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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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Deadline to conduct canvass
Last day for the county clerk or board of election commissioners to canvass election results.
(10 ILCS 5/22-17)
NOTE: An established party with a vacancy in nomination due to failure to nominate at the February 26, 2013 Consolidated Primary Election must fill such vacancy within five (5) days after the date on which the canvass occurs.
Last day the election authority shall transmit to the State Board of Elections the following: (1) the number, by precinct, of absentee ballots requested, provided and counted, (2) the number of rejected absentee ballots, (3) the number of voters seeking review of rejected absentee ballots and (4) the number of absentee ballots counted following review.
(10 ILCS 5/19-20, 20-20)
CANVASS AND POST CANVASS PROCEDURES:
Consolidated Primary election returns are to be immediately delivered by two election judges (one from each of the two leading established political parties) to the election authority. As soon as possible after the conclusion of the 14-day period for counting provisional and absentee ballots, the returns shall be canvassed for all primary elections by the election authority acting as the canvassing board pursuant to Section 1-8 of the Election Code. Following the canvass the election authority shall transmit to the State Board of Elections the following: (1) the number, by precinct, of absentee ballots requested, provided and counted, (2) the number of rejected absentee ballots, and (3) the number of voters seeking review of rejected absentee ballots. Within 48 hours of conducting the canvass, as required by this code, the election authority shall deliver an original certificate of results to each local official.
(10 ILCS 5/1-8, 7-56, 17-22, 19-20, 20-20)
NOTE: The election authority also canvasses the results of a public question submitted to referendum pursuant to a court order and shall immediately transmit a signed copy or an original duplicate of its completed abstract of the votes to the court which order the referendum.
(10 ILCS 5/22-18)
Each successful write-in candidate shall file the following documents with the proper election authority within five (5) days following the proclamation by the appropriate canvassing board.
(1) A Statement of Candidacy
(2) A receipt for filing a Statement of Economic Interests, and
(3) A Loyalty Oath (optional)
(10 ILCS 5/7-60.1)
Within five (5) days after the last day for the proclamation of the results of the canvass, petitions for discovery recount may be filed by any candidate who came within 5% of the winning candidate. Such petition is filed with the appropriate election authority.
(10 ILCS 5/22-9.1)
Within ten (10) days after completion of the final canvass of the Consolidated Primary Election, a losing candidate may file a contest of election against the candidate nominated for the office and party (if applicable) for which they were a candidate.
(10 ILCS 5/7-63)
ESTABLISHED POLITICAL PARTY LOTTERY
Each local election official shall conduct a public lottery for the order of placement of the established political parties on the Consolidated Election ballot. Three (3) days written notice of the time and place for conducting such lottery must be sent to the party chairmen and organizations that were entitled to have pollwatchers at the most recent election, and post notice of the lottery in a conspicuous, open and public place at the entrance of the office. Such lottery shall be prior to the certification for the Consolidated Election (no later than five (5) days following the canvass of the Consolidated Primary election).
(10 ILCS 5/7-60.1)
(EXCEPTION: Boards of Election Commissioners shall hold the lottery within five (5) days following the canvass.)
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