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HB0729eng 93rd General Assembly


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 1        AN ACT concerning special districts.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Regional Transportation Authority Act  is
 5    amended by changing Section 1.05 as follows:

 6        (70 ILCS 3615/1.05) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 701.05)
 7        Sec.   1.05.   Referendum  on  Establishment.  A  special
 8    referendum election shall be held at  which  there  shall  be
 9    submitted  to  the  electors  in  the metropolitan region the
10    proposition to  approve  creation  of  the  Authority,  which
11    proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
12        Shall  a Regional Transportation Authority be created for
13    Cook,  DuPage,  Kane,  Lake,  McHenry  and   Will   Counties,
14    Illinois?
15        The special referendum election shall be conducted by the
16    County  Clerks  and  Boards  of Election Commissioners in the
17    metropolitan  region  pursuant  to  the  provisions  of  "the
18    Election Code", approved May 11, 1943, as amended, except  as
19    is  specifically  provided  otherwise  in  this Section.  The
20    special referendum election shall be held at  the  same  time
21    and with the same judges, polling places and precincts as for
22    the  regular  primary elections to be held on March 19, 1974,
23    in the metropolitan region.
24        The proposition shall be submitted to the electors  on  a
25    separate  paper ballot to be printed on blue paper. The State
26    Board of Elections shall prepare  and  certify  the  form  of
27    ballot   to   the   County  Clerks  and  Boards  of  Election
28    Commissioners in the metropolitan region.
29        Notice of the referendum election shall be given  by  the
30    State  Board  of  Elections.  In addition, such notice may be
31    given  by  the  County  Clerks   and   Boards   of   Election
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 1    Commissioners.  Each notice of the special election shall set
 2    forth the proposition to be  voted  upon,  the  date  of  the
 3    election  and  the  time  the polling places will be open and
 4    shall state that the polling places and  precincts  for  such
 5    election  shall be the same as for the primary elections held
 6    on such  date.  The  notice  given  by  the  State  Board  of
 7    Elections  shall be published in one or more daily newspapers
 8    of general circulation in the metropolitan  region  at  least
 9    once  not  less than 20 days prior to the election. Notice of
10    the special  referendum  election  need  not  set  forth  the
11    precincts  or  polling  places  in  detail.  Notices given by
12    County Clerks or Boards of Election Commissioners shall be in
13    the form prescribed by the State Board of Elections.
14        The votes shall be canvassed and returned in  the  manner
15    provided for public measures submitted to the electors of the
16    entire  State,  including  the  provisions  for tally sheets,
17    certificates of results, canvassing and abstracts  of  votes.
18    Only those ballots properly marked yes or no shall be counted
19    in   the   referendum.   Each  municipal  Board  of  Election
20    Commissioners shall make its return to the  County  Clerk  of
21    the  County in which it is located; the County Clerks and any
22    County  Board  of  Election  Commissioners  shall  each  make
23    returns covering their entire county to the  State  Board  of
24    Elections.   Each   County   Clerk   and  Board  of  Election
25    Commissioners shall prepare and certify an abstract of  votes
26    cast  on the proposition in the precincts within its election
27    jurisdiction. The County  Clerks  and  any  county  Board  of
28    Election Commissioners shall transmit the certified abstracts
29    to  the  State  Board  of Elections with its return within 10
30    days of the referendum. To meet  this  deadline,  the  County
31    Clerks and Boards of Election Commissioners shall canvass the
32    votes  cast  in  the  special  referendum  election  prior to
33    canvassing the votes cast  for  any  office  in  the  regular
34    primary  election,  and  may  certify the results of and make
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 1    returns  on  the  special  referendum   election   prior   to
 2    completing   those   procedures   for   the  regular  primary
 3    elections.
 4        The State Board of Elections shall proclaim  and  certify
 5    the  results  of  the  referendum  election. If a majority of
 6    those electors properly marking ballots  on  the  proposition
 7    vote  in  favor  of  the  creation  of  the  Authority,  such
 8    Authority shall thereby be established.
 9    (Source: P.A. 78-3rd S.S.-5.)