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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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NOTE: General election returns are to be immediately delivered to the election authority from whom the General Election ballots were obtained.
Last day for LEO to deliver ballots and supplies
Date when authorized local election officials, who have not delivered in-person absentee ballots to the election authority, shall deliver in-person absentee ballots to election authority’s central ballot counting location before the polls close. All unused in-person absentee voting supplies are to be returned to the office of the election authority.
(10 ILCS 5/19-2.1)
FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR OVERSEAS VOTE
Overseas voters may be able to use a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) available through Voting Assistance Officers at military installations or at Embassies/Consulates. To be eligible for this ballot, a voter must:
1. Be located overseas (including APO/FPO addresses)
2. Apply for a regular ballot no earlier than JANUARY 2, 2014 and no later than OCTOBER 5, 2014 from the office of the election authority that has jurisdiction over the precinct of their last residence in the United States.
3. Not have received the requested regular absentee ballot from the election authority.
The voted FWAB must be returned to the election authority by the close of the election on NOVEMBER 4, 2014 or by the 14th day following the election if postmarked by 11:59 p.m. the day before the election.
This ballot serves as a backup to the regular ballot and is available from a unit Voting Assistance Officer or at the Embassies/Consulates.
The county clerk has the responsibility of canvassing the returns of the General Election under its jurisdiction.
(10 ILCS 5/22-1)
The board of election commissioners has the responsibility of canvassing the returns of the General Election under its jurisdiction.
(10 ILCS 5/22-8)
BEFORE PROCLAMATION BY COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD
PRIOR TO THE CANVASS in those jurisdictions where in-precinct counting equipment is utilized, the election authority shall retabulate the total number of votes cast in 5% of the precincts within the election jurisdiction, as well as 5% of the voting devices used in early voting. AS SELECTED ON A RANDOM BASIS BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.
(10 ILCS 5/24A-15, 24B-15, 24C-15)
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