Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Election Code. When a vacancy occurs in the office of U.S. Senator, requires that: (i) the Governor make a temporary appointment, subject to the approval of the General Assembly, and the office be filled at the next general election at which that office is scheduled to be filled, if the vacancy occurs fewer than 180 days before that election, and (ii) the vacancy be filled at a special election, designated by the Governor, if the vacancy occurs 180 or more days before the next general election at which that office is scheduled to be filled. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Election Code. With respect to vacancies in the office of United States Senator from Illinois, provides that a vacancy occurring more than 180 days before the expiration of the vacant term shall be filled at a special election. Provides that a vacancy that occurred after the 2008 general election and before December 1, 2008, shall be filled at a special election within 115 days after the Governor issues a writ of election, and any temporary appointments made for such a vacancy expire. Effective immediately.