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Public Act 102-0692


 

Public Act 0692 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0692
 
HB1953 EnrolledLRB102 04336 RJF 14354 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
Sections 2A-1.1b, 7-4, 7-10, and 8-8 as follows:
 
    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.1b)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 2A-1.1b. 2022 general primary election and general
election dates.
    (a) In addition to the provisions of this Code and
notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the provisions
in this Section shall govern the dates for the conduct of the
2022 general primary election and for preparing for the 2022
general election. The provisions of this Code shall control
any aspect of the administration or conduct of the 2022
general primary election and 2022 general election that is not
provided for in this Section, provided that in the event of
conflict between this Section and any other provision of this
Code or any other law, the provisions of this Section shall
control. The provisions of this Section shall apply to all
election authorities, including, but not limited to, those
under the jurisdiction of a Board of Election Commissioners.
The provisions of this Section shall apply for the dates for
the 2022 general primary election and the 2022 general
election only and the provisions of this amendatory Act of the
102nd General Assembly shall be in effect through December 31,
2022.
    (b) Petitions for nomination for the general primary
election may begin circulation on January 13, 2022. All
petitions for nomination of an established party candidate for
statewide office shall be signed by at least 3,250 but not more
than 6,500 of the qualified primary electors of the
candidate's party. All petitions for nomination of an
established party candidate for the office of Representative
in the General Assembly shall be signed by at least 400 but not
more than 1,000 of the qualified primary electors of the
candidate's party in the candidate's representative district.
All petitions for nomination of an established party candidate
for the office of State Senator shall be signed by at least 650
but not more than 2,000 of the qualified primary electors of
the candidate's party in the candidate's legislative district.
The signature requirement for an established party candidate
for all other offices shall be reduced by one-third and any
provision of this Code limiting the maximum number of
signatures that may be submitted for those offices shall be
reduced by one-third.
    (c) Petitions for nomination for congressional, or
judicial office, or for any office a nomination for which is
made for a territorial division or district which comprises
more than one county or is partly in one county and partly in
another county or counties (including the Fox Metro Water
Reclamation District) for the general primary election may be
filed in the principal office of the State Board of Elections
beginning on March 7, 2022 but no later than March 14, 2022; a
petition for nomination to fill a vacancy by special election
in the office of representative in Congress from this State
(for vacancies occurring between February 21, 2022 and March
14, 2022) for the general primary election may be filed in the
principal office of the State Board of Elections beginning
March 28, 2022 but no later than April 4, 2022.
    (d) Objections to certificates of nomination and
nomination papers and petitions to submit public questions to
a referendum for the general primary election shall be filed
no later than March 21, 2022.
    (e) Notwithstanding any provision of Section 19-2 to the
contrary, electors Electors may request vote by mail ballots
for the general primary election beginning on March 30, 2022
but no later than June 23, 2022.
    (f) Petitions for nomination for independent candidates
and new political party candidates for the general election
may begin circulation on April 13, 2022.
    (g) The State Board of Elections shall certify the names
of candidates who filed nomination papers or certificates of
nomination for the general primary election with the Board no
later than April 21, 2022.
    (h) A notarized declaration of intent to be a write-in
candidate for the general primary election shall be filed with
the proper election authority or authorities no later than
April 28, 2022.
    (i) Each election authority shall mail ballots to each
person who has filed an application for a ballot for the
general primary election under Article 20 no later than May
14, 2022, and any application received after May 12, 2022
shall be mailed within 2 business days after receipt of the
application.
    (j) The period for early voting by personal appearance for
the general primary election shall begin on May 19, 2022.
    (k) The general primary election shall be held on June 28,
2022.
    (l) The last day for an established party managing
committee to appoint someone to fill a vacancy for the general
election when no candidate was nominated at the general
primary election and for the appointee to file the required
documentation is July 25, 2022. The signature requirement for
an established party candidate filing to fill a vacancy shall
be reduced by two-thirds and any provision of this Code
limiting the maximum number of signatures that may be
submitted for those offices shall be reduced by two-thirds.
Objections to nomination papers, certificates of nomination,
or resolutions for established party candidates filing to fill
a vacancy shall be filed no later than August 1, 2022.
    (m) Certificates of nomination and nomination papers for
the nomination of new political parties and independent
candidates for offices to be filled by electors of the entire
State, or any district not entirely within a county, or for
congressional, State legislative or judicial offices shall be
presented to the principal office of the State Board of
Elections beginning July 5, 2022 but no later than July 11,
2022. Certificates of nomination and nomination papers for the
nomination of new political parties and independent candidates
for all other offices shall be presented to the appropriate
election authority or local election official with whom such
nomination papers are filed beginning July 5, 2022 but no
later than July 11, 2022.
    (n) Objections to certificates of nomination and
nomination papers for new political parties and independent
candidates for the general election shall be filed no later
than July 18, 2022.
    (o) (Blank).
    (p) (Blank).
    (q) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2023.
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21; 102-668, eff. 11-15-21.)
 
