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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Last day for the BOEC to transmit returns
The board of election commissioners shall transmit a tabulated statement of the returns to the county clerk.
[10 ILCS 5/7-56, 18A-15(a)]
Last day for canvassing of results
Last day for canvassing of election results by proper canvassing board (county canvassing board or board of canvassers).
(10 ILCS 5/7-56, 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 overnight mail or as a PDF document through email.
(10 ILCS 22-5)
Last day for EA to transmit returns 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)
The county clerk has the responsibility of canvassing the returns of the General Primary Election under its jurisdiction.
(10 ILCS 5/7-56)
The board of election commissioners has the responsibility of canvassing the returns of the General Primary Election under its jurisdiction.
(10 ILCS 5/7-56)
BEFORE PROCLAMATION BY ELECTION AUTHORITY
PRIOR TO THE CANVASS in those jurisdictions where in-precinct counting equipment is utilized, the election authority shall retabulate the total number of votes cast in 5% of the precincts within the election jurisdiction, as well as 5% of the voting devices used in early voting. AS SELECTED ON A RANDOM BASIS BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.
(10 ILCS 5/24A-15, 24B-15, 24C-15)
THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL RECEIVE CERTIFIED COPIES OF TABULATED STATEMENTS OF RETURNS (ABSTRACTS) FROM EACH COUNTY CLERK.
The county clerk shall make a tabulated statement of returns by precinct or ward for each political party separately, stating in appropriate columns and under proper headings, the total number of votes cast for each candidate for each party. Within two (2) days after the completion of said canvass, the county clerk shall mail to the State Board of Elections a certified copy of such tabulated statement of returns. In addition, the Election Authority shall submit the electronic tabulation results file through the eCanvass system in the format prescribed by the State Board of Elections.
(10 ILCS 5/7-56, 22-6)
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 5/22-9)
AFTER PROCLAMATION BY COUNTY BOARD CANVASSING BOARD:
The county clerk shall issue a certificate of nomination to each person declared nominated to a county office.
The county clerk shall issue a certificate of election to each person declared elected to the office of township committeeman or precinct committeeman.
(10 ILCS 7/58)
Within 1 day after the canvassing and proclamation, each election authority shall transmit to the State Board of Elections a canvass of votes by precinct or ward for the following offices: United States Senator, statewide executive offices, congressional offices, state senator, representative in the general assembly judges and the offices of precinct and township 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 nomination or election of candidates for offices for which petitions were filed with the State Board of Elections. The State Board of Elections shall issue certificates of election to each person declared elected to the office of state central committeeman or state central committeewoman.
Each successful write-in nominated or elected at the primary shall file the following documents with the proper election authority or the State Board of Elections within 10 days from the proclamation by the appropriate board:
(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, precinct or ward committeemen)
(10 ILCS 5/7-60)
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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