate of his party for member of
10the State central committee for the congressional district in
11which he resides. The candidate receiving the highest number of
12votes shall be declared elected State central committeeperson
13committeeman from the district. A political party may, in lieu
14of the foregoing, by a majority vote of delegates at any State
15convention of such party, determine to thereafter elect the
16State central committeepersons committeemen in the manner
17following:
18 At the county convention held by such political party,
19State central committeepersons committeemen shall be elected
20in the same manner as provided in this Article for the election
21of officers of the county central committee, and such election
22shall follow the election of officers of the county central
23committee. Each elected ward, township or precinct
24committeeperson committeeman shall cast as his vote one vote
25for each ballot voted in his ward, township, part of a township
26or precinct in the last preceding primary election of his

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1political party. In the case of a county lying partially within
2one congressional district and partially within another
3congressional district, each ward, township or precinct
4committeeperson committeeman shall vote only with respect to
5the congressional district in which his ward, township, part of
6a township or precinct is located. In the case of a
7congressional district which encompasses more than one county,
8each ward, township or precinct committeeperson committeeman
9residing within the congressional district shall cast as his
10vote one vote for each ballot voted in his ward, township, part
11of a township or precinct in the last preceding primary
12election of his political party for one candidate of his party
13for member of the State central committee for the congressional
14district in which he resides and the Chair Chairman of the
15county central committee shall report the results of the
16election to the State Board of Elections. The State Board of
17Elections shall certify the candidate receiving the highest
18number of votes elected State central committeeperson
19committeeman for that congressional district.
20 The State central committee shall adopt rules to provide
21for and govern the procedures to be followed in the election of
22members of the State central committee.
23 After August 6, 1999 (the effective date of Public Act
2491-426), whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of Chair
25Chairman of a State central committee, or at the end of the
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1of each political party that has selected Alternative A shall
2elect a Chair Chairman who shall not be required to be a member
3of the State Central Committee. The Chair Chairman shall be a
4registered voter in this State and of the same political party
5as the State central committee.
6 Alternative B. Each congressional committee shall, within
730 days after the adoption of this alternative, appoint a
8person of the sex opposite that of the incumbent member for
9that congressional district to serve as an additional member of
10the State central committee until his or her successor is
11elected at the general primary election in 1986. Each
12congressional committee shall make this appointment by voting
13on the basis set forth in paragraph (e) of this Section. In
14each congressional district at the general primary election
15held in 1986 and every 4 years thereafter, the male candidate
16receiving the highest number of votes of the party's male
17candidates for State central committeeman, and the female
18candidate receiving the highest number of votes of the party's
19female candidates for State central committeewoman, shall be
20declared elected State central committeeman and State central
21committeewoman from the district. At the general primary
22election held in 1986 and every 4 years thereafter, if all a
23party's candidates for State central committeemen or State
24central committeewomen from a congressional district are of the
25same sex, the candidate receiving the highest number of votes
26shall be declared elected a State central committeeman or State

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1central committeewoman from the district, and, because of a
2failure to elect one male and one female to the committee, a
3vacancy shall be declared to exist in the office of the second
4member of the State central committee from the district. This
5vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the congressional
6committee of the political party, and the person appointed to
7fill the vacancy shall be a resident of the congressional
8district and of the sex opposite that of the committeeman or
9committeewoman elected at the general primary election. Each
10congressional committee shall make this appointment by voting
11on the basis set forth in paragraph (e) of this Section.
12 The Chair Chairman of a State central committee composed as
13provided in this Alternative B must be selected from the
14committee's members.
15 Except as provided for in Alternative A with respect to the
16selection of the Chair Chairman of the State central committee,
17under both of the foregoing alternatives, the State central
18committee of each political party shall be composed of members
19elected or appointed from the several congressional districts
20of the State, and of no other person or persons whomsoever. The
21members of the State central committee shall, within 41 days
22after each quadrennial election of the full committee, meet in
23the city of Springfield and organize by electing a Chair
24chairman, and may at such time elect such officers from among
25their own number (or otherwise), as they may deem necessary or
26expedient. The outgoing chair chairman of the State central

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1committee of the party shall, 10 days before the meeting,
2notify each member of the State central committee elected at
3the primary of the time and place of such meeting. In the
4organization and proceedings of the State central committee,
5each State central committeeman and State central
6committeewoman shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his
7or her congressional district by the primary electors of his or
8her party at the primary election immediately preceding the
9meeting of the State central committee. Whenever a vacancy
10occurs in the State central committee of any political party,
11the vacancy shall be filled by appointment of the chairmen of
12the county central committees of the political party of the
13counties located within the congressional district in which the
14vacancy occurs and, if applicable, the ward and township
15committeepersons committeemen of the political party in
16counties of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants located within the
17congressional district. If the congressional district in which
18the vacancy occurs lies wholly within a county of 2,000,000 or
19more inhabitants, the ward and township committeepersons
20committeemen of the political party in that congressional
21district shall vote to fill the vacancy. In voting to fill the
22vacancy, each chair chairman of a county central committee and
23each ward and township committeeperson committeeman in
24counties of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants shall have one vote
25for each ballot voted in each precinct of the congressional
26district in which the vacancy exists of his or her county,

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1township, or ward cast by the primary electors of his or her
2party at the primary election immediately preceding the meeting
3to fill the vacancy in the State central committee. The person
4appointed to fill the vacancy shall be a resident of the
5congressional district in which the vacancy occurs, shall be a
6qualified voter, and, in a committee composed as provided in
7Alternative B, shall be of the same sex as his or her
8predecessor. A political party may, by a majority vote of the
9delegates of any State convention of such party, determine to
10return to the election of State central committeeman and State
11central committeewoman by the vote of primary electors. Any
12action taken by a political party at a State convention in
13accordance with this Section shall be reported to the State
14Board of Elections by the chair chairman and secretary of such
15convention within 10 days after such action.
16
Ward, Township and Precinct Committeepersons Committeemen
17 (b) At the primary in 1972 and at the general primary
18election every 4 years thereafter, each primary elector in
19cities having a population of 200,000 or over may vote for one
20candidate of his party in his ward for ward committeeperson
21committeeman. Each candidate for ward committeeperson
22committeeman must be a resident of and in the ward where he
23seeks to be elected ward committeeperson committeeman. The one
24having the highest number of votes shall be such ward
25committeeperson committeeman of such party for such ward. At
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1election every 4 years thereafter, each primary elector in
2counties containing a population of 2,000,000 or more, outside
3of cities containing a population of 200,000 or more, may vote
4for one candidate of his party for township committeeperson
5committeeman. Each candidate for township committeeperson
6committeeman must be a resident of and in the township or part
7of a township (which lies outside of a city having a population
8of 200,000 or more, in counties containing a population of
92,000,000 or more), and in which township or part of a township
10he seeks to be elected township committeeperson committeeman.
11The one having the highest number of votes shall be such
12township committeeperson committeeman of such party for such
13township or part of a township. At the primary in 1970 and at
14the general primary election every 2 years thereafter, each
15primary elector, except in counties having a population of
162,000,000 or over, may vote for one candidate of his party in
17his precinct for precinct committeeperson committeeman. Each
18candidate for precinct committeeperson committeeman must be a
19bona fide resident of the precinct where he seeks to be elected
20precinct committeeperson committeeman. The one having the
21highest number of votes shall be such precinct committeeperson
22committeeman of such party for such precinct. The official
23returns of the primary shall show the name of the
24committeeperson committeeman of each political party.
25 Terms of Committeepersons Committeemen. All precinct
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1this Article shall continue as such committeepersons
2committeemen until the date of the primary to be held in the
3second year after their election. Except as otherwise provided
4in this Section for certain State central committeepersons
5committeemen who have 2 year terms, all State central
6committeepersons committeemen, township committeepersons
7committeemen and ward committeepersons committeemen shall
8continue as such committeepersons committeemen until the date
9of primary to be held in the fourth year after their election.
10However, a vacancy exists in the office of precinct
11committeeperson committeeman when a precinct committeeperson
12committeeman ceases to reside in the precinct in which he was
13elected and such precinct committeeperson committeeman shall
14thereafter neither have nor exercise any rights, powers or
15duties as committeeperson committeeman in that precinct, even
16if a successor has not been elected or appointed.
17 (c) The Multi-Township Central Committee shall consist of
18the precinct committeepersons committeemen of such party, in
19the multi-township assessing district formed pursuant to
20Section 2-10 of the Property Tax Code and shall be organized
21for the purposes set forth in Section 45-25 of the Township
22Code. In the organization and proceedings of the Multi-Township
23Central Committee each precinct committeeperson committeeman
24shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his precinct by
25the primary electors of his party at the primary at which he
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1
County Central Committee
2 (d) The county central committee of each political party in
3each county shall consist of the various township
4committeepersons committeemen, precinct committeepersons
5committeemen and ward committeepersons committeemen, if any,
6of such party in the county. In the organization and
7proceedings of the county central committee, each precinct
8committeeperson committeeman shall have one vote for each
9ballot voted in his precinct by the primary electors of his
10party at the primary at which he was elected; each township
11committeeperson committeeman shall have one vote for each
12ballot voted in his township or part of a township as the case
13may be by the primary electors of his party at the primary
14election for the nomination of candidates for election to the
15General Assembly immediately preceding the meeting of the
16county central committee; and in the organization and
17proceedings of the county central committee, each ward
18committeeperson committeeman shall have one vote for each
19ballot voted in his ward by the primary electors of his party
20at the primary election for the nomination of candidates for
21election to the General Assembly immediately preceding the
22meeting of the county central committee.
23
Cook County Board of Review Election District Committee
24 (d-1) Each board of review election district committee of
25each political party in Cook County shall consist of the
26various township committeepersons committeemen and ward

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1committeepersons committeemen, if any, of that party in the
2portions of the county composing the board of review election
3district. In the organization and proceedings of each of the 3
4election district committees, each township committeeperson
5committeeman shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his
6or her township or part of a township, as the case may be, by
7the primary electors of his or her party at the primary
8election immediately preceding the meeting of the board of
9review election district committee; and in the organization and
10proceedings of each of the 3 election district committees, each
11ward committeeperson committeeman shall have one vote for each
12ballot voted in his or her ward or part of that ward, as the
13case may be, by the primary electors of his or her party at the
14primary election immediately preceding the meeting of the board
15of review election district committee.
16
Congressional Committee
17 (e) The congressional committee of each party in each
18congressional district shall be composed of the chairmen of the
19county central committees of the counties composing the
20congressional district, except that in congressional districts
21wholly within the territorial limits of one county, the
22precinct committeepersons committeemen, township
23committeepersons committeemen and ward committeepersons
24committeemen, if any, of the party representing the precincts
25within the limits of the congressional district, shall compose
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1committeeman in each district shall be a member and the chair
2chairman or, when a district has 2 State central
3committeepersons committeemen, a co-chairperson co-chairman of
4the congressional committee, but shall not have the right to
5vote except in case of a tie.
6 In the organization and proceedings of congressional
7committees composed of precinct committeepersons committeemen
8or township committeepersons committeemen or ward
9committeepersons committeemen, or any combination thereof,
10each precinct committeeperson committeeman shall have one vote
11for each ballot voted in his precinct by the primary electors
12of his party at the primary at which he was elected, each
13township committeeperson committeeman shall have one vote for
14each ballot voted in his township or part of a township as the
15case may be by the primary electors of his party at the primary
16election immediately preceding the meeting of the
17congressional committee, and each ward committeeperson
18committeeman shall have one vote for each ballot voted in each
19precinct of his ward located in such congressional district by
20the primary electors of his party at the primary election
21immediately preceding the meeting of the congressional
22committee; and in the organization and proceedings of
23congressional committees composed of the chairmen of the county
24central committees of the counties within such district, each
25chair chairman of such county central committee shall have one
26vote for each ballot voted in his county by the primary

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1electors of his party at the primary election immediately
2preceding the meeting of the congressional committee.
3
Judicial District Committee
4 (f) The judicial district committee of each political party
5in each judicial district shall be composed of the chair
6chairman of the county central committees of the counties
7composing the judicial district.
8 In the organization and proceedings of judicial district
9committees composed of the chairmen of the county central
10committees of the counties within such district, each chair
11chairman of such county central committee shall have one vote
12for each ballot voted in his county by the primary electors of
13his party at the primary election immediately preceding the
14meeting of the judicial district committee.
15
Circuit Court Committee
16 (g) The circuit court committee of each political party in
17each judicial circuit outside Cook County shall be composed of
18the chairmen of the county central committees of the counties
19composing the judicial circuit.
20 In the organization and proceedings of circuit court
21committees, each chair chairman of a county central committee
22shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his county by the
23primary electors of his party at the primary election
24immediately preceding the meeting of the circuit court
25committee.
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1 (g-1) The judicial subcircuit committee of each political
2party in each judicial subcircuit in a judicial circuit divided
3into subcircuits shall be composed of (i) the ward and township
4committeepersons committeemen of the townships and wards
5composing the judicial subcircuit in Cook County and (ii) the
6precinct committeepersons committeemen of the precincts
7composing the judicial subcircuit in any county other than Cook
8County.
9 In the organization and proceedings of each judicial
10subcircuit committee, each township committeeperson
11committeeman shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his
12township or part of a township, as the case may be, in the
13judicial subcircuit by the primary electors of his party at the
14primary election immediately preceding the meeting of the
15judicial subcircuit committee; each precinct committeeperson
16committeeman shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his
17precinct or part of a precinct, as the case may be, in the
18judicial subcircuit by the primary electors of his party at the
19primary election immediately preceding the meeting of the
20judicial subcircuit committee; and each ward committeeperson
21committeeman shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his
22ward or part of a ward, as the case may be, in the judicial
23subcircuit by the primary electors of his party at the primary
24election immediately preceding the meeting of the judicial
25subcircuit committee.
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1 (h) The municipal central committee of each political party
2shall be composed of the precinct, township or ward
3committeepersons committeemen, as the case may be, of such
4party representing the precincts or wards, embraced in such
5city, incorporated town or village. The voting strength of each
6precinct, township or ward committeeperson committeeman on the
7municipal central committee shall be the same as his voting
8strength on the county central committee.
9 For political parties, other than a statewide political
10party, established only within a municipality or township, the
11municipal or township managing committee shall be composed of
12the party officers of the local established party. The party
13officers of a local established party shall be as follows: the
14chair chairman and secretary of the caucus for those
15municipalities and townships authorized by statute to nominate
16candidates by caucus shall serve as party officers for the
17purpose of filling vacancies in nomination under Section 7-61;
18for municipalities and townships authorized by statute or
19ordinance to nominate candidates by petition and primary
20election, the party officers shall be the party's candidates
21who are nominated at the primary. If no party primary was held
22because of the provisions of Section 7-5, vacancies in
23nomination shall be filled by the party's remaining candidates
24who shall serve as the party's officers.
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Powers
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1usually exercised by such committees and by the officers
2thereof, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Article.
3The several committees herein provided for shall not have power
4to delegate any of their powers, or functions to any other
5person, officer or committee, but this shall not be construed
6to prevent a committee from appointing from its own membership
7proper and necessary subcommittees.
8 (j) The State central committee of a political party which
9elects its members by Alternative B under paragraph (a) of this
10Section shall adopt a plan to give effect to the delegate
11selection rules of the national political party and file a copy
12of such plan with the State Board of Elections when approved by
13a national political party.
14 (k) For the purpose of the designation of a proxy by a
15Congressional Committee to vote in place of an absent State
16central committeeman or committeewoman at meetings of the State
17central committee of a political party which elects its members
18by Alternative B under paragraph (a) of this Section, the proxy
19shall be appointed by the vote of the ward and township
20committeepersons committeemen, if any, of the wards and
21townships which lie entirely or partially within the
22Congressional District from which the absent State central
23committeeman or committeewoman was elected and the vote of the
24chairmen of the county central committees of those counties
25which lie entirely or partially within that Congressional
26District and in which there are no ward or township

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1committeepersons committeemen. When voting for such proxy, the
2county chair chairman, ward committeeperson committeeman or
3township committeeperson committeeman, as the case may be,
4shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his county, ward
5or township, or portion thereof within the Congressional
6District, by the primary electors of his party at the primary
7at which he was elected. However, the absent State central
8committeeman or committeewoman may designate a proxy when
9permitted by the rules of a political party which elects its
10members by Alternative B under paragraph (a) of this Section.
11 Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a person is
12ineligible to hold the position of committeeperson in any
13committee established pursuant to this Section if he or she is
14statutorily ineligible to vote in a general election because of
15conviction of a felony. When a committeeperson is convicted of
16a felony, the position occupied by that committeeperson shall
17automatically become vacant.
18(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)
19 (10 ILCS 5/7-8.01) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-8.01)
20 Sec. 7-8.01. The county board district committee of each
21political party in each county board district created pursuant
22to "An Act relating to the composition and election of county
23boards in certain counties", enacted by the 76th General
24Assembly, shall consist of the precinct committeepersons
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1district.
2(Source: P.A. 76-1651.)
3 (10 ILCS 5/7-8.02) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-8.02)
4 Sec. 7-8.02. The State's Attorney committee for each group
5of counties which jointly elect a State's Attorney and the
6Superintendent of Multi-County Educational Service Region
7committee for each group of counties which jointly elect a
8Superintendent of a Multi-County Educational Service Region
9shall consist of the chairmen of the county central committees
10of the counties composing such group of counties. In the
11organization and proceedings of a State's Attorney or
12Superintendent of Multi-County Educational Service Region
13committee, each chair chairman of a county central committee
14shall have one vote for each ballot voted in his or her county
15by the primary electors of his or her party at the last primary
16of an even-numbered year.
17(Source: P.A. 84-861.)
18 (10 ILCS 5/7-9) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-9)
19 Sec. 7-9. County central committee; county and State
20conventions.
21 (a) On the 29th day next succeeding the primary at which
22committeepersons committeemen are elected, the county central
23committee of each political party shall meet within the county
24and proceed to organize by electing from its own number a chair

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1chairman and either from its own number, or otherwise, such
2other officers as such committee may deem necessary or
3expedient. Such meeting of the county central committee shall
4be known as the county convention.
5 The chair chairman of each county committee shall within 10
6days after the organization, forward to the State Board of
7Elections, the names and post office addresses of the officers,
8precinct committeepersons committeemen and representative
9committeepersons committeemen elected by his political party.
10 The county convention of each political party shall choose
11delegates to the State convention of its party, if the party
12chooses to hold a State convention; but in any county having
13within its limits any city having a population of 200,000, or
14over the delegates from such city shall be chosen by wards, the
15ward committeepersons committeemen from the respective wards
16choosing the number of delegates to which such ward is entitled
17on the basis prescribed in paragraph (e) of this Section such
18delegates to be members of the delegation to the State
19convention from such county. In all counties containing a
20population of 2,000,000 or more outside of cities having a
21population of 200,000 or more, the delegates from each of the
22townships or parts of townships as the case may be shall be
23chosen by townships or parts of townships as the case may be,
24the township committeepersons committeemen from the respective
25townships or parts of townships as the case may be choosing the
26number of delegates to which such townships or parts of

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1townships as the case may be are entitled, on the basis
2prescribed in paragraph (e) of this Section such delegates to
3be members of the delegation to the State convention from such
4county.
5 Each member of the State Central Committee of a political
6party which elects its members by Alternative B under paragraph
7(a) of Section 7-8 shall be a delegate to the State Convention,
8if the party chooses to hold a State convention, ex officio.
9 Each member of the State Central Committee of a political
10party which elects its members by Alternative B under paragraph
11(a) of Section 7-8 may appoint 2 delegates to the State
12Convention, if the party chooses to hold a State convention,
13who must be residents of the member's Congressional District.
14 (b) State conventions may be held within 180 days after the
15general primary in the year 2000 and every 4 years thereafter.
16In the year 1998, and every 4 years thereafter, the chair
17chairman of a State central committee may issue a call for a
18State convention within 180 days after the general primary.
19 The State convention of each political party, if the party
20chooses to hold a State convention, has power to make
21nominations of candidates of its political party for the
22electors of President and Vice President of the United States,
23and to adopt any party platform, and, to the extent determined
24by the State central committee as provided in Section 7-14, to
25choose and select delegates and alternate delegates at large to
26national nominating conventions. The State Central Committee