    (10 ILCS 5/7-4)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-4)
    Sec. 7-4. The following words and phrases in this Article
7 shall, unless the same be inconsistent with the context, be
construed as follows:
    1. The word "primary", the primary elections provided for
in this Article, which are the general primary, the
consolidated primary, and for those municipalities which have
annual partisan elections for any officer, the municipal
primary held 6 weeks prior to the general primary election
date in even numbered years.
    2. The definitions of terms in Section 1-3 of this Code
shall apply to this Article.
    3. The word "precinct", a voting district heretofore or
hereafter established by law within which all qualified
electors vote at one polling place.
    4. The words "state office" or "state officer", an office
to be filled, or an officer to be voted for, by qualified
electors of the entire state, including United States Senator
and Congressperson at large.
    5. The words "congressional office" or "congressional
officer", representatives in Congress.
    6. The words "county office" or "county officer," include
an office to be filled or an officer to be voted for, by the
qualified electors of the entire county. "County office" or
"county officer" also include the assessor and board of
appeals and county commissioners and president of county board
of Cook County, and county board members and the chair of the
county board in counties subject to Division 2-3 of the
Counties Code.
    7. The words "city office" and "village office," and
"incorporated town office" or "city officer" and "village
officer", and "incorporated town officer", an office to be
filled or an officer to be voted for by the qualified electors
of the entire municipality, including alderpersons.
    8. The words "town office" or "town officer", an office to
be filled or an officer to be voted for by the qualified
electors of an entire town.
    9. The words "town" and "incorporated town" shall
respectively be defined as in Section 1-3 of this Code.
    10. The words "delegates and alternate delegates to
National nominating conventions" include all delegates and
alternate delegates to National nominating conventions whether
they be elected from the state at large or from congressional
districts or selected by State convention unless contrary and
non-inclusive language specifically limits the term to one
class.
    11. "Judicial office" means a post held by a judge of the
Supreme, Appellate, or Circuit Court.
    "State Central Committeeperson" includes "committeeman" or
"committeewoman" for those persons elected or appointed under
State Central Committee Alternative B under Section 7-8.
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21; 102-687, eff. 12-17-21.)
 
    (10 ILCS 5/7-10)  (from Ch. 46, par. 7-10)
    Sec. 7-10. Form of petition for nomination. The name of no
candidate for nomination, or State central committeeperson, or

 
township committeeperson, or precinct committeeperson, or ward
committeeperson or candidate for delegate or alternate
delegate to national nominating conventions, shall be printed
upon the primary ballot unless a petition for nomination has
been filed in his behalf as provided in this Article in
substantially the following form:
    We, the undersigned, members of and affiliated with the
.... party and qualified primary electors of the .... party,
in the .... of ...., in the county of .... and State of
Illinois, do hereby petition that the following named person
or persons shall be a candidate or candidates of the .... party
for the nomination for (or in case of committeepersons for
election to) the office or offices hereinafter specified, to
be voted for at the primary election to be held on (insert
date).
    NameOfficeAddress
John JonesGovernorBelvidere, Ill.
Jane James Lieutenant Governor Peoria, Ill.
Thomas SmithAttorney GeneralOakland, Ill.
Name..................         Address.......................
 
