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(65 ILCS 20/21-30)
(from Ch. 24, par. 21-30)
Ballots to be used at any general, supplementary or special election for alderpersons
held under the provisions of this Article, in addition to other
requirements of law, shall conform to the following requirements:
(1) At the top of the ballots shall be printed in
capital letters the words designating the ballot. If a general election of alderpersons the words shall be "Official election of alderpersons ballot"; if a supplementary election the designating words shall be "Official supplementary election of alderpersons ballot"; if a special election of alderpersons, the words shall be "Special election of alderpersons ballot."
(2) Beginning not less than one inch below such
designating words and extending across the face of the ballot, the title of each office to be filled shall be printed in capital letters.
(3) The names of candidates for different terms of
service therein (if any there be), shall be arranged and printed in groups according to the length of such terms.
(4) Immediately below the title of each office or
group heading indicating the term of office, shall be printed in small letters the directions to voters, "Vote for one."
(5) Following thereupon shall be printed the names of
the candidates for such office according to the title and the term thereof and below the name of each candidate shall be printed his place of residence, stating the street and number (if any). The names of candidates shall be printed in capital letters not less than one-eighth nor more than one-quarter of an inch in height, and immediately at the left of the name of each candidate shall be printed a square, the sides of which shall not be less than one-quarter of an inch in length. The names of all the candidates for each office shall be printed in a column and arranged in the order hereinafter designated; all names of candidates shall be printed in uniform type; the places of residence of such candidates shall be printed in uniform type; and squares upon said ballots shall be of uniform size; and spaces between the names of the candidates for the same office shall be of uniform size.
(6) The names of the candidates for alderperson shall
appear upon the ballot in the order in which petitions for nomination have been filed in the office of the board of election commissioners. However, 2 or more petitions filed within the last hour of the filing deadline shall be deemed filed simultaneously. Where 2 or more petitions are received simultaneously, the board of election commissioners shall break ties and determine the order of filing by means of a lottery or other fair and impartial method of random selection approved by the board of election commissioners. Such lottery shall be conducted within 9 days following the last day for petition filing and shall be open to the public. Seven days written notice of the time and place of conducting such random selection shall be given, by the board of election commissioners, to the Chairman of each political party and to each organization of citizens within the city which was entitled, under the Election Code, at the next preceding election, to have pollwatchers present on the day of election. The board of election commissioners shall post in a conspicuous, open and public place, at the entrance of the office, notice of the time and place of such lottery. The board of election commissioners shall adopt rules and regulations governing the procedures for the conduct of such lottery.
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)