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1may adopt rules to provide for and govern the procedures of the
2State convention.
3 (c) The chair chairman and secretary of each State
4convention, if the party chooses to hold a State convention,
5shall, within 2 days thereafter, transmit to the State Board of
6Elections of this State a certificate setting forth the names
7and addresses of all persons nominated by such State convention
8for electors of President and Vice President of the United
9States, and of any persons selected by the State convention for
10delegates and alternate delegates at large to national
11nominating conventions; and the names of such candidates so
12chosen by such State convention for electors of President and
13Vice President of the United States, shall be caused by the
14State Board of Elections to be printed upon the official ballot
15at the general election, in the manner required by law, and
16shall be certified to the various county clerks of the proper
17counties in the manner as provided in Section 7-60 of this
18Article 7 for the certifying of the names of persons nominated
19by any party for State offices. If and as long as this Act
20prescribes that the names of such electors be not printed on
21the ballot, then the names of such electors shall be certified
22in such manner as may be prescribed by the parts of this Act
23applicable thereto.
24 (d) Each convention, if the party chooses to hold a State
25convention, may perform all other functions inherent to such
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1 (e) At least 33 days before the date of a State convention,
2if the party chooses to hold a State convention, the chair
3chairman of the State central committee of each political party
4shall file in the principal office of the State Board of
5Elections a call for the State convention. Such call shall
6state, among other things, the time and place (designating the
7building or hall) for holding the State convention. Such call
8shall be signed by the chair chairman and attested by the
9secretary of the committee. In such convention each county
10shall be entitled to one delegate for each 500 ballots voted by
11the primary electors of the party in such county at the primary
12to be held next after the issuance of such call; and if in such
13county, less than 500 ballots are so voted or if the number of
14ballots so voted is not exactly a multiple of 500, there shall
15be one delegate for such group which is less than 500, or for
16such group representing the number of votes over the multiple
17of 500, which delegate shall have 1/500 of one vote for each
18primary vote so represented by him. The call for such
19convention shall set forth this paragraph (e) of Section 7-9 in
20full and shall direct that the number of delegates to be chosen
21be calculated in compliance herewith and that such number of
22delegates be chosen.
23 (f) All precinct, township and ward committeepersons
24committeemen when elected as provided in this Section shall
25serve as though elected at large irrespective of any changes
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1the voting strength of each committeeperson committeeman shall
2remain as provided in this Section for the entire time for
3which he is elected.
4 (g) The officers elected at any convention provided for in
5this Section shall serve until their successors are elected as
6provided in this Act.
7 (h) A special meeting of any central committee may be
8called by the chair chairman, or by not less than 25% of the
9members of such committee, by giving 5 days notice to members
10of such committee in writing designating the time and place at
11which such special meeting is to be held and the business which
12it is proposed to present at such special meeting.
13 (i) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, whenever a
14vacancy exists in the office of precinct committeeperson
15committeeman because no one was elected to that office or
16because the precinct committeeperson committeeman ceases to
17reside in the precinct or for any other reason, the chair
18chairman of the county central committee of the appropriate
19political party may fill the vacancy in such office by
20appointment of a qualified resident of the county and the
21appointed precinct committeeperson committeeman shall serve as
22though elected; however, no such appointment may be made
23between the general primary election and the 30th day after the
24general primary election.
25 (j) If the number of Congressional Districts in the State
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1Congressional Districts following a federal decennial census,
2the State Central Committeemen and Committeewomen of a
3political party which elects its State Central Committee by
4either Alternative A or by Alternative B under paragraph (a) of
5Section 7-8 who were previously elected shall continue to serve
6as if no reapportionment had occurred until the expiration of
7their terms.
8(Source: P.A. 99-522, eff. 6-30-16.)
9 (10 ILCS 5/7-9.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-9.1)
10 Sec. 7-9.1. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Act,
11whenever a vacancy exists in the office of delegate to a State
12or national nominating convention by reason of death or for any
13other reason, then the alternate receiving the highest vote
14shall succeed to the vacated office and exercise all the rights
15and prerogatives and discharge all the duties of the office.
16The vacated office of alternate shall be filled by the
17congressional committee of the district.
18 (b) Vacancies, whether temporary or permanent, in the
19office of delegate to the national nominating convention of a
20political party whose State Central Committee uses Alternative
21B of Section 7-14.1 shall be filled by alternate delegates in
22the following order:
23 1. Alternates from the same District with same Presidential
24preference;
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1preference;
2 3. Alternate at-large delegates with same Presidential
3preference;
4 4. Alternates from the same District with different
5Presidential preference;
6 5. Alternates from other Districts with different
7Presidential preference;
8 6. Alternate at-large delegates with different
9Presidential preference.
10 Unpledged delegates shall be replaced by unpledged
11alternates.
12 Each delegate shall certify in writing the order of his
13succession of alternates to the chair chairman of the State's
14delegation.
15 The delegation shall, as soon as practicable, fill a
16vacancy in the position of alternate delegate by choosing, in
17accord with its rules, a person of the same Presidential
18preference and from the same political subdivision.
19 The alternate succeeding to the vacated office shall
20exercise all the rights and prerogatives of the office and
21discharge all the duties of the office.
22(Source: P.A. 83-32.)
23 (10 ILCS 5/7-10) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-10)
24 Sec. 7-10. Form of petition for nomination. The name of no
25candidate for nomination, or State central committeeperson

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1committeeman, or township committeeperson committeeman, or
2precinct committeeperson committeeman, or ward committeeperson
3committeeman or candidate for delegate or alternate delegate to
4national nominating conventions, shall be printed upon the
5primary ballot unless a petition for nomination has been filed
6in his behalf as provided in this Article in substantially the
7following form:
8 We, the undersigned, members of and affiliated with the
9.... party and qualified primary electors of the .... party, in
10the .... of ...., in the county of .... and State of Illinois,
11do hereby petition that the following named person or persons
12shall be a candidate or candidates of the .... party for the
13nomination for (or in case of committeepersons committeemen for
14election to) the office or offices hereinafter specified, to be
15voted for at the primary election to be held on (insert date).
16 NameOfficeAddress
17John JonesGovernorBelvidere, Ill.
18Jane James Lieutenant Governor Peoria, Ill.
19Thomas SmithAttorney GeneralOakland, Ill.
20Name.................. Address.......................
21State of Illinois)
22 ) ss.
23County of........)
24 I, ...., do hereby certify that I reside at No. ....

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1street, in the .... of ...., county of ...., and State of
2....., that I am 18 years of age or older, that I am a citizen
3of the United States, and that the signatures on this sheet
4were signed in my presence, and are genuine, and that to the
5best of my knowledge and belief the persons so signing were at
6the time of signing the petitions qualified voters of the ....
7party, and that their respective residences are correctly
8stated, as above set forth.
9
.........................
10 Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
11
.........................
12 Each sheet of the petition other than the statement of
13candidacy and candidate's statement shall be of uniform size
14and shall contain above the space for signatures an appropriate
15heading giving the information as to name of candidate or
16candidates, in whose behalf such petition is signed; the
17office, the political party represented and place of residence;
18and the heading of each sheet shall be the same.
19 Such petition shall be signed by qualified primary electors
20residing in the political division for which the nomination is
21sought in their own proper persons only and opposite the
22signature of each signer, his residence address shall be
23written or printed. The residence address required to be
24written or printed opposite each qualified primary elector's
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1the signer, as the case may be, as well as the signer's county,
2and city, village or town, and state. However the county or
3city, village or town, and state of residence of the electors
4may be printed on the petition forms where all of the electors
5signing the petition reside in the same county or city, village
6or town, and state. Standard abbreviations may be used in
7writing the residence address, including street number, if any.
8At the bottom of each sheet of such petition shall be added a
9circulator statement signed by a person 18 years of age or
10older who is a citizen of the United States, stating the street
11address or rural route number, as the case may be, as well as
12the county, city, village or town, and state; and certifying
13that the signatures on that sheet of the petition were signed
14in his or her presence and certifying that the signatures are
15genuine; and either (1) indicating the dates on which that
16sheet was circulated, or (2) indicating the first and last
17dates on which the sheet was circulated, or (3) certifying that
18none of the signatures on the sheet were signed more than 90
19days preceding the last day for the filing of the petition and
20certifying that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief
21the persons so signing were at the time of signing the
22petitions qualified voters of the political party for which a
23nomination is sought. Such statement shall be sworn to before
24some officer authorized to administer oaths in this State.
25 No petition sheet shall be circulated more than 90 days
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1of such petition.
2 The person circulating the petition, or the candidate on
3whose behalf the petition is circulated, may strike any
4signature from the petition, provided that:
5 (1) the person striking the signature shall initial the
6 petition at the place where the signature is struck; and
7 (2) the person striking the signature shall sign a
8 certification listing the page number and line number of
9 each signature struck from the petition. Such
10 certification shall be filed as a part of the petition.
11 Such sheets before being filed shall be neatly fastened
12together in book form, by placing the sheets in a pile and
13fastening them together at one edge in a secure and suitable
14manner, and the sheets shall then be numbered consecutively.
15The sheets shall not be fastened by pasting them together end
16to end, so as to form a continuous strip or roll. All petition
17sheets which are filed with the proper local election
18officials, election authorities or the State Board of Elections
19shall be the original sheets which have been signed by the
20voters and by the circulator thereof, and not photocopies or
21duplicates of such sheets. Each petition must include as a part
22thereof, a statement of candidacy for each of the candidates
23filing, or in whose behalf the petition is filed. This
24statement shall set out the address of such candidate, the
25office for which he is a candidate, shall state that the
26candidate is a qualified primary voter of the party to which

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1the petition relates and is qualified for the office specified
2(in the case of a candidate for State's Attorney it shall state
3that the candidate is at the time of filing such statement a
4licensed attorney-at-law of this State), shall state that he
5has filed (or will file before the close of the petition filing
6period) a statement of economic interests as required by the
7Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, shall request that the
8candidate's name be placed upon the official ballot, and shall
9be subscribed and sworn to by such candidate before some
10officer authorized to take acknowledgment of deeds in the State
11and shall be in substantially the following form:
12
Statement of Candidacy
13NameAddressOfficeDistrictParty
14John Jones102 Main St.GovernorStatewideRepublican
15Belvidere,
16Illinois
17State of Illinois)
18 ) ss.
19County of .......)
20 I, ...., being first duly sworn, say that I reside at ....
21Street in the city (or village) of ...., in the county of ....,
22State of Illinois; that I am a qualified voter therein and am a
23qualified primary voter of the .... party; that I am a
24candidate for nomination (for election in the case of
25committeeperson committeeman and delegates and alternate

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1delegates) to the office of .... to be voted upon at the
2primary election to be held on (insert date); that I am legally
3qualified (including being the holder of any license that may
4be an eligibility requirement for the office I seek the
5nomination for) to hold such office and that I have filed (or I
6will file before the close of the petition filing period) a
7statement of economic interests as required by the Illinois
8Governmental Ethics Act and I hereby request that my name be
9printed upon the official primary ballot for nomination for (or
10election to in the case of committeepersons committeemen and
11delegates and alternate delegates) such office.
12
Signed ......................
13 Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me by ....,
14who is to me personally known, on (insert date).
15
Signed ....................
16
(Official Character)
17(Seal, if officer has one.)
18 The petitions, when filed, shall not be withdrawn or added
19to, and no signatures shall be revoked except by revocation
20filed in writing with the State Board of Elections, election
21authority or local election official with whom the petition is
22required to be filed, and before the filing of such petition.
23Whoever forges the name of a signer upon any petition required
24by this Article is deemed guilty of a forgery and on conviction
25thereof shall be punished accordingly.

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1 A candidate for the offices listed in this Section must
2obtain the number of signatures specified in this Section on
3his or her petition for nomination.
4 (a) Statewide office or delegate to a national nominating
5convention. If a candidate seeks to run for statewide office or
6as a delegate or alternate delegate to a national nominating
7convention elected from the State at-large, then the
8candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least 5,000
9but not more than 10,000 signatures.
10 (b) Congressional office or congressional delegate to a
11national nominating convention. If a candidate seeks to run for
12United States Congress or as a congressional delegate or
13alternate congressional delegate to a national nominating
14convention elected from a congressional district, then the
15candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least the
16number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified primary
17electors of his or her party in his or her congressional
18district. In the first primary election following a
19redistricting of congressional districts, a candidate's
20petition for nomination must contain at least 600 signatures of
21qualified primary electors of the candidate's political party
22in his or her congressional district.
23 (c) County office. If a candidate seeks to run for any
24countywide office, including but not limited to county board
25chairperson or county board member, elected on an at-large
26basis, in a county other than Cook County, then the candidate's

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1petition for nomination must contain at least the number of
2signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified electors of his or
3her party who cast votes at the last preceding general election
4in his or her county. If a candidate seeks to run for county
5board member elected from a county board district, then the
6candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least the
7number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified primary
8electors of his or her party in the county board district. In
9the first primary election following a redistricting of county
10board districts or the initial establishment of county board
11districts, a candidate's petition for nomination must contain
12at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the
13qualified electors of his or her party in the entire county who
14cast votes at the last preceding general election divided by
15the total number of county board districts comprising the
16county board; provided that in no event shall the number of
17signatures be less than 25.
18 (d) County office; Cook County only.
19 (1) If a candidate seeks to run for countywide office
20 in Cook County, then the candidate's petition for
21 nomination must contain at least the number of signatures
22 equal to 0.5% of the qualified electors of his or her party
23 who cast votes at the last preceding general election in
24 Cook County.
25 (2) If a candidate seeks to run for Cook County Board
26 Commissioner, then the candidate's petition for nomination

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1 must contain at least the number of signatures equal to
2 0.5% of the qualified primary electors of his or her party
3 in his or her county board district. In the first primary
4 election following a redistricting of Cook County Board of
5 Commissioners districts, a candidate's petition for
6 nomination must contain at least the number of signatures
7 equal to 0.5% of the qualified electors of his or her party
8 in the entire county who cast votes at the last preceding
9 general election divided by the total number of county
10 board districts comprising the county board; provided that
11 in no event shall the number of signatures be less than 25.
12 (3) If a candidate seeks to run for Cook County Board
13 of Review Commissioner, which is elected from a district
14 pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 5-5 of the Property
15 Tax Code, then the candidate's petition for nomination must
16 contain at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of
17 the total number of registered voters in his or her board
18 of review district in the last general election at which a
19 commissioner was regularly scheduled to be elected from
20 that board of review district. In no event shall the number
21 of signatures required be greater than the requisite number
22 for a candidate who seeks countywide office in Cook County
23 under subsection (d)(1) of this Section. In the first
24 primary election following a redistricting of Cook County
25 Board of Review districts, a candidate's petition for
26 nomination must contain at least 4,000 signatures or at

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1 least the number of signatures required for a countywide
2 candidate in Cook County, whichever is less, of the
3 qualified electors of his or her party in the district.
4 (e) Municipal or township office. If a candidate seeks to
5run for municipal or township office, then the candidate's
6petition for nomination must contain at least the number of
7signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified primary electors of
8his or her party in the municipality or township. If a
9candidate seeks to run for alderman of a municipality, then the
10candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least the
11number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified primary
12electors of his or her party of the ward. In the first primary
13election following redistricting of aldermanic wards or
14trustee districts of a municipality or the initial
15establishment of wards or districts, a candidate's petition for
16nomination must contain the number of signatures equal to at
17least 0.5% of the total number of votes cast for the candidate
18of that political party who received the highest number of
19votes in the entire municipality at the last regular election
20at which an officer was regularly scheduled to be elected from
21the entire municipality, divided by the number of wards or
22districts. In no event shall the number of signatures be less
23than 25.
24 (f) State central committeeperson. If a candidate seeks to
25run for State central committeeperson, then the candidate's
26petition for nomination must contain at least 100 signatures of

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1the primary electors of his or her party of his or her
2congressional district.
3 (g) Sanitary district trustee. If a candidate seeks to run
4for trustee of a sanitary district in which trustees are not
5elected from wards, then the candidate's petition for
6nomination must contain at least the number of signatures equal
7to 0.5% of the primary electors of his or her party from the
8sanitary district. If a candidate seeks to run for trustee of a
9sanitary district in which trustees are elected from wards,
10then the candidate's petition for nomination must contain at
11least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the primary
12electors of his or her party in the ward of that sanitary
13district. In the first primary election following
14redistricting of sanitary districts elected from wards, a
15candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least the
16signatures of 150 qualified primary electors of his or her ward
17of that sanitary district.
18 (h) Judicial office. If a candidate seeks to run for
19judicial office in a district, then the candidate's petition
20for nomination must contain the number of signatures equal to
210.4% of the number of votes cast in that district for the
22candidate for his or her political party for the office of
23Governor at the last general election at which a Governor was
24elected, but in no event less than 500 signatures. If a
25candidate seeks to run for judicial office in a circuit or
26subcircuit, then the candidate's petition for nomination must

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1contain the number of signatures equal to 0.25% of the number
2of votes cast for the judicial candidate of his or her
3political party who received the highest number of votes at the
4last general election at which a judicial officer from the same
5circuit or subcircuit was regularly scheduled to be elected,
6but in no event less than 1,000 signatures in circuits and
7subcircuits located in the First Judicial District or 500
8signatures in every other Judicial District.
9 (i) Precinct, ward, and township committeeperson. If a
10candidate seeks to run for precinct committeeperson, then the
11candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least 10
12signatures of the primary electors of his or her party for the
13precinct. If a candidate seeks to run for ward committeeperson,
14then the candidate's petition for nomination must contain no
15less than the number of signatures equal to 10% of the primary
16electors of his or her party of the ward, but no more than 16%
17of those same electors; provided that the maximum number of
18signatures may be 50 more than the minimum number, whichever is
19greater. If a candidate seeks to run for township
20committeeperson, then the candidate's petition for nomination
21must contain no less than the number of signatures equal to 5%
22of the primary electors of his or her party of the township,
23but no more than 8% of those same electors; provided that the
24maximum number of signatures may be 50 more than the minimum
25number, whichever is greater.
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1for multiple counties. If a candidate seeks to run for State's
2attorney or regional Superintendent of Schools who serves more
3than one county, then the candidate's petition for nomination
4must contain at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of
5the primary electors of his or her party in the territory
6comprising the counties.
7 (k) Any other office. If a candidate seeks any other
8office, then the candidate's petition for nomination must
9contain at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the
10registered voters of the political subdivision, district, or
11division for which the nomination is made or 25 signatures,
12whichever is greater.
13 For purposes of this Section the number of primary electors
14shall be determined by taking the total vote cast, in the
15applicable district, for the candidate for that political party
16who received the highest number of votes, statewide, at the
17last general election in the State at which electors for
18President of the United States were elected. For political
19subdivisions, the number of primary electors shall be
20determined by taking the total vote cast for the candidate for
21that political party who received the highest number of votes
22in the political subdivision at the last regular election at
23which an officer was regularly scheduled to be elected from
24that subdivision. For wards or districts of political
25subdivisions, the number of primary electors shall be
26determined by taking the total vote cast for the candidate for

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1that political party who received the highest number of votes
2in the ward or district at the last regular election at which
3an officer was regularly scheduled to be elected from that ward
4or district.
5 A "qualified primary elector" of a party may not sign
6petitions for or be a candidate in the primary of more than one
7party.
8 The changes made to this Section of this amendatory Act of
9the 93rd General Assembly are declarative of existing law,
10except for item (3) of subsection (d).
11 Petitions of candidates for nomination for offices herein
12specified, to be filed with the same officer, may contain the
13names of 2 or more candidates of the same political party for
14the same or different offices. In the case of the offices of
15Governor and Lieutenant Governor, a joint petition including
16one candidate for each of those offices must be filed.
17(Source: P.A. 96-1018, eff. 1-1-11; 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)
18 (10 ILCS 5/7-11) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-11)
19 Sec. 7-11. Any candidate for President of the United States
20may have his name printed upon the primary ballot of his
21political party by filing in the office of the State Board of
22Elections not more than 113 and not less than 106 days prior to
23the date of the general primary, in any year in which a
24Presidential election is to be held, a petition signed by not
25less than 3000 or more than 5000 primary electors, members of

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1and affiliated with the party of which he is a candidate, and
2no candidate for President of the United States, who fails to
3comply with the provisions of this Article shall have his name
4printed upon any primary ballot: Provided, however, that if the
5rules or policies of a national political party conflict with
6such requirements for filing petitions for President of the
7United States in a presidential preference primary, the Chair
8Chairman of the State central committee of such national
9political party shall notify the State Board of Elections in
10writing, citing by reference the rules or policies of the
11national political party in conflict, and in such case the
12Board shall direct such petitions to be filed in accordance
13with the delegate selection plan adopted by the state central
14committee of such national political party. Provided, further,
15unless rules or policies of a national political party
16otherwise provide, the vote for President of the United States,
17as herein provided for, shall be for the sole purpose of
18securing an expression of the sentiment and will of the party
19voters with respect to candidates for nomination for said
20office, and the vote of the state at large shall be taken and
21considered as advisory to the delegates and alternates at large
22to the national conventions of respective political parties;
23and the vote of the respective congressional districts shall be
24taken and considered as advisory to the delegates and
25alternates of said congressional districts to the national
26conventions of the respective political parties.

