Illinois Bar Journal

Subject Index Elections

Election laws expanded for voting by mail and at temporary polling locations

September
2021
Illinois Law Update
, Page 18
The Illinois General Assembly amended the Illinois Election Code by changing and adding numerous sections in preparation for the 2022 election cycle.

Curbside voting and vote-by-mail procedures expanded

July
2021
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The Illinois General Assembly amended the Election Code to provide for the allocation of funds toward maintaining security in the receipt of vote-by mail-ballots and delineating procedures for curbside voting.

The minimum signature requirement in section 10-3 of Election Code must be strictly followed

July
2021
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
On April 27, 2021, the Illinois Supreme Court held that the statutorily required number of signatures in section 10-3 of the Election Code must be strictly followed.

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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