State of Illinois)
                 ) ss.
County of........)
    I, ...., do hereby certify that I reside at No. ....
street, in the .... of ...., county of ...., and State of
....., that I am 18 years of age or older, that I am a citizen
of the United States, and that the signatures on this sheet
were signed in my presence, and are genuine, and that to the
best of my knowledge and belief the persons so signing were at
the time of signing the petitions qualified voters of the ....
party, and that their respective residences are correctly
stated, as above set forth.
.........................
    Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
.........................

 
    Each sheet of the petition other than the statement of
candidacy and candidate's statement shall be of uniform size
and shall contain above the space for signatures an
appropriate heading giving the information as to name of
candidate or candidates, in whose behalf such petition is
signed; the office, the political party represented and place
of residence; and the heading of each sheet shall be the same.
    Such petition shall be signed by qualified primary
electors residing in the political division for which the
nomination is sought in their own proper persons only and
opposite the signature of each signer, his residence address
shall be written or printed. The residence address required to
be written or printed opposite each qualified primary
elector's name shall include the street address or rural route
number of the signer, as the case may be, as well as the
signer's county, and city, village or town, and state.
However, the county or city, village or town, and state of
residence of the electors may be printed on the petition forms
where all of the electors signing the petition reside in the
same county or city, village or town, and state. Standard
abbreviations may be used in writing the residence address,
including street number, if any. At the bottom of each sheet of
such petition shall be added a circulator statement signed by
a person 18 years of age or older who is a citizen of the
United States, stating the street address or rural route
number, as the case may be, as well as the county, city,
village or town, and state; and certifying that the signatures
on that sheet of the petition were signed in his or her
presence and certifying that the signatures are genuine; and
either (1) indicating the dates on which that sheet was
circulated, or (2) indicating the first and last dates on
which the sheet was circulated, or (3) for elections where the
petition circulation period is 90 days, certifying that none
of the signatures on the sheet were signed more than 90 days
preceding the last day for the filing of the petition, or (4)
for the 2022 general primary election only, certify that the
signatures on the sheet were signed during the period of
January 13, 2022 through March 14, 2022 or certify that the
signatures on the sheet were signed during the period of
January 13, 2022 through the date on which this Statement was
sworn or affirmed to and certifying that to the best of his or
her knowledge and belief the persons so signing were at the
time of signing the petitions qualified voters of the
political party for which a nomination is sought. Such
statement shall be sworn to before some officer authorized to
administer oaths in this State.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Code, no petition
sheet shall be circulated more than 90 days preceding the last
day provided in Section 7-12 for the filing of such petition.
    The person circulating the petition, or the candidate on
whose behalf the petition is circulated, may strike any
signature from the petition, provided that:
        (1) the person striking the signature shall initial
    the petition at the place where the signature is struck;
    and
        (2) the person striking the signature shall sign a
    certification listing the page number and line number of
    each signature struck from the petition. Such
    certification shall be filed as a part of the petition.
    Such sheets before being filed shall be neatly fastened
together in book form, by placing the sheets in a pile and
fastening them together at one edge in a secure and suitable
manner, and the sheets shall then be numbered consecutively.
The sheets shall not be fastened by pasting them together end
to end, so as to form a continuous strip or roll. All petition
sheets which are filed with the proper local election