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1(Source: P.A. 96-1008, eff. 7-6-10; 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)
2 (10 ILCS 5/7-12) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-12)
3 Sec. 7-12. All petitions for nomination shall be filed by
4mail or in person as follows:
5 (1) Where the nomination is to be made for a State,
6 congressional, or judicial office, or for any office a
7 nomination for which is made for a territorial division or
8 district which comprises more than one county or is partly
9 in one county and partly in another county or counties,
10 then, except as otherwise provided in this Section, such
11 petition for nomination shall be filed in the principal
12 office of the State Board of Elections not more than 113
13 and not less than 106 days prior to the date of the
14 primary, but, in the case of petitions for nomination to
15 fill a vacancy by special election in the office of
16 representative in Congress from this State, such petition
17 for nomination shall be filed in the principal office of
18 the State Board of Elections not more than 85 days and not
19 less than 82 days prior to the date of the primary.
20 Where a vacancy occurs in the office of Supreme,
21 Appellate or Circuit Court Judge within the 3-week period
22 preceding the 106th day before a general primary election,
23 petitions for nomination for the office in which the
24 vacancy has occurred shall be filed in the principal office
25 of the State Board of Elections not more than 92 nor less

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1 than 85 days prior to the date of the general primary
2 election.
3 Where the nomination is to be made for delegates or
4 alternate delegates to a national nominating convention,
5 then such petition for nomination shall be filed in the
6 principal office of the State Board of Elections not more
7 than 113 and not less than 106 days prior to the date of
8 the primary; provided, however, that if the rules or
9 policies of a national political party conflict with such
10 requirements for filing petitions for nomination for
11 delegates or alternate delegates to a national nominating
12 convention, the chair chairman of the State central
13 committee of such national political party shall notify the
14 Board in writing, citing by reference the rules or policies
15 of the national political party in conflict, and in such
16 case the Board shall direct such petitions to be filed in
17 accordance with the delegate selection plan adopted by the
18 state central committee of such national political party.
19 (2) Where the nomination is to be made for a county
20 office or trustee of a sanitary district then such petition
21 shall be filed in the office of the county clerk not more
22 than 113 nor less than 106 days prior to the date of the
23 primary.
24 (3) Where the nomination is to be made for a municipal
25 or township office, such petitions for nomination shall be
26 filed in the office of the local election official, not

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1 more than 99 nor less than 92 days prior to the date of the
2 primary; provided, where a municipality's or township's
3 boundaries are coextensive with or are entirely within the
4 jurisdiction of a municipal board of election
5 commissioners, the petitions shall be filed in the office
6 of such board; and provided, that petitions for the office
7 of multi-township assessor shall be filed with the election
8 authority.
9 (4) The petitions of candidates for State central
10 committeeperson committeeman shall be filed in the
11 principal office of the State Board of Elections not more
12 than 113 nor less than 106 days prior to the date of the
13 primary.
14 (5) Petitions of candidates for precinct, township or
15 ward committeepersons committeemen shall be filed in the
16 office of the county clerk not more than 113 nor less than
17 106 days prior to the date of the primary.
18 (6) The State Board of Elections and the various
19 election authorities and local election officials with
20 whom such petitions for nominations are filed shall specify
21 the place where filings shall be made and upon receipt
22 shall endorse thereon the day and hour on which each
23 petition was filed. All petitions filed by persons waiting
24 in line as of 8:00 a.m. on the first day for filing, or as
25 of the normal opening hour of the office involved on such
26 day, shall be deemed filed as of 8:00 a.m. or the normal

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1 opening hour, as the case may be. Petitions filed by mail
2 and received after midnight of the first day for filing and
3 in the first mail delivery or pickup of that day shall be
4 deemed as filed as of 8:00 a.m. of that day or as of the
5 normal opening hour of such day, as the case may be. All
6 petitions received thereafter shall be deemed as filed in
7 the order of actual receipt. However, 2 or more petitions
8 filed within the last hour of the filing deadline shall be
9 deemed filed simultaneously. Where 2 or more petitions are
10 received simultaneously, the State Board of Elections or
11 the various election authorities or local election
12 officials with whom such petitions are filed shall break
13 ties and determine the order of filing, by means of a
14 lottery or other fair and impartial method of random
15 selection approved by the State Board of Elections. Such
16 lottery shall be conducted within 9 days following the last
17 day for petition filing and shall be open to the public.
18 Seven days written notice of the time and place of
19 conducting such random selection shall be given by the
20 State Board of Elections to the chair chairman of the State
21 central committee of each established political party, and
22 by each election authority or local election official, to
23 the County Chair Chairman of each established political
24 party, and to each organization of citizens within the
25 election jurisdiction which was entitled, under this
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1 pollwatchers present on the day of election. The State
2 Board of Elections, election authority or local election
3 official shall post in a conspicuous, open and public
4 place, at the entrance of the office, notice of the time
5 and place of such lottery. The State Board of Elections
6 shall adopt rules and regulations governing the procedures
7 for the conduct of such lottery. All candidates shall be
8 certified in the order in which their petitions have been
9 filed. Where candidates have filed simultaneously, they
10 shall be certified in the order determined by lot and prior
11 to candidates who filed for the same office at a later
12 time.
13 (7) The State Board of Elections or the appropriate
14 election authority or local election official with whom
15 such a petition for nomination is filed shall notify the
16 person for whom a petition for nomination has been filed of
17 the obligation to file statements of organization, reports
18 of campaign contributions, and annual reports of campaign
19 contributions and expenditures under Article 9 of this Act.
20 Such notice shall be given in the manner prescribed by
21 paragraph (7) of Section 9-16 of this Code.
22 (8) Nomination papers filed under this Section are not
23 valid if the candidate named therein fails to file a
24 statement of economic interests as required by the Illinois
25 Governmental Ethics Act in relation to his candidacy with
26 the appropriate officer by the end of the period for the

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1 filing of nomination papers unless he has filed a statement
2 of economic interests in relation to the same governmental
3 unit with that officer within a year preceding the date on
4 which such nomination papers were filed. If the nomination
5 papers of any candidate and the statement of economic
6 interest of that candidate are not required to be filed
7 with the same officer, the candidate must file with the
8 officer with whom the nomination papers are filed a receipt
9 from the officer with whom the statement of economic
10 interests is filed showing the date on which such statement
11 was filed. Such receipt shall be so filed not later than
12 the last day on which nomination papers may be filed.
13 (9) Any person for whom a petition for nomination, or
14 for committeeperson committeeman or for delegate or
15 alternate delegate to a national nominating convention has
16 been filed may cause his name to be withdrawn by request in
17 writing, signed by him and duly acknowledged before an
18 officer qualified to take acknowledgments of deeds, and
19 filed in the principal or permanent branch office of the
20 State Board of Elections or with the appropriate election
21 authority or local election official, not later than the
22 date of certification of candidates for the consolidated
23 primary or general primary ballot. No names so withdrawn
24 shall be certified or printed on the primary ballot. If
25 petitions for nomination have been filed for the same
26 person with respect to more than one political party, his

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1 name shall not be certified nor printed on the primary
2 ballot of any party. If petitions for nomination have been
3 filed for the same person for 2 or more offices which are
4 incompatible so that the same person could not serve in
5 more than one of such offices if elected, that person must
6 withdraw as a candidate for all but one of such offices
7 within the 5 business days following the last day for
8 petition filing. A candidate in a judicial election may
9 file petitions for nomination for only one vacancy in a
10 subcircuit and only one vacancy in a circuit in any one
11 filing period, and if petitions for nomination have been
12 filed for the same person for 2 or more vacancies in the
13 same circuit or subcircuit in the same filing period, his
14 or her name shall be certified only for the first vacancy
15 for which the petitions for nomination were filed. If he
16 fails to withdraw as a candidate for all but one of such
17 offices within such time his name shall not be certified,
18 nor printed on the primary ballot, for any office. For the
19 purpose of the foregoing provisions, an office in a
20 political party is not incompatible with any other office.
21 (10)(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other
22 statute, no primary shall be held for an established
23 political party in any township, municipality, or ward
24 thereof, where the nomination of such party for every
25 office to be voted upon by the electors of such township,
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1 political party's nomination of candidates is uncontested
2 as to one or more, but not all, of the offices to be voted
3 upon by the electors of a township, municipality, or ward
4 thereof, then a primary shall be held for that party in
5 such township, municipality, or ward thereof; provided
6 that the primary ballot shall not include those offices
7 within such township, municipality, or ward thereof, for
8 which the nomination is uncontested. For purposes of this
9 Article, the nomination of an established political party
10 of a candidate for election to an office shall be deemed to
11 be uncontested where not more than the number of persons to
12 be nominated have timely filed valid nomination papers
13 seeking the nomination of such party for election to such
14 office.
15 (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other
16 statute, no primary election shall be held for an
17 established political party for any special primary
18 election called for the purpose of filling a vacancy in the
19 office of representative in the United States Congress
20 where the nomination of such political party for said
21 office is uncontested. For the purposes of this Article,
22 the nomination of an established political party of a
23 candidate for election to said office shall be deemed to be
24 uncontested where not more than the number of persons to be
25 nominated have timely filed valid nomination papers
26 seeking the nomination of such established party for

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1 election to said office. This subsection (b) shall not
2 apply if such primary election is conducted on a regularly
3 scheduled election day.
4 (c) Notwithstanding the provisions in subparagraph (a)
5 and (b) of this paragraph (10), whenever a person who has
6 not timely filed valid nomination papers and who intends to
7 become a write-in candidate for a political party's
8 nomination for any office for which the nomination is
9 uncontested files a written statement or notice of that
10 intent with the State Board of Elections or the local
11 election official with whom nomination papers for such
12 office are filed, a primary ballot shall be prepared and a
13 primary shall be held for that office. Such statement or
14 notice shall be filed on or before the date established in
15 this Article for certifying candidates for the primary
16 ballot. Such statement or notice shall contain (i) the name
17 and address of the person intending to become a write-in
18 candidate, (ii) a statement that the person is a qualified
19 primary elector of the political party from whom the
20 nomination is sought, (iii) a statement that the person
21 intends to become a write-in candidate for the party's
22 nomination, and (iv) the office the person is seeking as a
23 write-in candidate. An election authority shall have no
24 duty to conduct a primary and prepare a primary ballot for
25 any office for which the nomination is uncontested unless a
26 statement or notice meeting the requirements of this

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1 Section is filed in a timely manner.
2 (11) If multiple sets of nomination papers are filed
3 for a candidate to the same office, the State Board of
4 Elections, appropriate election authority or local
5 election official where the petitions are filed shall
6 within 2 business days notify the candidate of his or her
7 multiple petition filings and that the candidate has 3
8 business days after receipt of the notice to notify the
9 State Board of Elections, appropriate election authority
10 or local election official that he or she may cancel prior
11 sets of petitions. If the candidate notifies the State
12 Board of Elections, appropriate election authority or
13 local election official, the last set of petitions filed
14 shall be the only petitions to be considered valid by the
15 State Board of Elections, election authority or local
16 election official. If the candidate fails to notify the
17 State Board of Elections, election authority or local
18 election official then only the first set of petitions
19 filed shall be valid and all subsequent petitions shall be
20 void.
21 (12) All nominating petitions shall be available for
22 public inspection and shall be preserved for a period of
23 not less than 6 months.
24(Source: P.A. 99-221, eff. 7-31-15.)
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1 Sec. 7-13. The board of election commissioners in cities of
2500,000 or more population having such board, shall constitute
3an electoral board for the hearing and passing upon objections
4to nomination petitions for ward committeepersons
5committeemen.
6 Such objections shall be filed in the office of the county
7clerk within 5 business days after the last day for filing
8nomination papers. The objection shall state the name and
9address of the objector, who may be any qualified elector in
10the ward, the specific grounds of objection and the relief
11requested of the electoral board. Upon the receipt of the
12objection, the county clerk shall forthwith transmit such
13objection and the petition of the candidate to the board of
14election commissioners. The board of election commissioners
15shall forthwith notify the objector and candidate objected to
16of the time and place for hearing hereon. After a hearing upon
17the validity of such objections, the board shall certify to the
18county clerk its decision stating whether or not the name of
19the candidate shall be printed on the ballot and the county
20clerk in his or her certificate to the board of election
21commissioners shall leave off of the certificate the name of
22the candidate for ward committeeperson committeeman that the
23election commissioners order not to be printed on the ballot.
24However, the decision of the board of election commissioners is
25subject to judicial review as provided in Section 10-10.1.
26 The county electoral board composed as provided in Section

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110-9 shall constitute an electoral board for the hearing and
2passing upon objections to nomination petitions for precinct
3and township committeepersons committeemen. Such objections
4shall be filed in the office of the county clerk within 5
5business days after the last day for filing nomination papers.
6The objection shall state the name and address of the objector
7who may be any qualified elector in the precinct or in the
8township or part of a township that lies outside of a city
9having a population of 500,000 or more, the specific grounds of
10objection and the relief requested of the electoral board. Upon
11the receipt of the objection the county clerk shall forthwith
12transmit such objection and the petition of the candidate to
13the chair chairman of the county electoral board. The chair
14chairman of the county electoral board shall forthwith notify
15the objector, the candidate whose petition is objected to and
16the other members of the electoral board of the time and place
17for hearing thereon. After hearing upon the validity of such
18objections the board shall certify its decision to the county
19clerk stating whether or not the name of the candidate shall be
20printed on the ballot, and the county clerk, in his or her
21certificate to the board of election commissioners, shall leave
22off of the certificate the name of the candidate ordered by the
23board not to be printed on the ballot, and the county clerk
24shall also refrain from printing on the official primary
25ballot, the name of any candidate whose name has been ordered
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1However, the decision of the board is subject to judicial
2review as provided in Section 10-10.1.
3 In such proceedings the electoral boards have the same
4powers as other electoral boards under the provisions of
5Section 10-10 of this Act and their decisions are subject to
6judicial review under Section 10-10.1.
7(Source: P.A. 96-1008, eff. 7-6-10.)
8 (10 ILCS 5/7-14.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-14.1)
9 Sec. 7-14.1. Delegates and alternate delegates to national
10nominating conventions shall be chosen according to one of the
11following alternative methods of allocating delegates for
12election. The State central committee of each political party
13established pursuant to this Article 7 shall certify to the
14State Board of Elections, not less than 30 days prior to the
15first date for filing of petitions for election as delegate or
16alternate delegate to a national nominating convention, which
17of the following alternatives it wishes to be utilized in
18allocating the delegates and alternate delegates to which
19Illinois will be entitled at its national nominating
20convention. The State Board of Elections shall meet promptly
21and, not less than 20 days prior to the first date for filing
22of such petitions, shall publish and certify to the county
23clerk in each county the number of delegates or alternate
24delegates to be elected from each congressional district or
25from the State at large or State convention of a political

