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Event:SBE will apply random sampling of petition signatures
Event Date(s):5/23/2014
Location(s):GENERAL ELECTION
Description:The State Board of Elections shall apply its proven random sampling method to select and identify the petition signatures to be included in the sample signature verification for the respective jurisdictions. A list by page and line number shall be transmitted to each proper election authority.
(10 ILCS 5/28-11)

NOTE: Election authorities are involved in petition signature verification.

Using the petition copies filed by the petition proponents, each election authority shall apply the proven random sampling method. Within 14 business days following receipt from the State Board of Elections of the list of signatures for verification, each election authority shall transmit a properly dated certificate to the Board setting forth the results of the verification of signatures. An election authority may seek and be granted additional days to complete the verification process.
(10 ILCS 5/28-11)

The State Board of Elections shall conduct a hearing if the statewide projection made from results of random sampling falls below 95% of the minimum number of petition signatures required on a petition to amend the Constitution or on a petition for statewide advisory question of public policy.

Proponents shall be allowed to present competent evidence or an additional sample to rebut the presumption of invalidity. The Board shall declare the petition to be valid or invalid. This hearing to be held prior to August 22, 2014.
(10 ILCS 5/28-12)


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