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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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The State Board of Elections
IDIS Electronic Filing
Enforcing the Law
Voting and Elections
Registration and Voting
Running For Office
Learning About Elections
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The meeting will convene at 10:30 a.m. and will be connected via videoconference with the Chicago office.
First day candidates to file for office
First day for filing in the office of the local election official or Board of Election Commissioners original nomination papers (must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators) for: (1) established political parties in municipalities over 5,000 population; (2) townships in Cook County where the township central committee has approved a primary; (3) municipalities under 5,000 which by ordinance nominate candidates by primary; (4) municipalities which by referendum conduct a partisan or nonpartisan primary; (5) managerial municipalities which conduct nonpartisan primaries, and (6) candidates for City of Chicago offices (if a special election is required due to a vacancy in office).
(10 ILCS 5/7-1, 7-12(3), 10-6(4); 60 ILCS 1/45-55; 65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-60, 20/21-5, 21-12, 21-25)
NOTE: Please consult with your municipal clerk or election authority to determine whether your municipality elects its officers on a non-partisan basis.
NOTE: Candidates who file for township or multi-township assessor must also file proof of qualification.
(60 ILCS 1/45-20, 45-30)
NOTE: This filing period does not cover candidates for park, library, school, community college, educational service region trustees, or fire protection district offices.
NOTE: Seven (7) days written notice of the time and place for conducting the lottery shall be given when 2 or more petitions are received simultaneously for the same office and party or nonpartisan candidates, as of the opening hour of the filing period, NOVEMBER 19, 2012. Notice shall be given by the local election official to the chairman of each political party and to each organization of citizens within the election jurisdiction entitled to have pollwatchers present at the last Consolidated Election. Notice must be posted at the entrance of the office. The lottery itself must be conducted within 9 days of the last day of petition filing. (The SBE recommends notifying all candidates involved in the lottery.)
(10 ILCS 5/7-12(6), 10-6.2)
Last day for SBE to certify list
Last day the State Board of Elections shall certify to the proper election authority a list of facilities licensed or certified under the Nursing Home Care Reform Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act or the ID/DD Community Care Act. The list shall indicate bed capacity and the Chief Administrator of each facility.
(10 ILCS 5/19-12.2)
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