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 Bill Status of SB2477  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ELEC CD-WRITE-IN CANDIDATES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Terry Link

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2018SenateTo Subcommittee on Election Law

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/7-5from Ch. 46, par. 7-5
10 ILCS 5/7-12from Ch. 46, par. 7-12
10 ILCS 5/7-59from Ch. 46, par. 7-59
10 ILCS 5/17-16.1from Ch. 46, par. 17-16.1
10 ILCS 5/18-9.1from Ch. 46, par. 18-9.1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that when a person who intends to be a write-in candidate for an uncontested office has not timely filed nomination papers but has filed a written statement or notice of his or her intent, no primary ballot shall be printed (rather than requiring a primary ballot to be prepared and a primary election held). Removes language concerning requirements for the written statement or notice. Removes language providing that an election authority has no duty to conduct a primary and prepare a ballot for a uncontested office, unless the written statement or notice is filed in a timely manner. Provides that where no primary is held, a person intending to become a write-in candidate shall re-file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for the consolidated election with the appropriate election authority or authorities. Provides that a write-in candidate's notarized declaration of intent needs to be filed no more than 106 days before a primary or election for write-in votes for the candidate to be counted. Provides that a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate shall include specified information, otherwise, the declaration shall not be accepted. Provides that person intending to become write-in candidates for President and Vice President or Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall file a joint declaration of intent to be a write in candidate that identifies the candidate for each office. Provides that a vote cast for either candidate shall constitute a valid write-in vote for the team of candidates.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/30/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  1/30/2018SenateFirst Reading
  1/30/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/7/2018SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/8/2018SenateTo Subcommittee on Election Law

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