GILES, JONES,LOU AND DAVIS,MONIQUE.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Election Code. Changes the petition filing period for
even-numbered years to 106-99 days (now 99-92 days) before the general
primary and general election. Deletes the provisions that prohibit
the registration of voters during the 35 days before an election if
precinct registration is used. Provides that objections to nomination
petitions for ward committeemen shall be heard not less than 81 days
(now 74 days) prior to the date of the primary. Permits judicial
retention candidates to appear on the same ballot label pages as other
candidates as long as the retention portion of the pages is green,
separate, and distinct from the remainder of the page. Permits
publication of the specimen ballot, notice of the election, and notice
of the referenda as a single publication. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that objections to nomination petitions for ward
committeemen in cities of 500,000 or more shall be filed in the office
of the county clerk not less than 88 (now 81) days prior to the
primary. Makes a technical correction.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Elections)
There would be minimal fiscal impact on SBE.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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