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Board Functions

Board Functions
  • Adoption of rules and regulations to clarify and improve the election process in Illinois.
  • Supervision, inspection and review of all election and registration processes in the state.
  • Preparation and distribution of uniform manuals of instruction and other materials to election authorities.
  • Preparation and circulation of canvasses of primary and general election returns filed with the Board.
  • Determination of validity and receipt of nominating petitions and certificates of nominations.
  • Dissemination of information and counsel on elections.
  • Investigations and hearings of election complaints and problems.
  • Recommendations of new legislation and evaluation of pending legislation to the Election Laws Commission and the Illinois General Assembly.
  • Approval of voting machines and devices for use in the state.
  • Development and administration of education programs for election authorities, candidates and the general public.
  • Determination of validity of petitions submitted by popular initiative for constitutional amendment.
  • Certification of ballot forms for constitutional amendments and other statewide referenda.
  • Proclamation of election results.
  • Administration of Campaign Financing Act.

Board Functions


Board Functions

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