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1party, as the case may be, according to the method chosen by
2each State central committee. If a State central committee
3fails to certify to the State Board of Elections its choice of
4one of the following methods prior to the aforementioned
5meeting of the State Board of Elections, the State Board of
6Elections shall certify delegates for that political party
7pursuant to whichever of the alternatives below was used by
8that political party pursuant to whichever of the alternatives
9below was used by that political party in the most recent year
10in which delegates were selected, subject to any subsequent
11amendments.
12 Prior to the aforementioned meeting of the State Board of
13Elections at which the Board shall publish and certify to the
14county clerk the number of delegates or alternate delegates to
15be elected from each congressional district or the State at
16large or State convention, the Secretary of State shall
17ascertain from the call of the national convention of each
18political party the number of delegates and alternate delegates
19to which Illinois will be entitled at the respective national
20nominating conventions. The Secretary of State shall report the
21number of delegates and alternate delegates to which Illinois
22will be entitled at the respective national nominating
23conventions to the State Board of Elections convened as
24aforesaid to be utilized by the State Board of Elections in
25calculating the number of delegates and alternates to be
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1or State convention, as the case may be.
2 Alternative A: The State Board of Elections shall allocate
3the number of delegates and alternate delegates to which the
4State is entitled among the congressional districts in the
5State.
6 1. Of the number of delegates to which the State is
7entitled, 10, plus those remaining unallocated under paragraph
82, shall be delegates at large. The State central committee of
9the appropriate political party shall determine whether the
10delegates at large shall be (a) elected in the primary from the
11State at large, (b) selected by the State convention, or (c)
12chosen by a combination of these 2 methods. If the State
13central committee determines that all or a specified number of
14the delegates at large shall be elected in the primary, the
15committee shall file with the Board a report of such
16determination at the same time it certifies the alternative it
17wishes to use in allocating its delegates.
18 2. All delegates other than the delegates at large shall be
19elected from the congressional districts. Two delegates shall
20be allocated from this number to each district. After reserving
2110 delegates to be delegates at large and allocating 2
22delegates to each district, the Board shall allocate the
23remaining delegates to the congressional districts pursuant to
24the following formula:
25 (a) For each district, the number of remaining
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1 of which is the vote cast in the congressional district for
2 the party's nominee in the last Presidential election, and
3 the denominator of which is the vote cast in the State for
4 the party's nominee in the last Presidential election.
5 (b) The Board shall first allocate to each district a
6 number of delegates equal to the whole number in the
7 product resulting from the multiplication procedure in
8 subparagraph (a).
9 (c) The Board shall then allocate any remaining
10 delegates, one to each district, in the order of the
11 largest fractional remainder in the product resulting from
12 the multiplication procedure in subparagraph (a), omitting
13 those districts for which that product is less than 1.875.
14 (d) The Board shall then allocate any remaining
15 delegates, one to each district, in the order of the
16 largest fractional remainder in the product resulting from
17 the multiplication procedure in subparagraph (a), among
18 those districts for which that product is at least one but
19 less than 1.875.
20 (e) Any delegates remaining unallocated shall be
21 delegates at large and shall be selected as determined by
22 the State central committee under paragraph 1 of this
23 Alternative A.
24 3. The alternate delegates at large shall be allocated in
25the same manner as the delegates at large. The alternate
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1allocated in the same manner as the delegates other than the
2delegates at large.
3 Alternative B: the chair chairman of the State central
4committee shall file with the State Board of Elections a
5statement of the number of delegates and alternate delegates to
6which the State is entitled and the number of such delegates
7and alternate delegates to be elected from congressional
8districts. The State Board of Elections shall allocate such
9number of delegates and alternate delegates, as the case may
10be, among the congressional districts in the State for election
11from the congressional districts.
12 The Board shall utilize the sum of 1/3 of each of the
13following formulae to determine the number of delegates and
14alternate delegates, as the case may be, to be elected from
15each congressional district:
16 (1) Formula 1 shall be determined by multiplying paragraphs
17(a), (b), and (c) together as follows:
18 (a) The fraction derived by dividing the population of
19 the district by the population of the State and adding to
20 that fraction the following: 1/2 of the fraction calculated
21 by dividing the total district vote for the party's
22 candidate in the most recent presidential election by the
23 total statewide vote for that candidate in that election,
24 plus 1/2 of the fraction calculated by dividing the total
25 district vote for the party's candidate in the second most
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1 for that candidate in that election;
2 (b) 1/2;
3 (c) The number of delegates or alternate delegates, as
4 the case may be, to which the State is entitled at the
5 party's national nominating convention.
6 (2) Formula 2 shall be determined by multiplying paragraphs
7(a), (b), and (c) together as follows:
8 (a) The fraction calculated by dividing the total
9 numbers of votes in the district for the party's candidate
10 in the most recent Gubernatorial election by the total
11 statewide vote for that candidate in that election, plus,
12 the fraction calculated by dividing the total district vote
13 for the party's candidate in the most recent presidential
14 election by the total statewide vote for that candidate in
15 that election;
16 (b) 1/2;
17 (c) The number of delegates or alternate delegates, as
18 the case may be, to which the State is entitled at the
19 party's national nominating convention.
20 (3) Formula 3 shall be determined by multiplying paragraphs
21(a), (b), and (c) together as follows:
22 (a) 1/2 of the fraction calculated by dividing the
23 total district vote for the party's candidate in the most
24 recent presidential election by the total statewide vote
25 for that candidate in that election, plus 1/2 of the
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1 the party's candidate in the second most recent
2 presidential election by the total statewide vote for that
3 candidate in that election. This sum shall be added to the
4 fraction calculated by dividing the total voter
5 registration of the party in the district by the total
6 voter registration of the party in the State as of January
7 1 of the year prior to the year in which the national
8 nominating convention is held;
9 (b) 1/2;
10 (c) The number of delegates or alternate delegates, as
11 the case may be, to which the State is entitled at the
12 party's national nominating convention.
13 Fractional numbers of delegates and alternate delegates
14shall be rounded upward in rank order to the next whole number,
15largest fraction first, until the total number of delegates and
16alternate delegates, respectively, to be so chosen have been
17allocated.
18 The remainder of the delegates and alternate delegates
19shall be selected as determined by the State central committee
20of the party and shall be certified to the State Board of
21Elections by the chair chairman of the State central committee.
22 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein,
23with respect to all aspects of the selection of delegates and
24alternate delegates to a national nominating convention under
25Alternative B, this Code shall be superseded by the delegate
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1including, but not limited to, the development of an
2affirmative action plan.
3(Source: P.A. 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
4 (10 ILCS 5/7-17) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-17)
5 Sec. 7-17. Candidate ballot name procedures.
6 (a) Each election authority in each county shall cause to
7be printed upon the general primary ballot of each party for
8each precinct in his jurisdiction the name of each candidate
9whose petition for nomination or for committeeperson
10committeeman has been filed in the office of the county clerk,
11as herein provided; and also the name of each candidate whose
12name has been certified to his office by the State Board of
13Elections, and in the order so certified, except as hereinafter
14provided.
15 It shall be the duty of the election authority to cause to
16be printed upon the consolidated primary ballot of each
17political party for each precinct in his jurisdiction the name
18of each candidate whose name has been certified to him, as
19herein provided and which is to be voted for in such precinct.
20 (b) In the designation of the name of a candidate on the
21primary ballot the candidate's given name or names, initial or
22initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly known,
23or a combination thereof, may be used in addition to the
24candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her
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1Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
2last day for filing the petition for nomination, nomination
3papers, or certificate of nomination for that office, whichever
4is applicable, then (i) the candidate's name on the primary
5ballot must be followed by "formerly known as (list all prior
6names during the 3-year period) until name changed on (list
7date of each such name change)" and (ii) the petition, papers,
8or certificate must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit
9stating the candidate's previous names during the period
10specified in (i) and the date or dates each of those names was
11changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be grounds
12for denying certification of the candidate's name for the
13ballot or removing the candidate's name from the ballot, as
14appropriate, but these requirements do not apply to name
15changes resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's
16or parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or
17dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of
18marriage to assume a former surname. No other designation such
19as a political slogan, title, or degree, or nickname suggesting
20or implying possession of a title, degree or professional
21status, or similar information may be used in connection with
22the candidate's surname. For purposes of this Section, a
23"political slogan" is defined as any word or words expressing
24or connoting a position, opinion, or belief that the candidate
25may espouse, including but not limited to, any word or words
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1of the candidate. A candidate may not use a political slogan as
2part of his or her name on the ballot, notwithstanding that the
3political slogan may be part of the candidate's name.
4 (c) The State Board of Elections, a local election
5official, or an election authority shall remove any candidate's
6name designation from a ballot that is inconsistent with
7subsection (b) of this Section. In addition, the State Board of
8Elections, a local election official, or an election authority
9shall not certify to any election authority any candidate name
10designation that is inconsistent with subsection (b) of this
11Section.
12 (d) If the State Board of Elections, a local election
13official, or an election authority removes a candidate's name
14designation from a ballot under subsection (c) of this Section,
15then the aggrieved candidate may seek appropriate relief in
16circuit court.
17(Source: P.A. 93-574, eff. 8-21-03; 94-1090, eff. 6-1-07.)
18 (10 ILCS 5/7-19) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-19)
19 Sec. 7-19. The primary ballot of each political party for
20each precinct shall be arranged and printed substantially in
21the manner following:
22 1. Designating words. At the top of the ballot shall be
23printed in large capital letters, words designating the ballot,
24if a Republican ballot, the designating words shall be:
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1designating words shall be: "DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY BALLOT"; and in
2like manner for each political party.
3 2. Order of Names, Directions to Voters, etc. Beginning not
4less than one inch below designating words, the name of each
5office to be filled shall be printed in capital letters. Such
6names may be printed on the ballot either in a single column or
7in 2 or more columns and in the following order, to-wit:
8 President of the United States, State offices,
9congressional offices, delegates and alternate delegates to be
10elected from the State at large to National nominating
11conventions, delegates and alternate delegates to be elected
12from congressional districts to National nominating
13conventions, member or members of the State central committee,
14trustees of sanitary districts, county offices, judicial
15officers, city, village and incorporated town offices, town
16offices, or of such of the said offices as candidates are to be
17nominated for at such primary, and precinct, township or ward
18committeepersons committeemen. If two or more columns are used,
19the foregoing offices to and including member of the State
20central committee shall be listed in the left-hand column and
21Senatorial offices, as defined in Section 8-3, shall be the
22first offices listed in the second column.
23 Below the name of each office shall be printed in small
24letters the directions to voters: "Vote for one"; "Vote for not
25more than two"; "Vote for not more than three". If no candidate
26or candidates file for an office and if no person or persons

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1file a declaration as a write-in candidate for that office,
2then below the title of that office the election authority
3instead shall print "No Candidate".
4 Next to the name of each candidate for delegate or
5alternate delegate to a national nominating convention shall
6appear either (a) the name of the candidate's preference for
7President of the United States or the word "uncommitted" or (b)
8no official designation, depending upon the action taken by the
9State central committee pursuant to Section 7-10.3 of this Act.
10 Below the name of each office shall be printed in capital
11letters the names of all candidates, arranged in the order in
12which their petitions for nominations were filed, except as
13otherwise provided in Sections 7-14 and 7-17 of this Article.
14Opposite and in front of the name of each candidate shall be
15printed a square and all squares upon the primary ballot shall
16be of uniform size. The names of each team of candidates for
17Governor and Lieutenant Governor, however, shall be printed
18within a bracket, and a single square shall be printed in front
19of the bracket. Spaces between the names of candidates under
20each office shall be uniform and sufficient spaces shall
21separate the names of candidates for one office from the names
22of candidates for another office, to avoid confusion and to
23permit the writing in of the names of other candidates.
24 Where voting machines or electronic voting systems are
25used, the provisions of this Section may be modified as
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1is applicable.
2(Source: P.A. 95-862, eff. 8-19-08; 96-1018, eff. 1-1-11.)
3 (10 ILCS 5/7-25) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-25)
4 Sec. 7-25. The tally sheets for each political party
5participating in the primary election shall be substantially in
6the following form:
7 "Tally sheet for ....(name of political party) for the ....
8precinct, in the county of .... for a primary held on the ....
9day of .... A.D. ....."
10 The names of candidates for nomination and for State
11central committeepersons committeemen, township, and precinct
12and ward committeepersons committeemen, and delegates and
13alternate delegates to National nominating conventions, shall
14be placed on the tally sheets of each political party by the
15primary judges, in the order in which they appear on the
16ballot.
17(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1450.)
18 (10 ILCS 5/7-34) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-34)
19 Sec. 7-34. Pollwatchers in a primary election shall be
20authorized in the following manner:
21 (1) Each established political party shall be entitled to
22appoint one pollwatcher per precinct. Such pollwatchers must be
23affiliated with the political party for which they are
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1 (2) Each candidate shall be entitled to appoint two
2pollwatchers per precinct. For Federal, State, county,
3township, and municipal primary elections, the pollwatchers
4must be registered to vote in Illinois.
5 (3) Each organization of citizens within the county or
6political subdivision, which has among its purposes or
7interests the investigation or prosecution of election frauds,
8and which shall have registered its name and address and the
9names and addresses of its principal officers with the proper
10election authority at least 40 days before the primary
11election, shall be entitled to appoint one pollwatcher per
12precinct. For all primary elections, the pollwatcher must be
13registered to vote in Illinois.
14 (3.5) Each State nonpartisan civic organization within the
15county or political subdivision shall be entitled to appoint
16one pollwatcher per precinct, provided that no more than 2
17pollwatchers appointed by State nonpartisan civic
18organizations shall be present in a precinct polling place at
19the same time. Each organization shall have registered the
20names and addresses of its principal officers with the proper
21election authority at least 40 days before the primary
22election. The pollwatchers must be registered to vote in
23Illinois. For the purpose of this paragraph, a "State
24nonpartisan civic organization" means any corporation,
25unincorporated association, or organization that:
26 (i) as part of its written articles of incorporation,

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1 bylaws, or charter or by separate written declaration, has
2 among its stated purposes the provision of voter
3 information and education, the protection of individual
4 voters' rights, and the promotion of free and equal
5 elections;
6 (ii) is organized or primarily conducts its activities
7 within the State of Illinois; and
8 (iii) continuously maintains an office or business
9 location within the State of Illinois, together with a
10 current listed telephone number (a post office box number
11 without a current listed telephone number is not
12 sufficient).
13 (4) Each organized group of proponents or opponents of a
14ballot proposition, which shall have registered the name and
15address of its organization or committee and the name and
16address of its chair chairman with the proper election
17authority at least 40 days before the primary election, shall
18be entitled to appoint one pollwatcher per precinct. The
19pollwatcher must be registered to vote in Illinois.
20 (5) In any primary election held to nominate candidates for
21the offices of a municipality of less than 3,000,000 population
22that is situated in 2 or more counties, a pollwatcher who is a
23resident of a county in which any part of the municipality is
24situated shall be eligible to serve as a pollwatcher in any
25polling place located within such municipality, provided that
26such pollwatcher otherwise complies with the respective

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1requirements of subsections (1) through (4) of this Section and
2is a registered voter whose residence is within Illinois.
3 All pollwatchers shall be required to have proper
4credentials. Such credentials shall be printed in sufficient
5quantities, shall be issued by and under the facsimile
6signature(s) of the election authority and shall be available
7for distribution at least 2 weeks prior to the election. Such
8credentials shall be authorized by the real or facsimile
9signature of the State or local party official or the candidate
10or the presiding officer of the civic organization or the chair
11chairman of the proponent or opponent group, as the case may
12be.
13 Pollwatcher credentials shall be in substantially the
14following form:
15
POLLWATCHER CREDENTIALS
16TO THE JUDGES OF ELECTION:
17 In accordance with the provisions of the Election Code, the
18undersigned hereby appoints ........... (name of pollwatcher)
19at .......... (address) in the county of ...........,
20.......... (township or municipality) of ........... (name),
21State of Illinois and who is duly registered to vote from this
22address, to act as a pollwatcher in the ........... precinct of
23the .......... ward (if applicable) of the ...........
24(township or municipality) of ........... at the ...........
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1........................ (Signature of Appointing Authority)
2........................ TITLE (party official, candidate,
3 civic organization president,
4 proponent or opponent group
5chair chairman)
6 Under penalties provided by law pursuant to Section 29-10
7of the Election Code, the undersigned pollwatcher certifies
8that he or she resides at .............. (address) in the
9county of ........., ......... (township or municipality) of
10.......... (name), State of Illinois, and is duly registered to
11vote in Illinois.
12........................... ..........................
13(Precinct and/or Ward in (Signature of Pollwatcher)
14Which Pollwatcher Resides)
15 Pollwatchers must present their credentials to the Judges
16of Election upon entering the polling place. Pollwatcher
17credentials properly executed and signed shall be proof of the
18qualifications of the pollwatcher authorized thereby. Such
19credentials are retained by the Judges and returned to the
20Election Authority at the end of the day of election with the
21other election materials. Once a pollwatcher has surrendered a
22valid credential, he may leave and reenter the polling place
23provided that such continuing action does not disrupt the
24conduct of the election. Pollwatchers may be substituted during
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1candidates, qualified civic organizations and proponents and
2opponents of a ballot proposition can have only as many
3pollwatchers at any given time as are authorized in this
4Article. A substitute must present his signed credential to the
5judges of election upon entering the polling place. Election
6authorities must provide a sufficient number of credentials to
7allow for substitution of pollwatchers. After the polls have
8closed, pollwatchers shall be allowed to remain until the
9canvass of votes is completed; but may leave and reenter only
10in cases of necessity, provided that such action is not so
11continuous as to disrupt the canvass of votes.
12 Candidates seeking office in a district or municipality
13encompassing 2 or more counties shall be admitted to any and
14all polling places throughout such district or municipality
15without regard to the counties in which such candidates are
16registered to vote. Actions of such candidates shall be
17governed in each polling place by the same privileges and
18limitations that apply to pollwatchers as provided in this
19Section. Any such candidate who engages in an activity in a
20polling place which could reasonably be construed by a majority
21of the judges of election as campaign activity shall be removed
22forthwith from such polling place.
23 Candidates seeking office in a district or municipality
24encompassing 2 or more counties who desire to be admitted to
25polling places on election day in such district or municipality
26shall be required to have proper credentials. Such credentials

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1shall be printed in sufficient quantities, shall be issued by
2and under the facsimile signature of the election authority of
3the election jurisdiction where the polling place in which the
4candidate seeks admittance is located, and shall be available
5for distribution at least 2 weeks prior to the election. Such
6credentials shall be signed by the candidate.
7 Candidate credentials shall be in substantially the
8following form:
9
CANDIDATE CREDENTIALS
10 TO THE JUDGES OF ELECTION:
11 In accordance with the provisions of the Election Code, I
12...... (name of candidate) hereby certify that I am a candidate
13for ....... (name of office) and seek admittance to .......
14precinct of the ....... ward (if applicable) of the .......
15(township or municipality) of ....... at the ....... election
16to be held on (insert date).
17......................... .......................
18(Signature of Candidate) OFFICE FOR WHICH
19 CANDIDATE SEEKS
20 NOMINATION OR
21 ELECTION
22 Pollwatchers shall be permitted to observe all proceedings
23and view all reasonably requested records relating to the
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1not impinged, and to station themselves in a position in the
2voting room as will enable them to observe the judges making
3the signature comparison between the voter application and the
4voter registration record card; provided, however, that such
5pollwatchers shall not be permitted to station themselves in
6such close proximity to the judges of election so as to
7interfere with the orderly conduct of the election and shall
8not, in any event, be permitted to handle election materials.
9Pollwatchers may challenge for cause the voting qualifications
10of a person offering to vote and may call to the attention of
11the judges of election any incorrect procedure or apparent
12violations of this Code.
13 If a majority of the judges of election determine that the
14polling place has become too overcrowded with pollwatchers so
15as to interfere with the orderly conduct of the election, the
16judges shall, by lot, limit such pollwatchers to a reasonable
17number, except that each candidate and each established or new
18political party shall be permitted to have at least one
19pollwatcher present.
20 Representatives of an election authority, with regard to an
21election under its jurisdiction, the State Board of Elections,
22and law enforcement agencies, including but not limited to a
23United States Attorney, a State's attorney, the Attorney
24General, and a State, county, or local police department, in
25the performance of their official election duties, shall be
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1place. Upon entering the polling place, such representatives
2shall display their official credentials or other
3identification to the judges of election.
4 Uniformed police officers assigned to polling place duty
5shall follow all lawful instructions of the judges of election.
6 The provisions of this Section shall also apply to
7supervised casting of vote by mail ballots as provided in
8Section 19-12.2 of this Act.
9(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15.)
10 (10 ILCS 5/7-46) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-46)
11 Sec. 7-46. On receiving from the primary judges a primary
12ballot of his party, the primary elector shall forthwith and
13without leaving the polling place, retire alone to one of the
14voting booths and prepare such primary ballot by marking a
15cross (X) in the square in front of and opposite the name of
16each candidate of his choice for each office to be filled, and
17for delegates and alternate delegates to national nominating
18conventions, and for committeepersons committeemen, if
19committeepersons committeemen are being elected at such
20primary. A cross (X) in the square in front of the bracket
21enclosing the names of a team of candidates for Governor and
22Lieutenant Governor counts as one vote for each of those
23candidates.
24 Any primary elector may, instead of voting for any
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1or for delegate or alternate delegate to national nominating
2conventions, whose name is printed on the primary ballot, write
3in the name of any other person affiliated with such party as a
4candidate for the nomination for any office, or for
5committeeperson committeeman, or for delegates or alternate
6delegates to national nominating conventions, and indicate his
7choice of such candidate or committeeperson committeeman or
8delegate or alternate delegate, by placing to the left of and
9opposite the name thus written a square and placing in the
10square a cross (X). A primary elector, however, may not by this
11method vote separately for Governor and Lieutenant Governor but
12must write in the names of candidates of his or her choice for
13both offices and indicate his or her choice of those names by
14placing a single square to the left of those names and placing
15in that square a cross (X).
16 Where voting machines or electronic voting systems are
17used, the provisions of this section may be modified as
18required or authorized by Article 24 or Article 24A, whichever
19is applicable.
20(Source: P.A. 96-1018, eff. 1-1-11.)
21 (10 ILCS 5/7-51) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-51)
22 Sec. 7-51. If the primary elector marks more names upon the
23primary ballot than there are persons to be nominated as
24candidates for an office, or for State central committeepersons
25committeemen, or precinct committeepersons committeemen, or

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1township committeepersons committeemen, or ward
2committeepersons committeemen, or delegates or alternate
3delegates to National nominating conventions, or if for any
4reason it is impossible to determine the primary elector's
5choice of a candidate for the nomination for an office, or
6committeeperson committeeman, or delegate, his primary ballot
7shall not be counted for the nomination for such office or
8committeeperson committeeman.
9 No primary ballot, without the endorsement of the judge's
10initials thereon, shall be counted.
11 No judge shall omit to endorse his initials on a primary
12ballot, as required by this Article, nor shall any person not
13authorized so to do initial a primary ballot knowing that he is
14not so authorized.
15 Primary ballots not counted shall be marked "defective" on
16the back thereof; and primary ballots to which objections have
17been made by either of the primary judges or challengers shall
18be marked "objected to" on the back thereof; and a memorandum,
19signed by the primary judges, stating how it was counted, shall
20be written on the back of each primary ballot so marked; and
21all primary ballots marked "defective" or "objected to" shall
22be enclosed in an envelope and securely sealed, and so marked
23and endorsed as to clearly disclose its contents. The envelope
24to be used for enclosing ballots marked "defective" or
25"objected to" shall bear upon its face, in not less than 1 1/2
26inch type, the legend: "This envelope is for use after 6:00

