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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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Last day for canvassing
Last day for canvassing election results by proper canvassing board (county canvassing board or board of canvassers).
(10 ILCS 5/18A-15(a), 22-1)
EXCEPTION: State Board of Elections as canvassing board.
The board of canvassers in City Boards of Election Commissioners shall declare the result of every election within its jurisdiction. The circuit court judge shall enter a record of such abstract and result and a certified copy of such record shall be filed with the county clerk.
(10 ILCS 5/22-8, 22-9, 22-15)
The Election Authority shall submit their canvass through the eCanvass system in the electronic format prescribed by the State Board of Elections.
(10 ILCS 5/22-6)
The county clerk shall forward the abstract of votes to the SBE via overnight mail or as a PDF document through email.
(10 ILCS 5/22-5)
Last day for appropriate canvassing board to canvass the results of referenda submitted to the voters at the NOVEMBER 4, 2014 General Election.
(10 ILCS 5/22-17)
Last day to have lottery for tie vote
Last day for the county clerk to conduct a lottery for a tie vote for a county office.
(10 ILCS 5/22-3)
Last day for EA to submit results to SBE
The last day the election authority shall transmit to the State Board of Elections the following: (1) the number, by precinct, of absentee ballots requested, provided and counted, (2) the number of rejected absentee ballots, (3) the number of voters seeking review of rejected absentee ballots, and (4) the number of absentee ballots counted following review.
(10 ILCS 5/19-20, 20-20)
AFTER PROCLAMATION BY COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD
The county clerk shall issue a certificate of election to each person declared elected to a county office.
The State Board of Elections shall receive certified copies of tabulated statements of returns (abstracts) by precinct and ward from each county clerk.
The county clerk, within 21 day after the election, shall make 2 abstracts of votes for each office (except county offices) and for any amendments to the constitution and other statewide propositions by precinct or ward. Immediately after the completion of the abstracts, a certified copy of such abstracts shall be mailed to the principal office of the State Board of Elections via overnight mail.
(10 ILCS 5/22-5)
NOTE: If there is a board of election commissioners within a county, the county abstracts shall include the statement of returns from such board of election commissioners.
(10 ILCS 5/22-5, 22-9)
Within 1 day after the canvass and proclamation, each election authority shall transmit to the State Board of Elections a canvass of votes by precinct or ward for all U.S. Senate, state offices, congressional, state senator, state representative, judicial and the offices of ward and precinct committeemen and total ballots cast, and copies of the current precinct poll list via overnight mail.
(10 ILCS 5/22-15)
CANVASS BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
The Board shall canvass the returns for the election of candidates for offices for which petitions were filed with the State Board of Elections.
Each successful write-in elected shall file the following documents with the proper election authority or the State Board of Elections prior to taking office:
(1) A Loyalty Oath (optional)
(2) A Statement of Candidacy, and
(3) A receipt for filing of a Statement of Economic Interests (not required for federal offices)
Within 5 days after the last day for proclamation of the results, petitions for discovery recount may be filed by any qualified individual with the appropriate county clerk, or board of election commissioners. The deadline to file a discovery recount for an office canvassed by the State Board of Elections is 5 days after the Board’s canvass. The petition for discovery is filed with the appropriate election authority(ies)
(10 ILCS 5/22-9.1)
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