The East St. Louis, Illinois Board of Election Commissioners
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FROM:             Kandrise L. Mosby,

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT:      Dates of Importance for the March 18, 2014

General Primary Election

 

DATE:             November 14, 2013

 

 

EXTENDED REGISTRATION HOURS

 

 

January 25, 2014                     1st                    9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon

February 1, 2014                     2nd                    9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon

February 8, 2014                     3rd                    9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon

February 15, 2014                   4th                    9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon

 

 

November 25, 2013                First day for candidates of established political parties to file original nomination papers (must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators) in the office of the county clerk for county offices and precinct committeemen. 

 

December 2, 2013                   Last day (by 5:00 p.m.) for candidates of established political parties to file original nomination papers (must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators) in the office of the county clerk for county offices and precinct committeemen.

 

December 9, 2013                   Last day for an individual who has filed, during the NOVEMBER 25, 2013 - DECEMBER 2, 2013 filing period, for two (2) or more incompatible offices to withdraw from all but one (1) of the offices (with the State Board of Elections or with whichever election authority the nomination papers were originally filed).  An elected party office in an established political party is not incompatible with any elected public office.

 

December 9, 2013                   Last day for filing objections to the nomination papers of all candidates who filed during the NOVEMBER 25, 2013 - DECEMBER 2, 2013 filing period.  Objections are filed in the office of the State Board of Elections or the county clerk (with whichever election authority the nomination papers were originally filed).

 

December 16, 2013                 Last day for filing petitions (must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators) for referenda for the submission of questions of public policy (local).  Objections to petitions for local referenda are filed with the same office in which the original petitions were filed.

 

December 23, 2013                 Last day to file objections to petitions for the submission of questions of public policy.  Objections to petitions for local referenda are filed with the same office that has the original petitions.


January 2, 2014                     First day any voter who is a member of the United States Service and his/her spouse and dependents of voting age, who expect to be absent from their county of residence on election day, to make application for an official ballot to the election authority having jurisdiction over their residence.  Members of the Armed Forces may make application via facsimile machine or other method of electronic transmission.

 

NOTE:  No registration shall be required to vote pursuant to this section.

 

January 2, 2014                     First day for citizens of the United States temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States who are not registered but otherwise qualified to vote and who expect to be absent from their county of residence on election day to make simultaneous application to the election authority having jurisdiction over their precinct of residence for absentee registration and an absentee ballot.  Citizens of the United States may make application via facsimile machine or other method of electronic transmission.

 

NOTE:  Absentee registration shall be required for citizens temporarily residing outside the United States in order to vote the entire ballot.

 

January 2, 2014                     First day any nonresident civilian citizen otherwise qualified to vote, to make application to the election authority having jurisdiction over his/her precinct of former residence for an absentee ballot containing the Federal offices only.  Non‑resident citizens of the United States may make application via facsimile machine or other method of electronic transmission.

 

NOTE:  Such application may be made only on the official Federal postcard and no registration shall be required.

 

January 15, 2014                   Last day for candidates of established political parties to file withdrawal of nomination papers in the office of the county clerk.

 

January 15, 2014                   Last day for the county clerk to certify to the board of election commissioners the names of candidates to be voted for in its jurisdiction.

 


January 16, 2014                   Last day a person may file a notarized Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate with the proper election authority or authorities (appropriate county clerk(s) and/or boards of election commissioners).  However, whenever an objection to a candidate’s nominating papers or petitions for any office is sustained under Section 10-10 after the 61st day before the election, then write-in votes shall be counted for that candidate if he or she has filed a notarized declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for that office with the proper election authority or authorities not later than 7 days prior to the election.  Write-ins shall be counted only for persons who have filed the Declaration of Intent.  Write-in declarations are NOT filed with the State Board of Elections.

 

January 31, 2014                   Last day for the election authority to have in his office a sufficient number of ballots printed and available for mailing to persons in the United States Service or their spouse and dependents, citizens temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and nonresident civilians.