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1P.M. only." The envelope to be used for enclosing ballots
2spoiled by voters while attempting to vote shall bear upon its
3face, in not less than 1 1/2 inch type, the legend: "This
4envelope is for use before 6:00 P.M. only."
5 All primary ballots not voted, and all that have been
6spoiled by voters while attempting to vote, shall be returned
7to the proper election authority by the primary judges, and a
8receipt taken therefor, and shall be preserved 2 months. Such
9official shall keep a record of the number of primary ballots
10delivered for each polling place, and he or they shall also
11enter upon such record the number and character of primary
12ballots returned, with the time when and the persons by whom
13they are returned.
14(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)
15 (10 ILCS 5/7-53) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-53)
16 Sec. 7-53. As soon as the ballots of a political party
17shall have been read and the votes of the political party
18counted, as provided in the last above section, the 3 judges in
19charge of the tally sheets shall foot up the tally sheets so as
20to show the total number of votes cast for each candidate of
21the political party and for each candidate for State Central
22committeeperson committeeman and precinct committeeperson
23committeeman, township committeeperson committeeman or ward
24committeeperson committeeman, and delegate and alternate
25delegate to National nominating conventions, and certify the

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1same to be correct. Thereupon, the primary judges shall set
2down in a certificate of results on the tally sheet, under the
3name of the political party, the name of each candidate voted
4for upon the primary ballot, written at full length, the name
5of the office for which he is a candidate for nomination or for
6committeeperson committeeman, or delegate or alternate
7delegate to National nominating conventions, the total number
8of votes which the candidate received, and they shall also set
9down the total number of ballots voted by the primary electors
10of the political party in the precinct. The certificate of
11results shall be made substantially in the following form:
12
................ Party
13 At the primary election held in the .... precinct of the
14(1) *township of ...., or (2) *City of ...., or (3) *.... ward
15in the city of .... on (insert date), the primary electors of
16the .... party voted .... ballots, and the respective
17candidates whose names were written or printed on the primary
18ballot of the .... party, received respectively the following
19votes:
20Name ofNo. of
21Candidate,Title of Office,Votes
22John JonesGovernor100
23Jane James Lieutenant Governor 100
24Sam SmithGovernor70
25Samantha Smythe Lieutenant Governor 70
26Frank MartinAttorney General150

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1William PrestonRep. in Congress200
2Frederick JohnCircuit Judge50
3 *Fill in either (1), (2) or (3).
4 And so on for each candidate.
5 We hereby certify the above and foregoing to be true and
6correct.
7 Dated (insert date).
8
...................................
9
Name
Address
10
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11
Name
Address
12
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13
Name
Address
14
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15
Name
Address
16
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17
Name
Address
18
Judges of Primary
19 Where voting machines or electronic voting systems are
20used, the provisions of this Section may be modified as
21required or authorized by Article 24 and Article 24A, whichever
22is applicable.
23(Source: P.A. 96-1018, eff. 1-1-11.)
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1 Sec. 7-55. The primary poll books or the official poll
2record, and the tally sheets with the certificates of the
3primary judges written thereon, together with the envelopes
4containing the ballots, including the envelope containing the
5ballots marked "defective" or "objected to", shall be carefully
6enveloped and sealed up together, properly endorsed, and the
7primary judges shall elect 2 judges (one from each of the major
8political parties), who shall immediately deliver the same to
9the clerk from whom the primary ballots were obtained, which
10clerk shall safely keep the same for 2 months, and thereafter
11shall safely keep the poll books until the next primary. Each
12election authority shall keep the office of the election
13authority, or any receiving stations designated by such
14authority, open for at least 12 consecutive hours after the
15polls close, or until the judges of each precinct under the
16jurisdiction of the election authority have delivered to the
17election authority all the above materials sealed up together
18and properly endorsed as provided herein. Materials delivered
19to the election authority which are not in the condition
20required by this Section shall not be accepted by the election
21authority until the judges delivering the same make and sign
22the necessary corrections. Upon acceptance of the materials by
23the election authority, the judges delivering the same shall
24take a receipt signed by the election authority and stamped
25with the time and date of such delivery. The election judges
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1shall, in the event such materials cannot be found when needed,
2on proper request, produce the receipt which they are to take
3as above provided.
4 The county clerk or board of election commissioners shall
5deliver a copy of each tally sheet to the county chairmen of
6the two largest political parties.
7 Where voting machines or electronic voting systems are
8used, the provisions of this section may be modified as
9required or authorized by Article 24 and Article 24A, whichever
10is applicable.
11(Source: P.A. 83-764.)
12 (10 ILCS 5/7-56) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-56)
13 Sec. 7-56. As soon as complete returns are delivered to the
14proper election authority, the returns shall be canvassed for
15all primary elections as follows. The election authority acting
16as the canvassing board pursuant to Section 1-8 of this Code
17shall also open and canvass the returns of a primary. Upon the
18completion of the canvass of the returns by the election
19authority, the election authority shall make a tabulated
20statement of the returns for each political party separately,
21stating in appropriate columns and under proper headings, the
22total number of votes cast in said county for each candidate
23for nomination or election by said party, including candidates
24for President of the United States and for State central
25committeepersons committeemen, and for delegates and alternate

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1delegates to National nominating conventions, and for precinct
2committeepersons committeemen, township committeepersons
3committeemen, and for ward committeepersons committeemen.
4Within 2 days after the completion of said canvass by the
5election authority, the county clerk shall mail to the State
6Board of Elections a certified copy of such tabulated statement
7of returns. The election authority shall also determine and set
8down as to each precinct the number of ballots voted by the
9primary electors of each party at the primary.
10 In the case of the nomination or election of candidates for
11offices, including President of the United States and the State
12central committeepersons committeemen, and delegates and
13alternate delegates to National nominating conventions,
14certified tabulated statement of returns for which are filed
15with the State Board of Elections, said returns shall be
16canvassed by the election authority. And, provided, further,
17that within 5 days after said returns shall be canvassed by the
18said Board, the Board shall cause to be published in one daily
19newspaper of general circulation at the seat of the State
20government in Springfield a certified statement of the returns
21filed in its office, showing the total vote cast in the State
22for each candidate of each political party for President of the
23United States, and showing the total vote for each candidate of
24each political party for President of the United States, cast
25in each of the several congressional districts in the State.
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1this Code, of the consolidated primary, the election authority
2shall deliver an original certificate of results to each local
3election official, with respect to whose political
4subdivisions nominations were made at such primary, for each
5precinct in his jurisdiction in which such nominations were on
6the ballot. Such original certificate of results need not
7include any offices or nominations for any other political
8subdivisions.
9(Source: P.A. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05; 94-647, eff. 1-1-06;
1095-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
11 (10 ILCS 5/7-58) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-58)
12 Sec. 7-58. Each county clerk or board of election
13commissioners shall, upon completion of the canvassing of the
14returns, make and transmit to the State Board of Elections and
15to each election authority whose duty it is to print the
16official ballot for the election for which the nomination is
17made a proclamation of the results of the primary. The
18proclamation shall state the name of each candidate of each
19political party so nominated or elected, as shown by the
20returns, together with the name of the office for which he or
21she was nominated or elected, including precinct, township and
22ward committeepersons committeemen, and including in the case
23of the State Board of Elections, candidates for State central
24committeepersons committeemen, and delegates and alternate
25delegates to National nominating conventions. If a notice of

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1contest is filed, the election authority shall, within one
2business day after receiving a certified copy of the court's
3judgment or order, amend its proclamation accordingly and
4proceed to file an amended proclamation with the appropriate
5election authorities and with the State Board of Elections.
6 The State Board of Elections shall issue a certificate of
7election to each of the persons shown by the returns and the
8proclamation thereof to be elected State central
9committeepersons committeemen, and delegates and alternate
10delegates to National nomination conventions; and the county
11clerk shall issue a certificate of election to each person
12shown by the returns to be elected precinct, township or ward
13committeeperson committeeman. The certificate issued to such
14precinct committeeperson committeeman shall state the number
15of ballots voted in his or her precinct by the primary electors
16of his or her party at the primary at which he or she was
17elected. The certificate issued to such township
18committeeperson committeeman shall state the number of ballots
19voted in his or her township or part of a township, as the case
20may be, by the primary electors of his or her party at the
21primary at which he or she was elected. The certificate issued
22to such ward committeeperson committeeman shall state the
23number of ballots voted in his or her ward by the primary
24electors of his or her party at the primary at which he or she
25was elected.
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1 (10 ILCS 5/7-59) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-59)
2 Sec. 7-59. (a) The person receiving the highest number of
3votes at a primary as a candidate of a party for the nomination
4for an office shall be the candidate of that party for such
5office, and his name as such candidate shall be placed on the
6official ballot at the election then next ensuing; provided,
7that where there are two or more persons to be nominated for
8the same office or board, the requisite number of persons
9receiving the highest number of votes shall be nominated and
10their names shall be placed on the official ballot at the
11following election.
12 Except as otherwise provided by Section 7-8 of this Act,
13the person receiving the highest number of votes of his party
14for State central committeeperson committeeman of his
15congressional district shall be declared elected State central
16committeeperson committeeman from said congressional district.
17 Unless a national political party specifies that delegates
18and alternate delegates to a National nominating convention be
19allocated by proportional selection representation according
20to the results of a Presidential preference primary, the
21requisite number of persons receiving the highest number of
22votes of their party for delegates and alternate delegates to
23National nominating conventions from the State at large, and
24the requisite number of persons receiving the highest number of
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1National nominating conventions in their respective
2congressional districts shall be declared elected delegates
3and alternate delegates to the National nominating conventions
4of their party.
5 A political party which elects the members to its State
6Central Committee by Alternative B under paragraph (a) of
7Section 7-8 shall select its congressional district delegates
8and alternate delegates to its national nominating convention
9by proportional selection representation according to the
10results of a Presidential preference primary in each
11congressional district in the manner provided by the rules of
12the national political party and the State Central Committee,
13when the rules and policies of the national political party so
14require.
15 A political party which elects the members to its State
16Central Committee by Alternative B under paragraph (a) of
17Section 7-8 shall select its at large delegates and alternate
18delegates to its national nominating convention by
19proportional selection representation according to the results
20of a Presidential preference primary in the whole State in the
21manner provided by the rules of the national political party
22and the State Central Committee, when the rules and policies of
23the national political party so require.
24 The person receiving the highest number of votes of his
25party for precinct committeeperson committeeman of his
26precinct shall be declared elected precinct committeeperson

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1committeeman from said precinct.
2 The person receiving the highest number of votes of his
3party for township committeeperson committeeman of his
4township or part of a township as the case may be, shall be
5declared elected township committeeperson committeeman from
6said township or part of a township as the case may be. In
7cities where ward committeepersons committeemen are elected,
8the person receiving the highest number of votes of his party
9for ward committeeperson committeeman of his ward shall be
10declared elected ward committeeperson committeeman from said
11ward.
12 When two or more persons receive an equal and the highest
13number of votes for the nomination for the same office or for
14committeeperson committeeman of the same political party, or
15where more than one person of the same political party is to be
16nominated as a candidate for office or committeeperson
17committeeman, if it appears that more than the number of
18persons to be nominated for an office or elected
19committeeperson committeeman have the highest and an equal
20number of votes for the nomination for the same office or for
21election as committeeperson committeeman, the election
22authority by which the returns of the primary are canvassed
23shall decide by lot which of said persons shall be nominated or
24elected, as the case may be. In such case the election
25authority shall issue notice in writing to such persons of such
26tie vote stating therein the place, the day (which shall not be

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1more than 5 days thereafter) and the hour when such nomination
2or election shall be so determined.
3 (b) Write-in votes shall be counted only for persons who
4have filed notarized declarations of intent to be write-in
5candidates with the proper election authority or authorities
6not later than 61 days prior to the primary. However, whenever
7an objection to a candidate's nominating papers or petitions
8for any office is sustained under Section 10-10 after the 61st
9day before the election, then write-in votes shall be counted
10for that candidate if he or she has filed a notarized
11declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for that
12office with the proper election authority or authorities not
13later than 7 days prior to the election.
14 Forms for the declaration of intent to be a write-in
15candidate shall be supplied by the election authorities. Such
16declaration shall specify the office for which the person seeks
17nomination or election as a write-in candidate.
18 The election authority or authorities shall deliver a list
19of all persons who have filed such declarations to the election
20judges in the appropriate precincts prior to the primary.
21 (c) (1) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this
22Section, where the number of candidates whose names have been
23printed on a party's ballot for nomination for or election to
24an office at a primary is less than the number of persons the
25party is entitled to nominate for or elect to the office at the
26primary, a person whose name was not printed on the party's

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1primary ballot as a candidate for nomination for or election to
2the office, is not nominated for or elected to that office as a
3result of a write-in vote at the primary unless the number of
4votes he received equals or exceeds the number of signatures
5required on a petition for nomination for that office; or
6unless the number of votes he receives exceeds the number of
7votes received by at least one of the candidates whose names
8were printed on the primary ballot for nomination for or
9election to the same office.
10 (2) Paragraph (1) of this subsection does not apply where
11the number of candidates whose names have been printed on the
12party's ballot for nomination for or election to the office at
13the primary equals or exceeds the number of persons the party
14is entitled to nominate for or elect to the office at the
15primary.
16(Source: P.A. 94-647, eff. 1-1-06; 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)
17 (10 ILCS 5/7-60) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-60)
18 Sec. 7-60. Not less than 74 days before the date of the
19general election, the State Board of Elections shall certify to
20the county clerks the names of each of the candidates who have
21been nominated as shown by the proclamation of the State Board
22of Elections as a canvassing board or who have been nominated
23to fill a vacancy in nomination and direct the election
24authority to place upon the official ballot for the general
25election the names of such candidates in the same manner and in

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1the same order as shown upon the certification, except as
2otherwise provided in this Section.
3 Not less than 68 days before the date of the general
4election, each county clerk shall certify the names of each of
5the candidates for county offices who have been nominated as
6shown by the proclamation of the county election authority or
7who have been nominated to fill a vacancy in nomination and
8declare that the names of such candidates for the respective
9offices shall be placed upon the official ballot for the
10general election in the same manner and in the same order as
11shown upon the certification, except as otherwise provided by
12this Section. Each county clerk shall place a copy of the
13certification on file in his or her office and at the same time
14issue to the State Board of Elections a copy of such
15certification. In addition, each county clerk in whose county
16there is a board of election commissioners shall, not less than
1768 days before the date of the general election, issue to such
18board a copy of the certification that has been filed in the
19county clerk's office, together with a copy of the
20certification that has been issued to the clerk by the State
21Board of Elections, with directions to the board of election
22commissioners to place upon the official ballot for the general
23election in that election jurisdiction the names of all
24candidates that are listed on such certifications, in the same
25manner and in the same order as shown upon such certifications,
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1 Whenever there are two or more persons nominated by the
2same political party for multiple offices for any board, the
3name of the candidate of such party receiving the highest
4number of votes in the primary election as a candidate for such
5office, as shown by the official election returns of the
6primary, shall be certified first under the name of such
7offices, and the names of the remaining candidates of such
8party for such offices shall follow in the order of the number
9of votes received by them respectively at the primary election
10as shown by the official election results.
11 No person who is shown by the final proclamation to have
12been nominated or elected at the primary as a write-in
13candidate shall have his or her name certified unless such
14person shall have filed with the certifying office or board
15within 10 days after the election authority's proclamation a
16statement of candidacy pursuant to Section 7-10, a statement
17pursuant to Section 7-10.1, and a receipt for the filing of a
18statement of economic interests in relation to the unit of
19government to which he or she has been elected or nominated.
20 Each county clerk and board of election commissioners shall
21determine by a fair and impartial method of random selection
22the order of placement of established political party
23candidates for the general election ballot. Such determination
24shall be made within 30 days following the canvass and
25proclamation of the results of the general primary in the
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1and shall be open to the public. Seven days written notice of
2the time and place of conducting such random selection shall be
3given, by each such election authority, to the County Chair
4Chairman of each established political party, and to each
5organization of citizens within the election jurisdiction
6which was entitled, under this Article, at the next preceding
7election, to have pollwatchers present on the day of election.
8Each election authority shall post in a conspicuous, open and
9public place, at the entrance of the election authority office,
10notice of the time and place of such lottery. However, a board
11of election commissioners may elect to place established
12political party candidates on the general election ballot in
13the same order determined by the county clerk of the county in
14which the city under the jurisdiction of such board is located.
15 Each certification shall indicate, where applicable, the
16following:
17 (1) The political party affiliation of the candidates
18 for the respective offices;
19 (2) If there is to be more than one candidate elected
20 to an office from the State, political subdivision or
21 district;
22 (3) If the voter has the right to vote for more than
23 one candidate for an office;
24 (4) The term of office, if a vacancy is to be filled
25 for less than a full term or if the offices to be filled in
26 a political subdivision are for different terms.

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1 The State Board of Elections or the county clerk, as the
2case may be, shall issue an amended certification whenever it
3is discovered that the original certification is in error.
4(Source: P.A. 96-1008, eff. 7-6-10.)
5 (10 ILCS 5/7-60.1) (from Ch. 46, par. 7-60.1)
6 Sec. 7-60.1. Certification of Candidates - Consolidated
7Election. Each local election official of a political
8subdivision in which candidates for the respective local
9offices are nominated at the consolidated primary shall, no
10later than 5 days following the canvass and proclamation of the
11results of the consolidated primary, certify to each election
12authority whose duty it is to prepare the official ballot for
13the consolidated election in that political subdivision the
14names of each of the candidates who have been nominated as
15shown by the proclamation of the appropriate election authority
16or who have been nominated to fill a vacancy in nomination and
17direct the election authority to place upon the official ballot
18for the consolidated election the names of such candidates in
19the same manner and in the same order as shown upon the
20certification, except as otherwise provided by this Section.
21 Whenever there are two or more persons nominated by the
22same political party for multiple offices for any board, the
23name of the candidate of such party receiving the highest
24number of votes in the consolidated primary election as a
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1first under the name of such office, and the names of the
2remaining candidates of such party for such offices shall
3follow in the order of the number of votes received by them
4respectively at the consolidated primary election as shown by
5the official election results.
6 No person who is shown by the election authority's
7proclamation to have been nominated at the consolidated primary
8as a write-in candidate shall have his or her name certified
9unless such person shall have filed with the certifying office
10or board within 5 days after the election authority's
11proclamation a statement of candidacy pursuant to Section 7-10
12and a statement pursuant to Section 7-10.1.
13 Each board of election commissioners of the cities in which
14established political party candidates for city offices are
15nominated at the consolidated primary shall determine by a fair
16and impartial method of random selection the order of placement
17of the established political party candidates for the
18consolidated ballot. Such determination shall be made within 5
19days following the canvass and proclamation of the results of
20the consolidated primary and shall be open to the public. Three
21days written notice of the time and place of conducting such
22random selection shall be given, by each such election
23authority, to the County Chair Chairman of each established
24political party, and to each organization of citizens within
25the election jurisdiction which was entitled, under this
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1present on the day of election. Each election authority shall
2post in a conspicuous, open and public place, at the entrance
3of the election authority office, notice of the time and place
4of such lottery.
5 Each local election official of a political subdivision in
6which established political party candidates for the
7respective local offices are nominated by primary shall
8determine by a fair and impartial method of random selection
9the order of placement of the established political party
10candidates for the consolidated election ballot and, in the
11case of certain municipalities having annual elections, on the
12general primary ballot for election. Such determination shall
13be made prior to the canvass and proclamation of results of the
14consolidated primary or special municipal primary, as the case
15may be, in the office of the local election official and shall
16be open to the public. Three days written notice of the time
17and place of conducting such random selection shall be given,
18by each such local election official, to the County Chair
19Chairman of each established political party, and to each
20organization of citizens within the election jurisdiction
21which was entitled, under this Article, at the next preceding
22election, to have pollwatchers present on the day of election.
23Each local election official shall post in a conspicuous, open
24and public place notice of such lottery. Immediately
25thereafter, the local election official shall certify the
26ballot placement order so determined to the proper election

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1authorities charged with the preparation of the consolidated
2election, or general primary, ballot for that political
3subdivision.
4 Not less than 68 days before the date of the consolidated
5election, each local election official of a political
6subdivision in which established political party candidates
7for the respective local offices have been nominated by caucus
8or have been nominated because no primary was required to be
9held shall certify to each election authority whose duty it is
10to prepare the official ballot for the consolidated election in
11that political subdivision the names of each of the candidates
12whose certificates of nomination or nomination papers have been
13filed in his or her office and direct the election authority to
14place upon the official ballot for the consolidated election
15the names of such candidates in the same manner and in the same
16order as shown upon the certification. Such local election
17official shall, prior to certification, determine by a fair and
18impartial method of random selection the order of placement of
19the established political party candidates for the
20consolidated election ballot. Such determination shall be made
21in the office of the local election official and shall be open
22to the public. Three days written notice of the time and place
23of conducting such random selection shall be given by each such
24local election official to the county chair chairman of each
25established political party, and to each organization of
26citizens within the election jurisdiction which was entitled,

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1under this Article, at the next preceding election, to have
2pollwatchers present on the day of election. Each local
3election official shall post in a conspicuous, open and public
4place, at the entrance of the office, notice of the time and
5place of such lottery. The local election official shall
6certify the ballot placement order so determined as part of his
7official certification of candidates to the election
8authorities whose duty it is to prepare the official ballot for
9the consolidated election in that political subdivision.
10 The certification shall indicate, where applicable, the
11following:
12 (1) The political party affiliation of the candidates
13 for the respective offices;
14 (2) If there is to be more than one candidate elected
15 or nominated to an office from the State, political
16 subdivision or district;
17 (3) If the voter has the right to vote for more than
18 one candidate for an office;
19 (4) The term of office, if a vacancy is to be filled
20 for less than a full term or if the offices to be filled in
21 a political subdivision or district are for different
22 terms.
23 The local election official shall issue an amended
24certification whenever it is discovered that the original
25certification is in error.
26(Source: P.A. 96-1008, eff. 7-6-10.)

