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(105 ILCS 5/9-11.1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 9-11.1)
The county clerk or the board of election commissioners, as the case may be, of the jurisdiction in which the principal office of the school district is located shall conduct a lottery to
determine the ballot order of candidates for full terms in the event of
any simultaneous petition filings. Such candidate lottery shall be conducted as follows:
All petitions filed by persons waiting in line as of 8:00 a.m. on the
first day for filing, or as of the normal opening hour of the office
involved on such day, shall be deemed simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m.
or the normal opening hour, as the case may be. Petitions filed by mail
and received after midnight of the first day for filing and in the first
mail delivery or pickup of that day shall be deemed simultaneously filed
as of 8:00 a.m. of that day or as of the normal opening hour of such day,
as the case may be. All petitions received thereafter shall be deemed
filed in the order of actual receipt. 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 for the same office
as of 8:00 a.m. on the first day for petition filing, or as of the normal
opening hour of the office of the county clerk or the board of election commissioners, as the case may be, the county clerk or the board of election commissioners with whom such petitions are filed shall break ties and
determine the order of filing by means of a lottery or other fair and
impartial method of random selection. 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 county clerk or the board of election commissioners to all candidates who filed their petitions
simultaneously and to each organization of citizens within the election
jurisdiction which was entitled, under the general election law, at the
next preceding election, to have pollwatchers present on
the day of election. The county clerk or the board of election commissioners shall post in a
conspicuous, open and public place, at the entrance of his or her office,
notice of the time and place of such lottery.
All candidates shall be certified in the order in which their petitions
have been filed and in the manner prescribed by Section 10-15 of the
general election law. Where candidates have filed simultaneously, they
shall be certified in the order prescribed by this Section and prior to
candidates who filed for the same office at a later time.
Where elections are conducted for unexpired terms, a second lottery to
determine ballot order shall be conducted for candidates who simultaneously
file petitions for such unexpired terms. Such lottery shall be conducted
in the same manner as prescribed by this Section for full term candidates.
(Source: P.A. 98-691, eff. 7-1-14.)