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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Last day to publish notice of referendum
Last day for the election authority to publish a notice of any question of public policy to be voted upon within its jurisdiction. The election authority shall also post a copy of the notice at the principal office of the election authority. The local election official shall also post a copy of the notice at the principal office of the political or governmental subdivision. If there is no principal office, the local election official shall post the notice at the building in which the governing body of the political or governmental subdivision held its first meeting of the calendar year in which the referenda is being held
(10 ILCS 5/12-5)
Last day service member to apply for absentee
Last day for any voter who is a member of the United States Service and his spouse and dependents of voting age who expect to be absent from the county of residence on election day to make application for an official ballot to the election authority having jurisdiction over their precinct residence and the last day for the election authority to mail such ballots. Members of the Armed Forces may make application via facsimile machine or other method of electronic transmission.
(10 ILCS 5/20-2, 20-2.3, 20-3)
NOTE: No registration shall be required in order to vote pursuant to this section.
Last day to send federal office only ballot and receive application
Last day for the election authority to send an official ballot for Federal offices only, upon receipt of either an application for absentee registration or an application for absentee ballot, to citizens of the United States who are temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States. Citizens temporarily residing outside the territorial limits may make application via facsimile machine or other method of electronic transmission.
(10 ILCS 5/20-2.1, 20-3, 20-4)
NOTE: Registration is not required in order to vote the ballot containing the Federal offices only.
Last day for any nonresident civilian, otherwise qualified to vote, to make application to the election authority having jurisdiction over his precinct of former residence for an absentee ballot containing Federal offices only, and the last day for election authority to mail such ballot. Nonresident civilians may make application via facsimile machine or other method of electronic transmission.
(10 ILCS 5/20-2.2, 20-5)
NOTE: Such application may be made only on the official Federal postcard and no registration shall be required.
Last day to publish notice to create a political subdivision
Last day notice of intention to file a petition to create a political subdivision whose officers are to be elected, rather than appointed, may be published in a newspaper within the proposed political subdivision, or if none, in a newspaper of general circulation within the proposed territory.
Last day to file petition to create subdivision
Last day to file petition (must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators) to create a political subdivision with the appropriate officer or board.
[10 ILCS 5/28-2(b)]
NOTE: The specific statutory provisions governing the creation of political subdivisions can be found in the relevant Code governing such subdivisions.
NOTE: Objections can be filed on or before the date of the hearing with the appropriate circuit court clerk.
(10 ILCS 5/28-4)
NOTE: If initial officers are to be elected at the election for creation of a new unit of government, candidates for such offices shall file nomination papers 99-92 days before such election. (November 17 – 24, 2014)
(10 ILCS 5/10-6)
NOTE: The circuit court clerk shall publish the hearing date for a public policy petition filed in his/her office not later than 14 days after the petition is actually filed, but at least five (5) days before the actual hearing. (Final orders within seven (7) days of hearing).
(10 ILCS 5/28-4)
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