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1 (10 ILCS 5/8-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 8-5)
2 Sec. 8-5. There shall be constituted one legislative
3committee for each political party in each legislative district
4and one representative committee for each political party in
5each representative district. Legislative and representative
6committees shall be composed as follows:
7 In legislative or representative districts within or
8including a portion of any county containing 2,000,000 or more
9inhabitants, the legislative or representative committee of a
10political party shall consist of the committeepersons
11committeemen of such party representing each township or ward
12of such county any portion of which township or ward is
13included within such legislative or representative district
14and the chair chairman of each county central committee of such
15party of any county containing less than 2,000,000 inhabitants
16any portion of which county is included within such legislative
17or representative district.
18 In the remainder of the State, the legislative or
19representative committee of a political party shall consist of
20the chair chairman of each county central committee of such
21party, any portion of which county is included within such
22legislative or representative district; but if a legislative or
23representative district comprises only one county, or part of a
24county, its legislative or representative committee shall
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1and 2 members of the county central committee who reside in the
2legislative or representative district, as the case may be,
3elected by the county central committee.
4 Within 180 days after the primary of the even-numbered year
5immediately following the decennial redistricting required by
6Section 3 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970,
7the ward committeepersons committeemen, township
8committeepersons committeemen or chairmen of county central
9committees within each of the redistricted legislative and
10representative districts shall meet and proceed to organize by
11electing from among their own number a chair chairman and,
12either from among their own number or otherwise, such other
13officers as they may deem necessary or expedient. The ward
14committeepersons committeemen, township committeepersons
15committeemen or chairmen of county central committees shall
16determine the time and place (which shall be in the limits of
17such district) of such meeting. Immediately upon completion of
18organization, the chair chairman shall forward to the State
19Board of Elections the names and addresses of the chair
20chairman and secretary of the committee. A vacancy shall occur
21when a member dies, resigns or ceases to reside in the county,
22township or ward which he represented.
23 Within 180 days after the primary of each other
24even-numbered year, each legislative committee and
25representative committee shall meet and proceed to organize by
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1from its own number or otherwise, such other officers as each
2committee may deem necessary or expedient. Immediately upon
3completion of organization, the chair chairman shall forward to
4the State Board of Elections, the names and addresses of the
5chair chairman and secretary of the committee. The outgoing
6chair chairman of such committee shall notify the members of
7the time and place (which shall be in the limits of such
8district) of such meeting. A vacancy shall occur when a member
9dies, resigns, or ceases to reside in the county, township or
10ward, which he represented.
11 If any change is made in the boundaries of any precinct,
12township or ward, the committeeperson committeeman previously
13elected therefrom shall continue to serve, as if no boundary
14change had occurred, for the purpose of acting as a member of a
15legislative or representative committee until his successor is
16elected or appointed.
17(Source: P.A. 84-352.)
18 (10 ILCS 5/8-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 8-6)
19 Sec. 8-6. In legislative or representative districts
20wholly contained within counties having 2,000,000 or more
21inhabitants each member of each legislative or representative
22committee shall in its organization and proceedings be entitled
23to one vote for each ballot voted in that portion of his
24township or ward in the legislative or representative district
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1which members of the General Assembly were nominated. If a
2portion of the legislative or representative district is within
3a county containing 2,000,000 or more inhabitants then each
4legislative or representative committee member shall be
5entitled to vote as follows: (a) in the portion of the district
6lying within a county of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants, each
7committeeperson committeeman shall be entitled to one vote for
8each ballot voted in that portion of his township or ward in
9the legislative or representative district by primary electors
10of his party at the last primary at which township or ward
11committeepersons committeemen were elected; (b) in the portion
12of the district lying outside a county of 2,000,000 or more
13inhabitants, each chair chairman of a county central committee
14shall be entitled to one vote for each ballot voted in that
15portion of his county in the legislative or representative
16district by the primary electors of his party at the last
17primary at which members of the General Assembly were
18nominated. In the remainder of the State, each member shall be
19entitled to cast one vote for each ballot voted in that portion
20of his county in the legislative or representative district by
21the primary electors of his party at the last primary at which
22members of the General Assembly were nominated. However, in
23counties under 2,000,000 population, if the legislative or
24representative district comprises only one county, or part of a
25county, each legislative or representative committee member
26shall be entitled to cast one vote.

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1(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)
2 (10 ILCS 5/8-7) (from Ch. 46, par. 8-7)
3 Sec. 8-7. The various political party committees now in
4existence are hereby recognized and shall exercise the powers
5and perform the duties herein prescribed until
6committeepersons committeemen are chosen, in accordance with
7the provisions of this article.
8(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1.)
9 (10 ILCS 5/9-1.3) (from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.3)
10 Sec. 9-1.3. "Candidate" means any person who seeks
11nomination for election, election to or retention in public
12office, or any person who seeks election as ward or township
13committeeperson committeeman in counties of 3,000,000 or more
14population, whether or not such person is elected. A person
15seeks nomination for election, election or retention if he (1)
16takes the action necessary under the laws of this State to
17attempt to qualify for nomination for election, election to or
18retention in public office or election as ward or township
19committeeperson committeeman in counties of 3,000,000 or more
20population, or (2) receives contributions or makes
21expenditures, or gives consent for any other person to receive
22contributions or make expenditures with a view to bringing
23about his nomination for election or election to or retention
24in public office, or his or her election as ward or township

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1committeeperson committeeman in counties of 3,000,000 or more
2population.
3(Source: P.A. 89-405, eff. 11-8-95.)
4 (10 ILCS 5/9-1.8) (from Ch. 46, par. 9-1.8)
5 Sec. 9-1.8. Political committees.
6 (a) "Political committee" includes a candidate political
7committee, a political party committee, a political action
8committee, a ballot initiative committee, and an independent
9expenditure committee.
10 (b) "Candidate political committee" means the candidate
11himself or herself or any natural person, trust, partnership,
12corporation, or other organization or group of persons
13designated by the candidate that accepts contributions or makes
14expenditures during any 12-month period in an aggregate amount
15exceeding $5,000 on behalf of the candidate.
16 (c) "Political party committee" means the State central
17committee of a political party, a county central committee of a
18political party, a legislative caucus committee, or a committee
19formed by a ward or township committeeperson committeeman of a
20political party. For purposes of this Article, a "legislative
21caucus committee" means a committee established for the purpose
22of electing candidates to the General Assembly by the person
23elected President of the Senate, Minority Leader of the Senate,
24Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minority Leader of the
25House of Representatives, or a committee established by 5 or

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1more members of the same caucus of the Senate or 10 or more
2members of the same caucus of the House of Representatives.
3 (d) "Political action committee" means any natural person,
4trust, partnership, committee, association, corporation, or
5other organization or group of persons, other than a candidate,
6political party, candidate political committee, or political
7party committee, that accepts contributions or makes
8expenditures during any 12-month period in an aggregate amount
9exceeding $5,000 on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate
10or candidates for public office. "Political action committee"
11includes any natural person, trust, partnership, committee,
12association, corporation, or other organization or group of
13persons, other than a candidate, political party, candidate
14political committee, or political party committee, that makes
15electioneering communications during any 12-month period in an
16aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 related to any candidate or
17candidates for public office.
18 (e) "Ballot initiative committee" means any natural
19person, trust, partnership, committee, association,
20corporation, or other organization or group of persons that
21accepts contributions or makes expenditures during any
2212-month period in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 in
23support of or in opposition to any question of public policy to
24be submitted to the electors. "Ballot initiative committee"
25includes any natural person, trust, partnership, committee,
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1persons that makes electioneering communications during any
212-month period in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 related
3to any question of public policy to be submitted to the voters.
4The $5,000 threshold applies to any contributions or
5expenditures received or made with the purpose of securing a
6place on the ballot for, advocating the defeat or passage of,
7or engaging in electioneering communication regarding the
8question of public policy, regardless of the method of
9initiation of the question of public policy and regardless of
10whether petitions have been circulated or filed with the
11appropriate office or whether the question has been adopted and
12certified by the governing body.
13 (f) "Independent expenditure committee" means any trust,
14partnership, committee, association, corporation, or other
15organization or group of persons formed for the exclusive
16purpose of making independent expenditures during any 12-month
17period in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 in support of or
18in opposition to (i) the nomination for election, election,
19retention, or defeat of any public official or candidate or
20(ii) any question of public policy to be submitted to the
21electors. "Independent expenditure committee" also includes
22any trust, partnership, committee, association, corporation,
23or other organization or group of persons that makes
24electioneering communications that are not made in connection,
25consultation, or concert with or at the request or suggestion
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1candidate's designated political committee or campaign, or an
2agent or agents of the public official, candidate, or political
3committee or campaign during any 12-month period in an
4aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 related to (i) the nomination
5for election, election, retention, or defeat of any public
6official or candidate or (ii) any question of public policy to
7be submitted to the voters.
8(Source: P.A. 97-766, eff. 7-6-12; 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)
9 (10 ILCS 5/9-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 9-2)
10 Sec. 9-2. Political committee designations.
11 (a) Every political committee shall be designated as a (i)
12candidate political committee, (ii) political party committee,
13(iii) political action committee, (iv) ballot initiative
14committee, or (v) independent expenditure committee.
15 (b) Beginning January 1, 2011, no public official or
16candidate for public office may maintain or establish more than
17one candidate political committee for each office that public
18official or candidate holds or is seeking. The name of each
19candidate political committee shall identify the name of the
20public official or candidate supported by the candidate
21political committee. If a candidate establishes separate
22candidate political committees for each public office, the name
23of each candidate political committee shall also include the
24public office to which the candidate seeks nomination for
25election, election, or retention. If a candidate establishes

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1one candidate political committee for multiple offices elected
2at different elections, then the candidate shall designate an
3election cycle, as defined in Section 9-1.9, for purposes of
4contribution limitations and reporting requirements set forth
5in this Article. No political committee, other than a candidate
6political committee, may include the name of a candidate in its
7name.
8 (c) Beginning January 1, 2011, no State central committee
9of a political party, county central committee of a political
10party, committee formed by a ward or township committeeperson
11committeeman, or committee established for the purpose of
12electing candidates to the General Assembly may maintain or
13establish more than one political party committee. The name of
14the committee must include the name of the political party.
15 (d) Beginning January 1, 2011, no natural person, trust,
16partnership, committee, association, corporation, or other
17organization or group of persons forming a political action
18committee shall maintain or establish more than one political
19action committee. The name of a political action committee must
20include the name of the entity forming the committee. This
21subsection does not apply to independent expenditure
22committees.
23 (e) Beginning January 1, 2011, the name of a ballot
24initiative committee must include words describing the
25question of public policy and whether the group supports or
26opposes the question.

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1 (f) Every political committee shall designate a chair
2chairman and a treasurer. The same person may serve as both
3chair chairman and treasurer of any political committee. A
4candidate who administers his own campaign contributions and
5expenditures shall be deemed a political committee for purposes
6of this Article and shall designate himself as chair chairman,
7treasurer, or both chair chairman and treasurer of such
8political committee. The treasurer of a political committee
9shall be responsible for keeping the records and filing the
10statements and reports required by this Article.
11 (g) No contribution and no expenditure shall be accepted or
12made by or on behalf of a political committee at a time when
13there is a vacancy in the office of chair chairman or treasurer
14thereof. No expenditure shall be made for or on behalf of a
15political committee without the authorization of its chair
16chairman or treasurer, or their designated agents.
17 (h) For purposes of implementing the changes made by this
18amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, every political
19committee in existence on the effective date of this amendatory
20Act of the 96th General Assembly shall make the designation
21required by this Section by December 31, 2010.
22(Source: P.A. 96-832, eff. 7-1-10; 97-766, eff. 7-6-12.)
23 (10 ILCS 5/9-8.10)
24 Sec. 9-8.10. Use of political committee and other reporting
25organization funds.

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1 (a) A political committee shall not make expenditures:
2 (1) In violation of any law of the United States or of
3 this State.
4 (2) Clearly in excess of the fair market value of the
5 services, materials, facilities, or other things of value
6 received in exchange.
7 (3) For satisfaction or repayment of any debts other
8 than loans made to the committee or to the public official
9 or candidate on behalf of the committee or repayment of
10 goods and services purchased by the committee under a
11 credit agreement. Nothing in this Section authorizes the
12 use of campaign funds to repay personal loans. The
13 repayments shall be made by check written to the person who
14 made the loan or credit agreement. The terms and conditions
15 of any loan or credit agreement to a committee shall be set
16 forth in a written agreement, including but not limited to
17 the method and amount of repayment, that shall be executed
18 by the chair chairman or treasurer of the committee at the
19 time of the loan or credit agreement. The loan or agreement
20 shall also set forth the rate of interest for the loan, if
21 any, which may not substantially exceed the prevailing
22 market interest rate at the time the agreement is executed.
23 (4) For the satisfaction or repayment of any debts or
24 for the payment of any expenses relating to a personal
25 residence. Campaign funds may not be used as collateral for
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1 (5) For clothing or personal laundry expenses, except
2 clothing items rented by the public official or candidate
3 for his or her own use exclusively for a specific
4 campaign-related event, provided that committees may
5 purchase costumes, novelty items, or other accessories
6 worn primarily to advertise the candidacy.
7 (6) For the travel expenses of any person unless the
8 travel is necessary for fulfillment of political,
9 governmental, or public policy duties, activities, or
10 purposes.
11 (7) For membership or club dues charged by
12 organizations, clubs, or facilities that are primarily
13 engaged in providing health, exercise, or recreational
14 services; provided, however, that funds received under
15 this Article may be used to rent the clubs or facilities
16 for a specific campaign-related event.
17 (8) In payment for anything of value or for
18 reimbursement of any expenditure for which any person has
19 been reimbursed by the State or any person. For purposes of
20 this item (8), a per diem allowance is not a reimbursement.
21 (9) For the purchase of or installment payment for a
22 motor vehicle unless the political committee can
23 demonstrate that purchase of a motor vehicle is more
24 cost-effective than leasing a motor vehicle as permitted
25 under this item (9). A political committee may lease or
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1 if the vehicle will be used primarily for campaign purposes
2 or for the performance of governmental duties. A committee
3 shall not make expenditures for use of the vehicle for
4 non-campaign or non-governmental purposes. Persons using
5 vehicles not purchased or leased by a political committee
6 may be reimbursed for actual mileage for the use of the
7 vehicle for campaign purposes or for the performance of
8 governmental duties. The mileage reimbursements shall be
9 made at a rate not to exceed the standard mileage rate
10 method for computation of business expenses under the
11 Internal Revenue Code.
12 (10) Directly for an individual's tuition or other
13 educational expenses, except for governmental or political
14 purposes directly related to a candidate's or public
15 official's duties and responsibilities.
16 (11) For payments to a public official or candidate or
17 his or her family member unless for compensation for
18 services actually rendered by that person. The provisions
19 of this item (11) do not apply to expenditures by a
20 political committee in an aggregate amount not exceeding
21 the amount of funds reported to and certified by the State
22 Board or county clerk as available as of June 30, 1998, in
23 the semi-annual report of contributions and expenditures
24 filed by the political committee for the period concluding
25 June 30, 1998.
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1receipt of a verified complaint, violations of the provisions
2of this Section. The Board may levy a fine on any person who
3knowingly makes expenditures in violation of this Section and
4on any person who knowingly makes a malicious and false
5accusation of a violation of this Section. The Board may act
6under this subsection only upon the affirmative vote of at
7least 5 of its members. The fine shall not exceed $500 for each
8expenditure of $500 or less and shall not exceed the amount of
9the expenditure plus $500 for each expenditure greater than
10$500. The Board shall also have the authority to render rulings
11and issue opinions relating to compliance with this Section.
12 (c) Nothing in this Section prohibits the expenditure of
13funds of a political committee controlled by an officeholder or
14by a candidate to defray the customary and reasonable expenses
15of an officeholder in connection with the performance of
16governmental and public service functions.
17 (d) Nothing in this Section prohibits the funds of a
18political committee which is controlled by a person convicted
19of a violation of any of the offenses listed in subsection (a)
20of Section 10 of the Public Corruption Profit Forfeiture Act
21from being forfeited to the State under Section 15 of the
22Public Corruption Profit Forfeiture Act.
23(Source: P.A. 96-1019, eff. 1-1-11.)
24 (10 ILCS 5/9-11) (from Ch. 46, par. 9-11)
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1 (a) Each quarterly report of campaign contributions,
2expenditures, and independent expenditures under Section 9-10
3shall disclose the following:
4 (1) the name and address of the political committee;
5 (2) the name and address of the person submitting the
6 report on behalf of the committee, if other than the chair
7 chairman or treasurer;
8 (3) the amount of funds on hand at the beginning of the
9 reporting period;
10 (4) the full name and mailing address of each person
11 who has made one or more contributions to or for the
12 committee within the reporting period in an aggregate
13 amount or value in excess of $150, together with the
14 amounts and dates of those contributions, and, if the
15 contributor is an individual who contributed more than
16 $500, the occupation and employer of the contributor or, if
17 the occupation and employer of the contributor are unknown,
18 a statement that the committee has made a good faith effort
19 to ascertain this information;
20 (5) the total sum of individual contributions made to
21 or for the committee during the reporting period and not
22 reported under item (4);
23 (6) the name and address of each political committee
24 from which the reporting committee received, or to which
25 that committee made, any transfer of funds in the aggregate
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1 amounts and dates of all transfers;
2 (7) the total sum of transfers made to or from the
3 committee during the reporting period and not reported
4 under item (6);
5 (8) each loan to or from any person, political
6 committee, or financial institution within the reporting
7 period by or to the committee in an aggregate amount or
8 value in excess of $150, together with the full names and
9 mailing addresses of the lender and endorsers, if any; the
10 dates and amounts of the loans; and, if a lender or
11 endorser is an individual who loaned or endorsed a loan of
12 more than $500, the occupation and employer of that
13 individual or, if the occupation and employer of the
14 individual are unknown, a statement that the committee has
15 made a good faith effort to ascertain this information;
16 (9) the total amount of proceeds received by the
17 committee from (i) the sale of tickets for each dinner,
18 luncheon, cocktail party, rally, and other fund-raising
19 events; (ii) mass collections made at those events; and
20 (iii) sales of items such as political campaign pins,
21 buttons, badges, flags, emblems, hats, banners,
22 literature, and similar materials;
23 (10) each contribution, rebate, refund, income from
24 investments, or other receipt in excess of $150 received by
25 the committee not otherwise listed under items (4) through
26 (9) and, if the contributor is an individual who