 
officials, election authorities or the State Board of
Elections shall be the original sheets which have been signed
by the voters and by the circulator thereof, and not
photocopies or duplicates of such sheets. Each petition must
include as a part thereof, a statement of candidacy for each of
the candidates filing, or in whose behalf the petition is
filed. This statement shall set out the address of such
candidate, the office for which he is a candidate, shall state
that the candidate is a qualified primary voter of the party to
which the petition relates and is qualified for the office
specified (in the case of a candidate for State's Attorney it
shall state that the candidate is at the time of filing such
statement a licensed attorney-at-law of this State), shall
state that he has filed (or will file before the close of the
petition filing period) a statement of economic interests as
required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, shall
request that the candidate's name be placed upon the official
ballot, and shall be subscribed and sworn to by such candidate
before some officer authorized to take acknowledgment of deeds
in the State and shall be in substantially the following form:
Statement of Candidacy
NameAddressOfficeDistrictParty
John Jones102 Main St.GovernorStatewideRepublican
Belvidere,
Illinois
State of Illinois)
                 ) ss.
County of .......)
    I, ...., being first duly sworn, say that I reside at ....
Street in the city (or village) of ...., in the county of ....,
State of Illinois; that I am a qualified voter therein and am a
qualified primary voter of the .... party; that I am a
candidate for nomination (for election in the case of
committeeperson and delegates and alternate delegates) to the
office of .... to be voted upon at the primary election to be
held on (insert date); that I am legally qualified (including
being the holder of any license that may be an eligibility
requirement for the office I seek the nomination for) to hold
such office and that I have filed (or I will file before the
close of the petition filing period) a statement of economic
interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act
and I hereby request that my name be printed upon the official
primary ballot for nomination for (or election to in the case
of committeepersons and delegates and alternate delegates)
such office.
Signed ......................
    Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me by ....,
who is to me personally known, on (insert date).
Signed ....................
(Official Character)
(Seal, if officer has one.)
 
