Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Elections

Election holiday declared

September
2020
Illinois Law Update
, Page 18
Public Act 101-0642 amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to include emergency provisions for the 2020 General Election in November.

Vote by mail certifications updated

September
2020
Illinois Law Update
, Page 18
Public Act 101-0641 is a contingent amendment to the Election Code. The amendment only comes into effect if Senate Bill 1863 of the 101st General Assembly becomes law in the form in which it passed the Illinois House of Representatives.

Political committee loans not repaid or forgiven must be reported as an asset held by the campaign

March
2020
Illinois Law Update
, Page 20
The State Board of Elections has adopted a new rule designed to more efficiently track loans made to candidates by political committees and to increase the transparency of financial-disclosure reporting by campaigns.

County jails and election authorities to facilitate voting for those in custody

February
2020
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The Election Code is amended to require election authorities in counties with populations under three million to collaborate with the primary county jail to facilitate voting.

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