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1 contributed more than $500, the occupation and employer of
2 the contributor or, if the occupation and employer of the
3 contributor are unknown, a statement that the committee has
4 made a good faith effort to ascertain this information;
5 (11) the total sum of all receipts by or for the
6 committee or candidate during the reporting period;
7 (12) the full name and mailing address of each person
8 to whom expenditures have been made by the committee or
9 candidate within the reporting period in an aggregate
10 amount or value in excess of $150; the amount, date, and
11 purpose of each of those expenditures; and the question of
12 public policy or the name and address of, and the office
13 sought by, each candidate on whose behalf that expenditure
14 was made;
15 (13) the full name and mailing address of each person
16 to whom an expenditure for personal services, salaries, and
17 reimbursed expenses in excess of $150 has been made and
18 that is not otherwise reported, including the amount, date,
19 and purpose of the expenditure;
20 (14) the value of each asset held as an investment, as
21 of the final day of the reporting period;
22 (15) the total sum of expenditures made by the
23 committee during the reporting period; and
24 (16) the full name and mailing address of each person
25 to whom the committee owes debts or obligations in excess
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1 For purposes of reporting campaign receipts and expenses,
2income from investments shall be included as receipts during
3the reporting period they are actually received. The gross
4purchase price of each investment shall be reported as an
5expenditure at time of purchase. Net proceeds from the sale of
6an investment shall be reported as a receipt. During the period
7investments are held they shall be identified by name and
8quantity of security or instrument on each semi-annual report
9during the period.
10 (b) Each report of a campaign contribution of $1,000 or
11more required under subsection (c) of Section 9-10 shall
12disclose the following:
13 (1) the name and address of the political committee;
14 (2) the name and address of the person submitting the
15 report on behalf of the committee, if other than the chair
16 chairman or treasurer; and
17 (3) the full name and mailing address of each person
18 who has made a contribution of $1,000 or more.
19 (c) Each quarterly report shall include the following
20information regarding any independent expenditures made during
21the reporting period: (1) the full name and mailing address of
22each person to whom an expenditure in excess of $150 has been
23made in connection with an independent expenditure; (2) the
24amount, date, and purpose of such expenditure; (3) a statement
25whether the independent expenditure was in support of or in
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1candidate; (5) the office and, when applicable, district,
2sought by the candidate; and (6) a certification, under penalty
3of perjury, that such expenditure was not made in cooperation,
4consultation, or concert with, or at the request or suggestion
5of, any candidate or any authorized committee or agent of such
6committee. The report shall also include (I) the total of all
7independent expenditures of $150 or less made during the
8reporting period and (II) the total amount of all independent
9expenditures made during the reporting period.
10 (d) The Board shall by rule define a "good faith effort".
11 The reports of campaign contributions filed under this
12Article shall be cumulative during the reporting period to
13which they relate.
14 (e) Each report shall be verified, dated, and signed by
15either the treasurer of the political committee or the
16candidate on whose behalf the report is filed and shall contain
17the following verification:
18 "I declare that this report (including any accompanying
19schedules and statements) has been examined by me and, to the
20best of my knowledge and belief, is a true, correct, and
21complete report as required by Article 9 of the Election Code.
22I understand that willfully filing a false or incomplete
23statement is subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,000.".
24 (f) A political committee may amend a report filed under
25subsection (a) or (b). The Board may reduce or waive a fine if
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1the political committee files the amended report, except that a
2report filed under subsection (b) must be amended within 5
3business days. The State Board shall ensure that a description
4of the amended information is available to the public. The
5Board may promulgate rules to enforce this subsection.
6(Source: P.A. 96-832, eff. 1-1-11.)
7 (10 ILCS 5/9-15) (from Ch. 46, par. 9-15)
8 Sec. 9-15. It shall be the duty of the Board-
9 (1) to develop prescribed forms for filing statements
10 of organization and required reports;
11 (2) to prepare, publish, and furnish to the appropriate
12 persons a manual of instructions setting forth recommended
13 uniform methods of bookkeeping and reporting under this
14 Article;
15 (3) to prescribe suitable rules and regulations to
16 carry out the provisions of this Article. Such rules and
17 regulations shall be published and made available to the
18 public;
19 (4) to send by first class mail, after the general
20 primary election in even numbered years, to the chair
21 chairman of each regularly constituted State central
22 committee, county central committee and, in counties with a
23 population of more than 3,000,000, to the committeepersons
24 committeemen of each township and ward organization of each
25 political party notice of their obligations under this

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1 Article, along with a form for filing the statement of
2 organization;
3 (5) to promptly make all reports and statements filed
4 under this Article available for public inspection and
5 copying no later than 2 business days after their receipt
6 and to permit copying of any such report or statement at
7 the expense of the person requesting the copy;
8 (6) to develop a filing, coding, and cross-indexing
9 system consistent with the purposes of this Article;
10 (7) to compile and maintain a list of all statements or
11 parts of statements pertaining to each candidate;
12 (8) to prepare and publish such reports as the Board
13 may deem appropriate;
14 (9) to annually notify each political committee that
15 has filed a statement of organization with the Board of the
16 filing dates for each quarterly report, provided that such
17 notification shall be made by first-class mail unless the
18 political committee opts to receive notification
19 electronically via email; and
20 (10) to promptly send, by first class mail directed
21 only to the officers of a political committee, and by
22 certified mail to the address of the political committee,
23 written notice of any fine or penalty assessed or imposed
24 against the political committee under this Article.
25(Source: P.A. 96-1263, eff. 1-1-11; 97-766, eff. 7-6-12.)

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1 (10 ILCS 5/9-20) (from Ch. 46, par. 9-20)
2 Sec. 9-20. Any person who believes a violation of this
3Article has occurred may file a verified complaint with the
4Board. Such verified complaint shall be directed to a candidate
5or the chair chairman or treasurer of a political committee,
6and shall be subject to the following requirements:
7 (1) The complaint shall be in writing.
8 (2) The complaint shall state the name of the candidate or
9chair chairman or treasurer of a political committee against
10whom the complaint is directed.
11 (3) The complaint shall state the statutory provisions
12which are alleged to have been violated.
13 (4) The complaint shall state the time, place, and nature
14of the alleged offense.
15 The complaint shall be verified, dated, and signed by the
16person filing the complaint in substantially the following
17manner: VERIFICATION:
18 "I declare that this complaint (including any accompanying
19schedules and statements) has been examined by me and to the
20best of my knowledge and belief is a true and correct complaint
21as required by Article 9 of The Election Code. I understand
22that the penalty for willfully filing a false complaint shall
23be a fine not to exceed $500 or imprisonment in a penal
24institution other than the penitentiary not to exceed 6 months,
25or both fine and imprisonment."
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1(date of filing)
2
(signature of person filing the complaint)
3(Source: P.A. 78-1183.)
4 (10 ILCS 5/10-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 10-2)
5 Sec. 10-2. The term "political party", as hereinafter used
6in this Article 10, shall mean any "established political
7party", as hereinafter defined and shall also mean any
8political group which shall hereafter undertake to form an
9established political party in the manner provided for in this
10Article 10: Provided, that no political organization or group
11shall be qualified as a political party hereunder, or given a
12place on a ballot, which organization or group is associated,
13directly or indirectly, with Communist, Fascist, Nazi or other
14un-American principles and engages in activities or propaganda
15designed to teach subservience to the political principles and
16ideals of foreign nations or the overthrow by violence of the
17established constitutional form of government of the United
18States and the State of Illinois.
19 A political party which, at the last general election for
20State and county officers, polled for its candidate for
21Governor more than 5% of the entire vote cast for Governor, is
22hereby declared to be an "established political party" as to
23the State and as to any district or political subdivision
24thereof.
25 A political party which, at the last election in any

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1congressional district, legislative district, county,
2township, municipality or other political subdivision or
3district in the State, polled more than 5% of the entire vote
4cast within such territorial area or political subdivision, as
5the case may be, has voted as a unit for the election of
6officers to serve the respective territorial area of such
7district or political subdivision, is hereby declared to be an
8"established political party" within the meaning of this
9Article as to such district or political subdivision.
10 Any group of persons hereafter desiring to form a new
11political party throughout the State, or in any congressional,
12legislative or judicial district, or in any other district or
13in any political subdivision (other than a municipality) not
14entirely within a single county, shall file with the State
15Board of Elections a petition, as hereinafter provided; and any
16such group of persons hereafter desiring to form a new
17political party within any county shall file such petition with
18the county clerk; and any such group of persons hereafter
19desiring to form a new political party within any municipality
20or township or within any district of a unit of local
21government other than a county shall file such petition with
22the local election official or Board of Election Commissioners
23of such municipality, township or other unit of local
24government, as the case may be. Any such petition for the
25formation of a new political party throughout the State, or in
26any such district or political subdivision, as the case may be,

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1shall declare as concisely as may be the intention of the
2signers thereof to form such new political party in the State,
3or in such district or political subdivision; shall state in
4not more than 5 words the name of such new political party;
5shall at the time of filing contain a complete list of
6candidates of such party for all offices to be filled in the
7State, or such district or political subdivision as the case
8may be, at the next ensuing election then to be held; and, if
9such new political party shall be formed for the entire State,
10shall be signed by 1% of the number of voters who voted at the
11next preceding Statewide general election or 25,000 qualified
12voters, whichever is less. If such new political party shall be
13formed for any district or political subdivision less than the
14entire State, such petition shall be signed by qualified voters
15equaling in number not less than 5% of the number of voters who
16voted at the next preceding regular election in such district
17or political subdivision in which such district or political
18subdivision voted as a unit for the election of officers to
19serve its respective territorial area. However, whenever the
20minimum signature requirement for a district or political
21subdivision new political party petition shall exceed the
22minimum number of signatures for State-wide new political party
23petitions at the next preceding State-wide general election,
24such State-wide petition signature requirement shall be the
25minimum for such district or political subdivision new
26political party petition.

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1 For the first election following a redistricting of
2congressional districts, a petition to form a new political
3party in a congressional district shall be signed by at least
45,000 qualified voters of the congressional district. For the
5first election following a redistricting of legislative
6districts, a petition to form a new political party in a
7legislative district shall be signed by at least 3,000
8qualified voters of the legislative district. For the first
9election following a redistricting of representative
10districts, a petition to form a new political party in a
11representative district shall be signed by at least 1,500
12qualified voters of the representative district.
13 For the first election following redistricting of county
14board districts, or of municipal wards or districts, or for the
15first election following the initial establishment of such
16districts or wards in a county or municipality, a petition to
17form a new political party in a county board district or in a
18municipal ward or district shall be signed by qualified voters
19of the district or ward equal to not less than 5% of the total
20number of votes cast at the preceding general or municipal
21election, as the case may be, for the county or municipal
22office voted on throughout the county or municipality for which
23the greatest total number of votes were cast for all
24candidates, divided by the number of districts or wards, but in
25any event not less than 25 qualified voters of the district or
26ward.

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1 In the case of a petition to form a new political party
2within a political subdivision in which officers are to be
3elected from districts and at-large, such petition shall
4consist of separate components for each district from which an
5officer is to be elected. Each component shall be circulated
6only within a district of the political subdivision and signed
7only by qualified electors who are residents of such district.
8Each sheet of such petition must contain a complete list of the
9names of the candidates of the party for all offices to be
10filled in the political subdivision at large, but the sheets
11comprising each component shall also contain the names of those
12candidates to be elected from the particular district. Each
13component of the petition for each district from which an
14officer is to be elected must be signed by qualified voters of
15the district equalling in number not less than 5% of the number
16of voters who voted at the next preceding regular election in
17such district at which an officer was elected to serve the
18district. The entire petition, including all components, must
19be signed by a total of qualified voters of the entire
20political subdivision equalling in number not less than 5% of
21the number of voters who voted at the next preceding regular
22election in such political subdivision at which an officer was
23elected to serve the political subdivision at large.
24 The filing of such petition shall constitute the political
25group a new political party, for the purpose only of placing
26upon the ballot at such next ensuing election such list or an

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1adjusted list in accordance with Section 10-11, of party
2candidates for offices to be voted for throughout the State, or
3for offices to be voted for in such district or political
4subdivision less than the State, as the case may be, under the
5name of and as the candidates of such new political party.
6 If, at such ensuing election, the new political party's
7candidate for Governor shall receive more than 5% of the entire
8votes cast for Governor, then such new political party shall
9become an "established political party" as to the State and as
10to every district or political subdivision thereof. If, at such
11ensuing election, the other candidates of the new political
12party, or any other candidate or candidates of the new
13political party shall receive more than 5% of all the votes
14cast for the office or offices for which they were candidates
15at such election, in the State, or in any district or political
16subdivision, as the case may be, then and in that event, such
17new political party shall become an "established political
18party" within the State or within such district or political
19subdivision less than the State, as the case may be, in which
20such candidate or candidates received more than 5% of the votes
21cast for the office or offices for which they were candidates.
22It shall thereafter nominate its candidates for public offices
23to be filled in the State, or such district or political
24subdivision, as the case may be, under the provisions of the
25laws regulating the nomination of candidates of established
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1conventions, as now or hereafter in force.
2 A political party which continues to receive for its
3candidate for Governor more than 5% of the entire vote cast for
4Governor, shall remain an "established political party" as to
5the State and as to every district or political subdivision
6thereof. But if the political party's candidate for Governor
7fails to receive more than 5% of the entire vote cast for
8Governor, or if the political party does not nominate a
9candidate for Governor, the political party shall remain an
10"established political party" within the State or within such
11district or political subdivision less than the State, as the
12case may be, only so long as, and only in those districts or
13political subdivisions in which, the candidates of that
14political party, or any candidate or candidates of that
15political party, continue to receive more than 5% of all the
16votes cast for the office or offices for which they were
17candidates at succeeding general or consolidated elections
18within the State or within any district or political
19subdivision, as the case may be.
20 Any such petition shall be filed at the same time and shall
21be subject to the same requirements and to the same provisions
22in respect to objections thereto and to any hearing or hearings
23upon such objections that are hereinafter in this Article 10
24contained in regard to the nomination of any other candidate or
25candidates by petition. If any such new political party shall
26become an "established political party" in the manner herein

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1provided, the candidate or candidates of such new political
2party nominated by the petition hereinabove referred to for
3such initial election, shall have power to select any such
4party committeeperson committeeman or committeepersons
5committeemen as shall be necessary for the creation of a
6provisional party organization and provisional managing
7committee or committees for such party within the State, or in
8any district or political subdivision in which the new
9political party has become established; and the party
10committeeperson committeeman or committeepersons committeemen
11so selected shall constitute a provisional party organization
12for the new political party and shall have and exercise the
13powers conferred by law upon any party committeeperson
14committeeman or committeepersons committeemen to manage and
15control the affairs of such new political party until the next
16ensuing primary election at which the new political party shall
17be entitled to nominate and elect any party committeeperson
18committeeman or committeepersons committeemen in the State, or
19in such district or political subdivision under any parts of
20this Act relating to the organization of political parties.
21 A candidate for whom a nomination paper has been filed as a
22partisan candidate at a primary election, and who is defeated
23for his or her nomination at the primary election, is
24ineligible for nomination as a candidate of a new political
25party for election in that general election.
26(Source: P.A. 86-875.)

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1 (10 ILCS 5/10-6.2) (from Ch. 46, par. 10-6.2)
2 Sec. 10-6.2. The State Board of Elections, the election
3authority or the local election official with whom petitions
4for nomination are filed pursuant to this Article 10 shall
5specify the place where filings shall be made and upon receipt
6shall endorse thereon the day and the hour at which each
7petition was filed. Except as provided by Article 9 of The
8School Code, all petitions filed by persons waiting in line as
9of 8:00 a.m. on the first day for filing, or as of the normal
10opening hour of the office involved on such day, shall be
11deemed filed as of 8:00 a.m. or the normal opening hour, as the
12case may be. Petitions filed by mail and received after
13midnight of the first day for filing and in the first mail
14delivery or pickup of that day shall be deemed filed as of 8:00
15a.m. of that day or as of the normal opening hour of such day,
16as the case may be. All petitions received thereafter shall be
17deemed filed in the order of actual receipt. However, 2 or more
18petitions filed within the last hour of the filing deadline
19shall be deemed filed simultaneously. Where 2 or more petitions
20are received simultaneously, the State Board of Elections, the
21election authority or the local election official with whom
22such petitions are filed shall break ties and determine the
23order of filing by means of a lottery or other fair and
24impartial method of random selection approved by the State
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1days following the last day for petition filing and shall be
2open to the public. Seven days written notice of the time and
3place of conducting such random selection shall be given, by
4the State Board of Elections, the election authority, or local
5election official, to the Chair Chairman of each political
6party, and to each organization of citizens within the election
7jurisdiction which was entitled, under this Code, at the next
8preceding election, to have pollwatchers present on the day of
9election. The State Board of Elections, the election authority
10or local election official shall post in a conspicuous, open
11and public place, at the entrance of the office, notice of the
12time and place of such lottery. The State Board of Elections
13shall adopt rules and regulations governing the procedures for
14the conduct of such lottery. All candidates shall be certified
15in the order in which their petitions have been filed and in
16the manner prescribed by Section 10-14 and 10-15 of this
17Article. Where candidates have filed simultaneously, they
18shall be certified in the order determined by lot and prior to
19candidates who filed for the same office or offices at a later
20time. Certificates of nomination filed within the period
21prescribed in Section 10-6(2) for candidates nominated by
22caucus for township or municipal offices shall be subject to
23the ballot placement lottery for established political parties
24prescribed in Section 7-60 of this Code.
25 If multiple sets of nomination papers are filed for a
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1appropriate election authority or local election official
2where the petitions are filed shall within 2 business days
3notify the candidate of his or her multiple petition filings
4and that the candidate has 3 business days after receipt of the
5notice to notify the State Board of Elections, appropriate
6election authority or local election official that he or she
7may cancel prior sets of petitions. If the candidate notifies
8the State Board of Elections, appropriate election authority or
9local election official, the last set of petitions filed shall
10be the only petitions to be considered valid by the State Board
11of Elections, election authority or local election official. If
12the candidate fails to notify the State Board of Elections,
13appropriate election authority or local election official then
14only the first set of petitions filed shall be valid and all
15subsequent petitions shall be void.
16(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)
17 (10 ILCS 5/10-8) (from Ch. 46, par. 10-8)
18 Sec. 10-8. Certificates of nomination and nomination
19papers, and petitions to submit public questions to a
20referendum, being filed as required by this Code, and being in
21apparent conformity with the provisions of this Act, shall be
22deemed to be valid unless objection thereto is duly made in
23writing within 5 business days after the last day for filing
24the certificate of nomination or nomination papers or petition
25for a public question, with the following exceptions:

