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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Last day for filing petitions for referenda
Last day for filing petitions (must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators) for referenda for the submission of questions of public policy (local). Objections to petitions for local referenda are filed with the same office in which the original petitions were filed.
(10 ILCS 5/28-2(a), 28-6, 28-7)
EXCEPTION: Proposition to create a political subdivision, referenda held under the provisions of Article IX of the Liquor Control Act and Section 18-120 of the Property Tax Code.
NOTE: Petitions to initiate backdoor referenda must be filed under the deadline specified in the specific statute authorizing the referenda, but in no case later than 92 days prior to the ensuing election.
Last day for filing for primary
Last day for filing in the office of the local election official or Board of Election Commissioners original nomination papers (must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators) for: (1) established political parties in municipalities over 5,000 population; (2) townships in Cook County where the township central committee has approved a primary; (3) municipalities under 5,000 population which by ordinance nominate candidates by primary; (4) municipalities which by referendum conduct a partisan or nonpartisan primary; (5) managerial municipalities which conduct
nonpartisan primaries, and (6) candidates for City of Chicago offices (if a special election is required due to a vacancy in office).
(10 ILCS 5/7-1, 7-12(3), 10-6(4); 60 ILCS 1/45-55; 65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-60, 20/21-5, 21-12, 21-25)
NOTE: This filing period does not cover candidates for park, library, school, community college, educational service region trustees, or fire protection district offices.
Last day for filing a Statement of Economic Interests with the county clerk as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. The receipt must be filed on or before this date with the local election official or election authority who received the nomination papers.
(5 ILCS 420/4A-105; 10 ILCS 5/7-12(8), 10-5)
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