Early voting at public universitiesOctober 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 504Election authorities must now conduct early public voting on campuses of public universities in "high traffic" locations in addition to conducting early voting at other locations required by law. 10 ILCS 5/1-12.
New anti-party switching law applies to independentsBy Adam W. LaskerJune 2012LawPulse, Page 286A new law forbids someone who took a partisan primary ballot from running as an independent in the general election – even those who pulled the ballot in the March primary, before the law was enacted.
Changes in Illinois Election CodeApril 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 180The State Board of Elections recently amended the Campaign Finance Act to implement the provisions of Public Act 96-0832.
Judicial Selection in Illinois: A Third WayBy Gino L. DiVitoDecember 2010Article, Page 624Judicial elections? Merit selection? While the decades-old debate continues, a former judge proposes a constitutional amendment that represents a third way.
Party switching and clarification of the election codeDecember 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 616On October 7, 2010, the Supreme Court of Illinois upheld a decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, finding that Steven J. Rauschenberger was eligible to run as a Republican candidate in the February 2010 general primary election for the office of state senator, despite voting a Democratic ballot in a February 2009 consolidated primary election.
Section of the Illinois Election Code is unconstitutionalMay 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 230On March 6, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, and affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, holding unconstitutional section 7A-1 of the Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/7A-1).
Political committee raffle requirements changedFebruary 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 68Effective November 7, 2005, the State Board of Elections has amended Part 210 of Title 26, 26 Ill Adm Code 210, which guides raffles run by political committees.