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1 A. In the case of petitions to amend Article IV of the
2 Constitution of the State of Illinois, there shall be a
3 period of 35 business days after the last day for the
4 filing of such petitions in which objections can be filed.
5 B. In the case of petitions for advisory questions of
6 public policy to be submitted to the voters of the entire
7 State, there shall be a period of 35 business days after
8 the last day for the filing of such petitions in which
9 objections can be filed.
10 Any legal voter of the political subdivision or district in
11which the candidate or public question is to be voted on, or
12any legal voter in the State in the case of a proposed
13amendment to Article IV of the Constitution or an advisory
14public question to be submitted to the voters of the entire
15State, having objections to any certificate of nomination or
16nomination papers or petitions filed, shall file an objector's
17petition together with 2 copies thereof in the principal office
18or the permanent branch office of the State Board of Elections,
19or in the office of the election authority or local election
20official with whom the certificate of nomination, nomination
21papers or petitions are on file. Objection petitions that do
22not include 2 copies thereof, shall not be accepted. In the
23case of nomination papers or certificates of nomination, the
24State Board of Elections, election authority or local election
25official shall note the day and hour upon which such objector's
26petition is filed, and shall, not later than 12:00 noon on the

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1second business day after receipt of the petition, transmit by
2registered mail or receipted personal delivery the certificate
3of nomination or nomination papers and the original objector's
4petition to the chair chairman of the proper electoral board
5designated in Section 10-9 hereof, or his authorized agent, and
6shall transmit a copy by registered mail or receipted personal
7delivery of the objector's petition, to the candidate whose
8certificate of nomination or nomination papers are objected to,
9addressed to the place of residence designated in said
10certificate of nomination or nomination papers. In the case of
11objections to a petition for a proposed amendment to Article IV
12of the Constitution or for an advisory public question to be
13submitted to the voters of the entire State, the State Board of
14Elections shall note the day and hour upon which such
15objector's petition is filed and shall transmit a copy of the
16objector's petition by registered mail or receipted personal
17delivery to the person designated on a certificate attached to
18the petition as the principal proponent of such proposed
19amendment or public question, or as the proponents' attorney,
20for the purpose of receiving notice of objections. In the case
21of objections to a petition for a public question, to be
22submitted to the voters of a political subdivision, or district
23thereof, the election authority or local election official with
24whom such petition is filed shall note the day and hour upon
25which such objector's petition was filed, and shall, not later
26than 12:00 noon on the second business day after receipt of the

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1petition, transmit by registered mail or receipted personal
2delivery the petition for the public question and the original
3objector's petition to the chair chairman of the proper
4electoral board designated in Section 10-9 hereof, or his
5authorized agent, and shall transmit a copy by registered mail
6or receipted personal delivery, of the objector's petition to
7the person designated on a certificate attached to the petition
8as the principal proponent of the public question, or as the
9proponent's attorney, for the purposes of receiving notice of
10objections.
11 The objector's petition shall give the objector's name and
12residence address, and shall state fully the nature of the
13objections to the certificate of nomination or nomination
14papers or petitions in question, and shall state the interest
15of the objector and shall state what relief is requested of the
16electoral board.
17 The provisions of this Section and of Sections 10-9, 10-10
18and 10-10.1 shall also apply to and govern objections to
19petitions for nomination filed under Article 7 or Article 8,
20except as otherwise provided in Section 7-13 for cases to which
21it is applicable, and also apply to and govern petitions for
22the submission of public questions under Article 28.
23(Source: P.A. 98-691, eff. 7-1-14.)
24 (10 ILCS 5/10-9) (from Ch. 46, par. 10-9)
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1for the purpose of hearing and passing upon the objector's
2petition described in Section 10-8.
3 1. The State Board of Elections will hear and pass upon
4 objections to the nominations of candidates for State
5 offices, nominations of candidates for congressional or
6 legislative offices that are in more than one county or are
7 wholly located within a single county with a population of
8 less than 3,000,000 and judicial offices of districts,
9 subcircuits, or circuits situated in more than one county,
10 nominations of candidates for the offices of State's
11 attorney or regional superintendent of schools to be
12 elected from more than one county, and petitions for
13 proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of
14 Illinois as provided for in Section 3 of Article XIV of the
15 Constitution.
16 2. The county officers electoral board of a county with
17 a population of less than 3,000,000 to hear and pass upon
18 objections to the nominations of candidates for county
19 offices and judicial offices of a district, subcircuit, or
20 circuit coterminous with or less than a county, for any
21 school district offices, for the office of multi-township
22 assessor where candidates for such office are nominated in
23 accordance with this Code, and for all special district
24 offices, shall be composed of the county clerk, or an
25 assistant designated by the county clerk, the State's
26 attorney of the county or an Assistant State's Attorney

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1 designated by the State's Attorney, and the clerk of the
2 circuit court, or an assistant designated by the clerk of
3 the circuit court, of the county, of whom the county clerk
4 or his designee shall be the chair chairman, except that in
5 any county which has established a county board of election
6 commissioners that board shall constitute the county
7 officers electoral board ex-officio. If a school district
8 is located in 2 or more counties, the county officers
9 electoral board of the county in which the principal office
10 of the school district is located shall hear and pass upon
11 objections to nominations of candidates for school
12 district office in that school district.
13 2.5. The county officers electoral board of a county
14 with a population of 3,000,000 or more to hear and pass
15 upon objections to the nominations of candidates for county
16 offices, candidates for congressional and legislative
17 offices if the district is wholly within a county with a
18 population of 3,000,000 or more, unless the district is
19 wholly or partially within the jurisdiction of a municipal
20 board of election commissioners, and judicial offices of a
21 district, subcircuit, or circuit coterminous with or less
22 than a county, for any school district offices, for the
23 office of multi-township assessor where candidates for
24 such office are nominated in accordance with this Code, and
25 for all special district offices, shall be composed of the
26 county clerk, or an assistant designated by the county

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1 clerk, the State's Attorney of the county or an Assistant
2 State's Attorney designated by the State's Attorney, and
3 the clerk of the circuit court, or an assistant designated
4 by the clerk of the circuit court, of the county, of whom
5 the county clerk or his designee shall be the chair
6 chairman, except that, in any county which has established
7 a county board of election commissioners, that board shall
8 constitute the county officers electoral board ex-officio.
9 If a school district is located in 2 or more counties, the
10 county officers electoral board of the county in which the
11 principal office of the school district is located shall
12 hear and pass upon objections to nominations of candidates
13 for school district office in that school district.
14 3. The municipal officers electoral board to hear and
15 pass upon objections to the nominations of candidates for
16 officers of municipalities shall be composed of the mayor
17 or president of the board of trustees of the city, village
18 or incorporated town, and the city, village or incorporated
19 town clerk, and one member of the city council or board of
20 trustees, that member being designated who is eligible to
21 serve on the electoral board and has served the greatest
22 number of years as a member of the city council or board of
23 trustees, of whom the mayor or president of the board of
24 trustees shall be the chair chairman.
25 4. The township officers electoral board to pass upon
26 objections to the nominations of township officers shall be

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1 composed of the township supervisor, the town clerk, and
2 that eligible town trustee elected in the township who has
3 had the longest term of continuous service as town trustee,
4 of whom the township supervisor shall be the chair
5 chairman.
6 5. The education officers electoral board to hear and
7 pass upon objections to the nominations of candidates for
8 offices in community college districts shall be composed of
9 the presiding officer of the community college district
10 board, who shall be the chair chairman, the secretary of
11 the community college district board and the eligible
12 elected community college board member who has the longest
13 term of continuous service as a board member.
14 6. In all cases, however, where the Congressional,
15 Legislative, or Representative district is wholly or
16 partially within the jurisdiction of a single municipal
17 board of election commissioners in Cook County and in all
18 cases where the school district or special district is
19 wholly within the jurisdiction of a municipal board of
20 election commissioners and in all cases where the
21 municipality or township is wholly or partially within the
22 jurisdiction of a municipal board of election
23 commissioners, the board of election commissioners shall
24 ex-officio constitute the electoral board.
25 For special districts situated in more than one county, the
26county officers electoral board of the county in which the

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1principal office of the district is located has jurisdiction to
2hear and pass upon objections. For purposes of this Section,
3"special districts" means all political subdivisions other
4than counties, municipalities, townships and school and
5community college districts.
6 In the event that any member of the appropriate board is a
7candidate for the office with relation to which the objector's
8petition is filed, he shall not be eligible to serve on that
9board and shall not act as a member of the board and his place
10shall be filled as follows:
11 a. In the county officers electoral board by the county
12 treasurer, and if he or she is ineligible to serve, by the
13 sheriff of the county.
14 b. In the municipal officers electoral board by the
15 eligible elected city council or board of trustees member
16 who has served the second greatest number of years as a
17 city council or board of trustees member.
18 c. In the township officers electoral board by the
19 eligible elected town trustee who has had the second
20 longest term of continuous service as a town trustee.
21 d. In the education officers electoral board by the
22 eligible elected community college district board member
23 who has had the second longest term of continuous service
24 as a board member.
25 In the event that the chair chairman of the electoral board
26is ineligible to act because of the fact that he or she is a

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1candidate for the office with relation to which the objector's
2petition is filed, then the substitute chosen under the
3provisions of this Section shall be the chair chairman; In this
4case, the officer or board with whom the objector's petition is
5filed, shall transmit the certificate of nomination or
6nomination papers as the case may be, and the objector's
7petition to the substitute chair chairman of the electoral
8board.
9 When 2 or more eligible individuals, by reason of their
10terms of service on a city council or board of trustees,
11township board of trustees, or community college district
12board, qualify to serve on an electoral board, the one to serve
13shall be chosen by lot.
14 Any vacancies on an electoral board not otherwise filled
15pursuant to this Section shall be filled by public members
16appointed by the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court for the
17county wherein the electoral board hearing is being held upon
18notification to the Chief Judge of such vacancies. The Chief
19Judge shall be so notified by a member of the electoral board
20or the officer or board with whom the objector's petition was
21filed. In the event that none of the individuals designated by
22this Section to serve on the electoral board are eligible, the
23chair chairman of an electoral board shall be designated by the
24Chief Judge.
25(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13; 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15.)

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1 (10 ILCS 5/10-10) (from Ch. 46, par. 10-10)
2 Sec. 10-10. Within 24 hours after the receipt of the
3certificate of nomination or nomination papers or proposed
4question of public policy, as the case may be, and the
5objector's petition, the chair chairman of the electoral board
6other than the State Board of Elections shall send a call by
7registered or certified mail to each of the members of the
8electoral board, and to the objector who filed the objector's
9petition, and either to the candidate whose certificate of
10nomination or nomination papers are objected to or to the
11principal proponent or attorney for proponents of a question of
12public policy, as the case may be, whose petitions are objected
13to, and shall also cause the sheriff of the county or counties
14in which such officers and persons reside to serve a copy of
15such call upon each of such officers and persons, which call
16shall set out the fact that the electoral board is required to
17meet to hear and pass upon the objections to nominations made
18for the office, designating it, and shall state the day, hour
19and place at which the electoral board shall meet for the
20purpose, which place shall be in the county court house in the
21county in the case of the County Officers Electoral Board, the
22Municipal Officers Electoral Board, the Township Officers
23Electoral Board or the Education Officers Electoral Board,
24except that the Municipal Officers Electoral Board, the
25Township Officers Electoral Board, and the Education Officers
26Electoral Board may meet at the location where the governing

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1body of the municipality, township, or community college
2district, respectively, holds its regularly scheduled
3meetings, if that location is available; provided that voter
4records may be removed from the offices of an election
5authority only at the discretion and under the supervision of
6the election authority. In those cases where the State Board of
7Elections is the electoral board designated under Section 10-9,
8the chair chairman of the State Board of Elections shall,
9within 24 hours after the receipt of the certificate of
10nomination or nomination papers or petitions for a proposed
11amendment to Article IV of the Constitution or proposed
12statewide question of public policy, send a call by registered
13or certified mail to the objector who files the objector's
14petition, and either to the candidate whose certificate of
15nomination or nomination papers are objected to or to the
16principal proponent or attorney for proponents of the proposed
17Constitutional amendment or statewide question of public
18policy and shall state the day, hour, and place at which the
19electoral board shall meet for the purpose, which place may be
20in the Capitol Building or in the principal or permanent branch
21office of the State Board. The day of the meeting shall not be
22less than 3 nor more than 5 days after the receipt of the
23certificate of nomination or nomination papers and the
24objector's petition by the chair chairman of the electoral
25board.
26 The electoral board shall have the power to administer

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1oaths and to subpoena and examine witnesses and, at the request
2of either party and only upon a vote by a majority of its
3members, may authorize the chair chairman to issue subpoenas
4requiring the attendance of witnesses and subpoenas duces tecum
5requiring the production of such books, papers, records and
6documents as may be evidence of any matter under inquiry before
7the electoral board, in the same manner as witnesses are
8subpoenaed in the Circuit Court.
9 Service of such subpoenas shall be made by any sheriff or
10other person in the same manner as in cases in such court and
11the fees of such sheriff shall be the same as is provided by
12law, and shall be paid by the objector or candidate who causes
13the issuance of the subpoena. In case any person so served
14shall knowingly neglect or refuse to obey any such subpoena, or
15to testify, the electoral board shall at once file a petition
16in the circuit court of the county in which such hearing is to
17be heard, or has been attempted to be heard, setting forth the
18facts, of such knowing refusal or neglect, and accompanying the
19petition with a copy of the citation and the answer, if one has
20been filed, together with a copy of the subpoena and the return
21of service thereon, and shall apply for an order of court
22requiring such person to attend and testify, and forthwith
23produce books and papers, before the electoral board. Any
24circuit court of the state, excluding the judge who is sitting
25on the electoral board, upon such showing shall order such
26person to appear and testify, and to forthwith produce such

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1books and papers, before the electoral board at a place to be
2fixed by the court. If such person shall knowingly fail or
3refuse to obey such order of the court without lawful excuse,
4the court shall punish him or her by fine and imprisonment, as
5the nature of the case may require and may be lawful in cases
6of contempt of court.
7 The electoral board on the first day of its meeting shall
8adopt rules of procedure for the introduction of evidence and
9the presentation of arguments and may, in its discretion,
10provide for the filing of briefs by the parties to the
11objection or by other interested persons.
12 In the event of a State Electoral Board hearing on
13objections to a petition for an amendment to Article IV of the
14Constitution pursuant to Section 3 of Article XIV of the
15Constitution, or to a petition for a question of public policy
16to be submitted to the voters of the entire State, the
17certificates of the county clerks and boards of election
18commissioners showing the results of the random sample of
19signatures on the petition shall be prima facie valid and
20accurate, and shall be presumed to establish the number of
21valid and invalid signatures on the petition sheets reviewed in
22the random sample, as prescribed in Section 28-11 and 28-12 of
23this Code. Either party, however, may introduce evidence at
24such hearing to dispute the findings as to particular
25signatures. In addition to the foregoing, in the absence of
26competent evidence presented at such hearing by a party

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1substantially challenging the results of a random sample, or
2showing a different result obtained by an additional sample,
3this certificate of a county clerk or board of election
4commissioners shall be presumed to establish the ratio of valid
5to invalid signatures within the particular election
6jurisdiction.
7 The electoral board shall take up the question as to
8whether or not the certificate of nomination or nomination
9papers or petitions are in proper form, and whether or not they
10were filed within the time and under the conditions required by
11law, and whether or not they are the genuine certificate of
12nomination or nomination papers or petitions which they purport
13to be, and whether or not in the case of the certificate of
14nomination in question it represents accurately the decision of
15the caucus or convention issuing it, and in general shall
16decide whether or not the certificate of nomination or
17nominating papers or petitions on file are valid or whether the
18objections thereto should be sustained and the decision of a
19majority of the electoral board shall be final subject to
20judicial review as provided in Section 10-10.1. The electoral
21board must state its findings in writing and must state in
22writing which objections, if any, it has sustained. A copy of
23the decision shall be served upon the parties to the
24proceedings in open proceedings before the electoral board. If
25a party does not appear for receipt of the decision, the
26decision shall be deemed to have been served on the absent

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1party on the date when a copy of the decision is personally
2delivered or on the date when a copy of the decision is
3deposited in the United States mail, in a sealed envelope or
4package, with postage prepaid, addressed to each party affected
5by the decision or to such party's attorney of record, if any,
6at the address on record for such person in the files of the
7electoral board.
8 Upon the expiration of the period within which a proceeding
9for judicial review must be commenced under Section 10-10.1,
10the electoral board shall, unless a proceeding for judicial
11review has been commenced within such period, transmit, by
12registered or certified mail, a certified copy of its ruling,
13together with the original certificate of nomination or
14nomination papers or petitions and the original objector's
15petition, to the officer or board with whom the certificate of
16nomination or nomination papers or petitions, as objected to,
17were on file, and such officer or board shall abide by and
18comply with the ruling so made to all intents and purposes.
19(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13; 98-691, eff. 7-1-14; 99-78,
20eff. 7-20-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)
21 (10 ILCS 5/11-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 11-6)
22 Sec. 11-6. Within 60 days after July 1, 2014 (the effective
23date of Public Act 98-691), each election authority shall
24transmit to the principal office of the State Board of
25Elections and publish on any website maintained by the election

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1authority maps in electronic portable document format (PDF)
2showing the current boundaries of all the precincts within its
3jurisdiction. Whenever election precincts in an election
4jurisdiction have been redivided or readjusted, the county
5board or board of election commissioners shall prepare maps in
6electronic portable document format (PDF) showing such
7election precinct boundaries no later than 90 days before the
8next scheduled election. The maps shall show the boundaries of
9all political subdivisions and districts. The county board or
10board of election commissioners shall immediately forward
11copies thereof to the chair chairman of each county central
12committee in the county, to each township, ward, or precinct
13committeeperson committeeman, and each local election official
14whose political subdivision is wholly or partly in the county
15and, upon request, shall furnish copies thereof to each
16candidate for political or public office in the county and
17shall transmit copies thereof to the principal office of the
18State Board of Elections and publish copies thereof on any
19website maintained by the election authority.
20(Source: P.A. 98-691, eff. 7-1-14; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)
21 (10 ILCS 5/13-1) (from Ch. 46, par. 13-1)
22 Sec. 13-1. In counties not under township organization, the
23county board of commissioners shall at its meeting in July in
24each even-numbered year appoint in each election precinct 5
25capable and discreet persons meeting the qualifications of

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1Section 13-4 to be judges of election. Where neither voting
2machines nor electronic, mechanical or electric voting systems
3are used, the county board may, for any precinct with respect
4to which the board considers such action necessary or desirable
5in view of the number of voters, and shall for general
6elections for any precinct containing more than 600 registered
7voters, appoint in addition to the 5 judges of election a team
8of 5 tally judges. In such precincts the judges of election
9shall preside over the election during the hours the polls are
10open, and the tally judges, with the assistance of the holdover
11judges designated pursuant to Section 13-6.2, shall count the
12vote after the closing of the polls. However, the County Board
13of Commissioners may appoint 3 judges of election to serve in
14lieu of the 5 judges of election otherwise required by this
15Section (1) to serve in any emergency referendum, or in any
16odd-year regular election or in any special primary or special
17election called for the purpose of filling a vacancy in the
18office of representative in the United States Congress or to
19nominate candidates for such purpose or (2) if the county board
20passes an ordinance to reduce the number of judges of election
21to 3 for primary elections. The tally judges shall possess the
22same qualifications and shall be appointed in the same manner
23and with the same division between political parties as is
24provided for judges of election.
25 In addition to such precinct judges, the county board of
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1who shall possess the same qualifications and shall be
2appointed in the same manner and with the same division between
3political parties as is provided for other judges of election.
4The number of such panels of judges required shall be
5determined by regulations of the State Board of Elections which
6shall base the required numbers of special panels on the number
7of registered voters in the jurisdiction or the number of vote
8by mail ballots voted at recent elections, or any combination
9of such factors.
10 Such appointment shall be confirmed by the court as
11provided in Section 13-3 of this Article. No more than 3
12persons of the same political party shall be appointed judges
13of the same election precinct or election judge panel. The
14appointment shall be made in the following manner: The county
15board of commissioners shall select and approve 3 persons as
16judges of election in each election precinct from a certified
17list, furnished by the chair chairman of the County Central
18Committee of the first leading political party in such
19precinct; and the county board of commissioners shall also
20select and approve 2 persons as judges of election in each
21election precinct from a certified list, furnished by the chair