 

February 6, 2014                    First day for any registered voter presently within the confines of the United States, to make application by mail or in person to the election authority for an official ballot.

 

February 18, 2014                  First day for the election authority to send an official ballot for Federal offices only, upon receipt of either an application for absentee registration or an application for absentee ballot, to citizens of the United States who are temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States.

 

February 18, 2014                  Last day for citizens of the United States temporarily residing outside the United States who are not registered but otherwise qualified to vote and who expect to be absent from their county of residence on election day to make a simultaneous application to the election authority having jurisdiction over their precinct of residence for absentee registration and an absentee ballot and the last day for the election authority to mail such a ballot.

 

February 18, 2014                  Last day for registration or transfer of registration within the office of the East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners. (EXCEPTION:  grace period registration and transfer of registration.)  OFFICE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 7:00 P.M., ONLY.

 

February 18, 2014                  Last day for registration of voters by deputy registrars and precinct committeemen.

 

February 19, 2014                  First day for grace period registration or change of address in the office of the election authority.

 

February 19, 2014                  First day for grace period voting at the election authority’s office.

 

February 19, 2014                  Last day for deputy registrars who are officials or members of a bona fide labor organization to return unused registration materials to the election authority.

 


February 24, 2014                  First day for election authority to publish the location of each permanent and temporary site for early voting.

 

February 26, 2014                  First day for election authority to post schedule for early voting at each location where early voting will be conducted.

 

February 28, 2014                  DISTRIBUTION OF UPDATED PRECINCT LISTS.

 

March 3, 2014                                   First day for early voting at the office of the election authority.

 

March 4, 2014                                   First day that a qualified voter, who has been admitted to a hospital, nursing home or rehabilitation center not more than 14 days before an election, to make application with the election authority for the personal delivery of an absentee ballot.

 

March 4, 2014                                       DISTRIBUTION OF POLLWATCHER CREDENTIALS.

 

March 2014                            JUDGES OF ELECTION TRAINING CLASS (Date to be announced).

 

March 10, 2014                      Last day for any voter, who is a member of the United States Service and his/her spouse and dependents of voting age who expect to be absent from the county of residence on election day, to make application for an official ballot to the election authority having jurisdiction over their precinct of residence and the last day for the election authority to mail such ballots.  Members of the Armed Forces may make application via facsimile machine or other method of electronic transmission.

 

NOTE:  No registration shall be required in order to vote pursuant to this section.

 

March 10, 2014                      Last day for any nonresident civilian, otherwise qualified to vote, to make application to the election authority having jurisdiction over his/her precinct of former residence for an absentee ballot containing Federal offices only, and the last day for election authority to mail such ballot.  Nonresident civilians may make application via facsimile machine or other method of electronic transmission.

 

NOTE:  Such application may be made only on the official Federal postcard and no registration shall be required.

 

March 10, 2014                      Last day for the election authority to send an official ballot for Federal offices only, upon receipt of either an application for absentee registration or an application for absentee ballot, to citizens of the United States who are temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States.  Citizens temporarily residing outside the territorial limits may make application via facsimile machine or other method of electronic transmission.

 

NOTE:   Registration is not required in order to vote the ballot containing the Federal offices only.


March 12, 2014                      DISTRIBUTION OF SPECIMEN BALLOTS.

 

March 13, 2014                      Last day for the election authority to receive application by mail from any registered voter presently within the confines of the United States.

 

March 15, 2014                      Last day of grace period registration or change of address in the office of the election authority.

 

March 15, 2014                      Last day of grace period voting at the election authority’s office.

 

March 15, 2014                      Last day for early voting at the office of the election authority.

 

March 15, 2014                      EXTENDED ABSENTEE VOTING 9:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.

 

March 17, 2014                      Last day for any registered voter, presently within the confines of the United States, to vote in person at the election authority.

 

March 20, 2014                      First day for accepting new registrations and transfers after the March 18, 2014 general primary election.

 

March 25, 2014                      Last day a provisional voter may submit additional information to the county clerk or board of election commissioners to verify or support his/her registration status.  Material must be received by this date.

