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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Last day for LEO to certify for primary
Last day for the local election official to certify candidates and the offices they are filing for to the election authority.
(10 ILCS 5/7-13.1)
Last day for the circuit court clerk and the local election official to certify any binding public question or advisory referenda to the election authority having jurisdiction over the political subdivision.
(10 ILCS 5/28-5)
Last day to withdraw
Last day candidate may file Withdrawal of Candidacy in the office of the local election official or election authority.
(10 ILCS 5/7-12(9), 10-7; 65 ILCS 20/21-29)
Last day for aldermanic candidates in the City of Chicago to file their withdrawals of candidacy in the office of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. (Applicable only if a special election is required due to a mid-term vacancy)
(65 ILCS 20/21-29)
Last day to file for write-in to force primary
Last day to file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate in the office of the election official with whom nomination papers for such office are filed where the office would otherwise be uncontested (and no primary would otherwise be held), and such filing would force a primary election for the office. Write-in votes shall only be counted for person(s) who have filed a Declaration of Intent with Election Authority or Authorities (so additional originally executed declaration(s) should also be filed with each Election Authority). Write-in declarations are NOT filed with the State Board of Elections.
(10 ILCS 5/7-5(d), 7-12(10)(c); 65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-20)
NOTE: 65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-20 sets the last date as 61 days prior (Thursday, December 27, 2012) with regard to municipalities, however that day is after the certification deadline for local election officials.
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