    The petitions, when filed, shall not be withdrawn or added
to, and no signatures shall be revoked except by revocation
filed in writing with the State Board of Elections, election
authority or local election official with whom the petition is
required to be filed, and before the filing of such petition.
Whoever forges the name of a signer upon any petition required
by this Article is deemed guilty of a forgery and on conviction
thereof shall be punished accordingly.
    A candidate for the offices listed in this Section must
obtain the number of signatures specified in this Section on
his or her petition for nomination.
    (a) Statewide office or delegate to a national nominating
convention. Except as otherwise provided in this Code, if a
candidate seeks to run for statewide office or as a delegate or
alternate delegate to a national nominating convention elected
from the State at-large, then the candidate's petition for
nomination must contain at least 5,000 but not more than
10,000 signatures.
    (b) Congressional office or congressional delegate to a
national nominating convention. Except as otherwise provided
in this Code, if a candidate seeks to run for United States
Congress or as a congressional delegate or alternate
congressional delegate to a national nominating convention
elected from a congressional district, then the candidate's
petition for nomination must contain at least the number of
signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified primary electors of
his or her party in his or her congressional district. In the
first primary election following a redistricting of
congressional districts, a candidate's petition for nomination
must contain at least 600 signatures of qualified primary
electors of the candidate's political party in his or her
congressional district.
    (c) County office. Except as otherwise provided in this
Code, if a candidate seeks to run for any countywide office,
including, but not limited to, county board chairperson or
county board member, elected on an at-large basis, in a county
other than Cook County, then the candidate's petition for
nomination must contain at least the number of signatures
equal to 0.5% of the qualified electors of his or her party who
cast votes at the last preceding general election in his or her
county. If a candidate seeks to run for county board member
elected from a county board district, then the candidate's
petition for nomination must contain at least the number of
signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified primary electors of
his or her party in the county board district. In the first
primary election following a redistricting of county board
districts or the initial establishment of county board
districts, a candidate's petition for nomination must contain
at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the
qualified electors of his or her party in the entire county who
cast votes at the last preceding general election divided by
the total number of county board districts comprising the
county board; provided that in no event shall the number of
signatures be less than 25.
    (d) County office; Cook County only.
        (1) If a candidate seeks to run for countywide office
    in Cook County, then the candidate's petition for
    nomination must contain at least the number of signatures
    equal to 0.5% of the qualified electors of his or her party
    who cast votes at the last preceding general election in
    Cook County.
        (2) If a candidate seeks to run for Cook County Board
    Commissioner, then the candidate's petition for nomination
    must contain at least the number of signatures equal to
    0.5% of the qualified primary electors of his or her party
    in his or her county board district. In the first primary
    election following a redistricting of Cook County Board of
    Commissioners districts, a candidate's petition for
    nomination must contain at least the number of signatures
    equal to 0.5% of the qualified electors of his or her party
    in the entire county who cast votes at the last preceding
    general election divided by the total number of county
    board districts comprising the county board; provided that
    in no event shall the number of signatures be less than 25.
        (3) Except as otherwise provided in this Code, if a
    candidate seeks to run for Cook County Board of Review
    Commissioner, which is elected from a district pursuant to
    subsection (c) of Section 5-5 of the Property Tax Code,
    then the candidate's petition for nomination must contain
    at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the
    total number of registered voters in his or her board of
    review district in the last general election at which a
    commissioner was regularly scheduled to be elected from
    that board of review district. In no event shall the
    number of signatures required be greater than the
    requisite number for a candidate who seeks countywide
    office in Cook County under subsection (d)(1) of this
    Section. In the first primary election following a
    redistricting of Cook County Board of Review districts, a
    candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least
    4,000 signatures or at least the number of signatures
    required for a countywide candidate in Cook County,
    whichever is less, of the qualified electors of his or her
    party in the district.
    (e) Municipal or township office. If a candidate seeks to
run for municipal or township office, then the candidate's
petition for nomination must contain at least the number of
signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified primary electors of
his or her party in the municipality or township. If a
candidate seeks to run for alderperson of a municipality, then
the candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least
the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the qualified
primary electors of his or her party of the ward. In the first
primary election following redistricting of wards or trustee
districts of a municipality or the initial establishment of
wards or districts, a candidate's petition for nomination must
