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(55 ILCS 5/3-2007)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-2007)
Office quarters and hours; violation.
The county clerk shall keep the clerk's office at the court house of
the county, or at such other place as may be provided for the clerk by the
authorities of such county seat and shall keep the office open and
attend to the duties thereof:
(a) In counties of 500,000 or more population from 9
a. m. to 5 p. m. of each working day except Saturday afternoons and legal holidays, but the clerk may open the office at 8 a. m. on each working day:
(b) In counties of less than 500,000 population from
8 a. m. to 5 p. m. of each working day except Saturdays and legal holidays, but in such counties the office shall remain open until noon the Saturday before general, primary or special election days.
Provided, that the days on which such office shall be open and the
hours of opening and closing of the office of the county clerk may be
changed and otherwise fixed and determined by the county board of any
county. Any such action taken by the county board shall be by an
appropriate resolution passed at a regular meeting.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, when any
election is held and the results of such election
are required by law to be returned to the county clerk, the office of
the county clerk shall remain open for the purpose of receiving such
results from the time of opening of the polls until the returns from
each precinct have been received.
Any county clerk who fails to keep the clerk's office open for the purpose of
receiving election returns as required by this Section commits a
business offense, and shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than
(Source: P.A. 101-253, eff. 8-9-19.)