 

OFFICIAL CANVASS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

 

                                                                                             Very Important Note

Please Return All Completed Voter Registration Forms And Transfers To The Election Board Within Seven (7) Calendar Days Of The Day Upon Which The Voter Registration Was Accepted.

 

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

 

KLM/rm

 

 

 

RUNNING FOR OFFICE

FOR THE MARCH 18, 2014 GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION

FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY

 

The East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners has prepared this material, which we hope you find useful and informative as you pursue elective office.

 

All candidates for public office in Illinois, whether they are established party candidates, candidates of new parties or Independents, must carefully follow the law when filing their nominating papers.

 

Meeting these legal requirements, which are found in Chapter 10 of the Illinois Compiled Statues (Election Code), is a requirement of all candidates.  However, this information is merely a guide and should not be used in lieu of competent legal counsel.

 

Any additional information regarding petition filing can be obtained from the St. Clair County Clerk’s Office, Election Department, #10 Public Square, 2nd Floor, Belleville, Illinois 62220, phone number (618) 277-6600 or the Illinois State Board of Elections (see page 3).

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Kandrise L. Mosby,

Executive Director

 

OFFICE (PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN)

 

MINIMUM AGE:   18 years.

 

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS:  United States citizen.  A registered voter of the precinct.

 

SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS (Precinct Committeemen):  A minimum of 10 primary electors of his/her party.

 

STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY:     Filed with nomination papers.

 

LOYALTY OATH (Optional):    Filed with nomination papers.

 

FILING DATES (Established Party):      Monday, November 25, 2013 to Monday, December 2, 2013.

 


 

WHERE TO FILE:  Office of the county clerk.

 

STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS:    Not required for party office.

 

 

OFFICE (COUNTY OFFICERS)

 

Established Political Party.  The number of countywide executive offices varies from county to county.  For example, some counties do not elect the office of assessor. All counties do, however, elect such officers as county clerk, treasurer, sheriff, state’s attorney, county board members, recorder and circuit clerk.  Approximately half of a county’s officers are elected every two years.

 

The following County Offices are to be nominated:     County Clerk, Treasurer, * Sheriff, Assessor, ** County Board Members, Board of Review Members and Regional Superintendent of Schools.

 

*Note:  A person is not eligible to be elected or appointed to the office of sheriff unless that person is a U.S. citizen, has been a resident of the county for at least one (1) year and is not a convicted felon. [55 ILCS 5/3‑6001.5]

 

MINIMUM AGE:   18 years.

 

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS:  United States citizen.  Resident of the county for 30 days.  Registered voter in the county or county board district.

                                                 

                                                  ** In counties with a population of 3,000,000 or less, no person is eligible to hold the office of county board member unless that person is a legal voter and has been a resident of the county for at least one (1) year next preceding the election. [55 ILCS 5/2-3015]

 

SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS:  This information can be obtained from the St. Clair County Clerk’s Office.

 

STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY:   Filed with nomination papers.

 

LOYALTY OATH (Optional):    Filed with nomination papers.

 

STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS:    Filed with the County Clerk.  Receipt must be filed with petitions or by the end of the filing period for those counties having election commissions.

 

FILING DATES (Established Party):      Monday, November 25, 2013 to Monday, December 2, 2013.

 

WHERE TO FILE:                           Office of the County Clerk.

 

CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE:    Original reports must be filed with the State Board of Elections, 2329 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, IL 62704 or P.O. Box 4187, Springfield, IL 62708 or 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 14-100, Chicago, IL 60601.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information regarding federal and/or state offices should be directed to the following:

 

Illinois State Board of Elections

2329 S. MacArthur Blvd.

Springfield, IL  62704

(217) 782-4141

www.elections.il.gov

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 IS FIRST DAY TO CIRCULATE NOMINATION PAPERS FOR ESTABLISHED POLITICAL PARTY CANDIDATES.

 

THE GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014.

 

THE GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014.

 

POLLING PLACES WILL BE OPEN FROM 6:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.