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Public Act 100-0219


Public Act 0219 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0219
SB0666 EnrolledLRB100 07900 AWJ 17972 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Township Code is amended by changing Section
45-50 as follows:
    (60 ILCS 1/45-50)
    Sec. 45-50. Caucus procedures.
    (a) The rules of procedure for conducting a township or
multi-township caucus must be approved and may be amended by a
majority vote of the qualified participants attending the
caucus. No participant shall be able to participate or vote at
any township or multi-township caucus if the person is or was
at anytime during the 12 months before the caucus any of the
        (1) An elected or appointed public official of another
    established political party.
        (2) An elected or appointed officer, director,
    precinct committeeman or representative of the township
    committeeman of another established political party.
        (3) A judge of election under Article 13 or 14 of the
    Election Code for another statewide established political
        (4) A voter who voted in the primary election of
    another statewide established political party different
    from the party holding the caucus.
    (b) The rules of procedure shall include the following:
        (1) No caucus shall commence earlier than 6:00 p.m.
        (2) The caucus shall commence at the place specified in
    the notice of caucus.
        (3) Procedures by which qualified caucus participants
    determine by a majority vote the duties of caucus judges of
    election. Caucus judges of election shall be appointed by a
    majority vote of the township or multi-township central
    committee. No judge of the Supreme Court, appellate court,
    or circuit court or associate judge shall serve as a caucus
    judge of election.
        (4) Nominations for selection as a candidate shall be
    accepted from any qualified participant of the caucus.
        (5) The method of voting (i.e., written ballot, voice
    vote, show of hands, standing vote) for determining the
    candidate or candidates selected for nomination.
        (6) Whether candidates will be selected as a slate or
    as individual nominees for each office.
        (7) Whether written notice of intent to be a caucus
    nominee is required.
        (8) Other rules deemed necessary by the central
    committee at the time the rules are promulgated or by the
    majority of the qualified caucus participants when the
    rules are being considered at their meeting.
        (9) A participant in a caucus shall be entitled to only
    one vote for each office for which he or she is voting. A
    participant's vote shall not be weighted to be equal to
    more than one vote.
    (c) Individuals participating at an established political
party township or multi-township caucus shall comply with each
of the following:
        (1) A participant shall be registered under Article 4,
    5, or 6 of the Election Code.
        (2) A participant shall be registered within the
    territory for which the nomination is made.
        (3) A participant shall sign an affidavit that he or
    she is a registered voter and affiliated with the
    established political party holding the caucus.
        (4) A participant shall not take part in the
    proceedings of more than one established political party
    township and multi-township caucus for the same election.
    This requirement also applies to the township and
    multi-township clerks.
        (5) A participant shall not sign a petition of
    nomination for an independent or new political party
    candidate for the same election.
        (6) A participant shall not become an independent
    candidate or a candidate of another established political
    party or a new political party for the same election.
    (d) The voters participating at an established political
party township or multi-township caucus shall not select for
nomination more candidates than there are to be elected for
each office.
    (e) No candidate for nomination at a township or
multi-township caucus shall be required to do either of the
        (1) Circulate and file nominating petitions to become a
    candidate at the caucus.
        (2) File a fee to become a candidate at the caucus.
(Source: P.A. 92-119, eff. 1-1-02.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/18/2017