Carlasare v. Will County Officers Electoral Board

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Election Code
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (3d) 120699
Decision Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
3d Dist.
Will Co.
Reversed and remanded; mandate issued.
Under totality of circumstances, notice sufficient to comply with Section 7-61 of Electoral Code was provided of designation meeting, as written notice was sent by e-mail and U.S. mail to all precinct committeemen and had been posted on Internet, and oral notice was given at two meetings. Chair's participation on each district subcommittee as de facto chairman was proper, as consistent with Democratic party's policy, and Board's specific finding that chair did not actively participate in designation process was not challenged on appeal. Electoral Code does not mandate a specific procedure for making a Section 7-61 designation, and procedure followed was not improper. (LYTTON and WRIGHT, concurring.)