102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/29/2021, by Rep. Mark Batinick and Brad Halbrook
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Local Government Elected Official Recall Act. Provides
that local officeholders that were elected during a general consolidated
election may be recalled under the Act. Establishes petition requirements
for recall elections. Limits home rule powers.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning elections.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Government Elected Official Recall Act.
Local government recall elections.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, local
officeholders that were elected during a general consolidated
election may be recalled under this Act.
(b) In order to recall an elected official under this Act,
the organizer of the petitions of the recall must (1) reside
within the jurisdiction that the official represents and (2)
file with the local election authority petitions meeting the
following signature requirements of voters registered in that
jurisdiction supporting the recall:
25% of the votes cast in that jurisdiction in the last election
for Governor or 10,000 signatures of residents of the
jurisdiction, whichever is less.
Before circulating petitions for a recall election, the
petitioner must file with the appropriate election authority.
Such filing shall contain the name of the petitioner
requesting the recall, the officeholder to be recalled, and
the reason for the recall. Circulation of petitions may only