contain the number of signatures equal to at least 0.5% of the
total number of votes cast for the candidate of that political
party who received the highest number of votes in the entire
municipality at the last regular election at which an officer
was regularly scheduled to be elected from the entire
municipality, divided by the number of wards or districts. In
no event shall the number of signatures be less than 25.
    (f) State central committeeperson. If a candidate seeks to
run for State central committeeperson, then the candidate's
petition for nomination must contain at least 100 signatures
of the primary electors of his or her party of his or her
congressional district.
    (g) Sanitary district trustee. Except as otherwise
provided in this Code, if a candidate seeks to run for trustee
of a sanitary district in which trustees are not elected from
wards, then the candidate's petition for nomination must
contain at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the
primary electors of his or her party from the sanitary
district. If a candidate seeks to run for trustee of a sanitary
district in which trustees are elected from wards, then the
candidate's petition for nomination must contain at least the
number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the primary electors of
his or her party in the ward of that sanitary district. In the
first primary election following redistricting of sanitary
districts elected from wards, a candidate's petition for
nomination must contain at least the signatures of 150
qualified primary electors of his or her ward of that sanitary
district.
    (h) Judicial office. Except as otherwise provided in this
Code, if a candidate seeks to run for judicial office in a
district, then the candidate's petition for nomination must
contain the number of signatures equal to 0.4% of the number of
votes cast in that district for the candidate for his or her
political party for the office of Governor at the last general
election at which a Governor was elected, but in no event less
than 500 signatures. If a candidate seeks to run for judicial
office in a circuit or subcircuit, then the candidate's
petition for nomination must contain the number of signatures
equal to 0.25% of the number of votes cast for the judicial
candidate of his or her political party who received the
highest number of votes at the last general election at which a
judicial officer from the same circuit or subcircuit was
regularly scheduled to be elected, but in no event less than
1,000 signatures in circuits and subcircuits located in the
First Judicial District or 500 signatures in every other
Judicial District.
    (i) Precinct, ward, and township committeeperson. Except
as otherwise provided in this Code, if a candidate seeks to run
for precinct committeeperson, then the candidate's petition
for nomination must contain at least 10 signatures of the
primary electors of his or her party for the precinct. If a
candidate seeks to run for ward committeeperson, then the
candidate's petition for nomination must contain no less than
the number of signatures equal to 10% of the primary electors
of his or her party of the ward, but no more than 16% of those
same electors; provided that the maximum number of signatures
may be 50 more than the minimum number, whichever is greater.
If a candidate seeks to run for township committeeperson, then
the candidate's petition for nomination must contain no less
than the number of signatures equal to 5% of the primary
electors of his or her party of the township, but no more than
8% of those same electors; provided that the maximum number of
signatures may be 50 more than the minimum number, whichever
is greater.
    (j) State's attorney or regional superintendent of schools
for multiple counties. If a candidate seeks to run for State's
attorney or regional Superintendent of Schools who serves more
than one county, then the candidate's petition for nomination
must contain at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of
the primary electors of his or her party in the territory
comprising the counties.
    (k) Any other office. If a candidate seeks any other
office, then the candidate's petition for nomination must
contain at least the number of signatures equal to 0.5% of the
registered voters of the political subdivision, district, or
division for which the nomination is made or 25 signatures,
whichever is greater.
    For purposes of this Section the number of primary
electors shall be determined by taking the total vote cast, in
the applicable district, for the candidate for that political
party who received the highest number of votes, statewide, at
the last general election in the State at which electors for
President of the United States were elected. For political
subdivisions, the number of primary electors shall be
determined by taking the total vote cast for the candidate for
that political party who received the highest number of votes
in the political subdivision at the last regular election at
which an officer was regularly scheduled to be elected from
that subdivision. For wards or districts of political
subdivisions, the number of primary electors shall be
determined by taking the total vote cast for the candidate for
that political party who received the highest number of votes
in the ward or district at the last regular election at which
an officer was regularly scheduled to be elected from that
ward or district.
    A "qualified primary elector" of a party may not sign
petitions for or be a candidate in the primary of more than one
party.
    The changes made to this Section by Public Act 93-574 are
declarative of existing law, except for item (3) of subsection
(d).
    Petitions of candidates for nomination for offices herein
specified, to be filed with the same officer, may contain the
names of 2 or more candidates of the same political party for
the same or different offices. In the case of the offices of
Governor and Lieutenant Governor, a joint petition including
one candidate for each of those offices must be filed.
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21; 102-687, eff. 12-17-21.)
 
    (10 ILCS 5/8-8)  (from Ch. 46, par. 8-8)
    Sec. 8-8. Form of petition for nomination. The name of no
candidate for nomination shall be printed upon the primary
ballot unless a petition for nomination shall have been filed
in his behalf as provided for in this Section. Each such
petition shall include as a part thereof the oath required by
Section 7-10.1 of this Act and a statement of candidacy by the
candidate filing or in whose behalf the petition is filed.
This statement shall set out the address of such candidate,
the office for which he is a candidate, shall state that the
candidate is a qualified primary voter of the party to which
the petition relates, is qualified for the office specified
and has filed a statement of economic interests as required by
the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, shall request that the
candidate's name be placed upon the official ballot and shall
be subscribed and sworn by such candidate before some officer
authorized to take acknowledgment of deeds in this State and
may be in substantially the following form:
State of Illinois)
                 ) ss.
County ..........)
    I, ...., being first duly sworn, say that I reside at ....
street in the city (or village of) .... in the county of ....
State of Illinois; that I am a qualified voter therein and am a
qualified primary voter of .... party; that I am a candidate
for nomination to the office of .... to be voted upon at the
primary election to be held on (insert date); that I am legally
qualified to hold such office and that I have filed a statement
of economic interests as required by the Illinois Governmental
Ethics Act and I hereby request that my name be printed upon
the official primary ballot for nomination for such office.
Signed ....................
    Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me by ....,
who is to me personally known, on (insert date).
Signed .... (Official Character)
(Seal if officer has one.)
    The receipt issued by the Secretary of State indicating
that the candidate has filed the statement of economic
interests required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act
must be filed with the petitions for nomination as provided in
subsection (8) of Section 7-12 of this Code.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Code, all petitions
for nomination for the office of State Senator shall be signed
by at least 1,000 but not more than 3,000 of the qualified
primary electors of the candidate's party in his legislative
district.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Code, all petitions
for nomination for the office of Representative in the General
Assembly shall be signed by at least 500 but not more than
1,500 of the qualified primary electors of the candidate's
party in his or her representative district.
    Opposite the signature of each qualified primary elector
who signs a petition for nomination for the office of State
Representative or State Senator such elector's residence
address shall be written or printed. The residence address
required to be written or printed opposite each qualified
primary elector's name shall include the street address or
rural route number of the signer, as the case may be, as well
as the signer's county and city, village or town.
    For the purposes of this Section, the number of primary
electors shall be determined by taking the total vote cast, in
the applicable district, for the candidate for such political
party who received the highest number of votes, state-wide, at
the last general election in the State at which electors for
President of the United States were elected.
    A "qualified primary elector" of a party may not sign
petitions for or be a candidate in the primary of more than one
party.
    In the affidavit at the bottom of each sheet, the petition
circulator, who shall be a person 18 years of age or older who
is a citizen of the United States, shall state his or her
street address or rural route number, as the case may be, as
well as his or her county, city, village or town, and state;
and shall certify that the signatures on that sheet of the
petition were signed in his or her presence; and shall certify
that the signatures are genuine; and shall certify that to the
best of his or her knowledge and belief the persons so signing
were at the time of signing the petition qualified primary
voters for which the nomination is sought.
    In the affidavit at the bottom of each petition sheet, the
petition circulator shall either (1) indicate the dates on
which he or she circulated that sheet, or (2) indicate the
first and last dates on which the sheet was circulated, or (3)
for elections where the petition circulation period is 90
days, certify that none of the signatures on the sheet were
signed more than 90 days preceding the last day for the filing
of the petition, (4) for the 2022 general primary election
only, certify that the signatures on the sheet were signed
during the period of January 13, 2022 through March 14, 2022 or
certify that the signatures on the sheet were signed during
the period of January 13, 2022 through the date on which this
Statement was sworn or affirmed to. No petition sheet shall be
circulated more than 90 days preceding the last day provided
in Section 8-9 for the filing of such petition.
    All petition sheets which are filed with the State Board
of Elections shall be the original sheets which have been
signed by the voters and by the circulator, and not
photocopies or duplicates of such sheets.
    The person circulating the petition, or the candidate on
whose behalf the petition is circulated, may strike any
signature from the petition, provided that:
        (1) the person striking the signature shall initial
    the petition at the place where the signature is struck;
    and
        (2) the person striking the signature shall sign a
    certification listing the page number and line number of
    each signature struck from the petition. Such
    certification shall be filed as a part of the petition.
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)
 
    Section 10. The Legislative Commission Reorganization Act
of 1984 is amended by changing Section 9-2.5 as follows:
 
    (25 ILCS 130/9-2.5)
    Sec. 9-2.5. Newsletters and brochures. The Legislative
Printing Unit may not print for any member of the General
Assembly any newsletters or brochures during the period
beginning February 1 of the year of a general primary
election, except that in 2022 the period shall begin on May 15,
2022, and ending the day after the general primary election
and during a period beginning September 1 of the year of a
general election and ending the day after the general
election. A member of the General Assembly may not mail,
during a period beginning February 1 of the year of a general
primary election, except that in 2022 the period shall begin
on May 15, 2022, and ending the day after the general primary
election and during a period beginning September 1 of the year
of a general election and ending the day after the general
election, any newsletters or brochures that were printed, at
any time, by the Legislative Printing Unit, except that such a
newsletter or brochure may be mailed during those times if it
is mailed to a constituent in response to that constituent's
inquiry concerning the needs of that constituent or questions
raised by that constituent.
(Source: P.A. 102-668, eff. 11-15-21.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 1/7/2022