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10 ILCS 5/24C-6
(10 ILCS 5/24C-6)
Ballot Information; Arrangement; Direct
Recording Electronic Voting System; Vote by Mail Ballots; Spoiled
The ballot information, shall, as far as practicable,
be in the order of arrangement provided for paper ballots,
except that the information may be in vertical or horizontal
rows, or on a number of separate pages or display screens.
Ballots for all public questions to be voted on should be
provided in a similar manner and must be arranged on the ballot
in the places provided for such purposes. All public questions,
including but not limited to public questions calling for a
constitutional convention, constitutional amendment, or judicial
retention, shall be placed on the ballot separate and apart from
candidates. Ballots for all public questions shall be clearly
designated by borders or different color screens. More than one
amendment to the constitution may be placed on the same portion
of the ballot sheet. Constitutional convention or
constitutional amendment propositions shall be placed on a
separate portion of the ballot and designated by borders or
unique color screens, unless otherwise provided by
administrative rule of the State Board of Elections. More than
one public question may be placed on the same portion of the
ballot. More than one proposition for retention of judges in
office may be placed on the same portion of the ballot.
The party affiliation, if any, of each candidate or the
word "independent", where applicable, shall appear near or under
the candidate's name, and the names of candidates for the same
office shall be listed vertically under the title of that
office. In the case of nonpartisan elections for officers of
political subdivisions, unless the statute or an ordinance
adopted pursuant to Article VII of the Constitution requires
otherwise, the listing of nonpartisan candidates shall not
include any party or "independent" designation. If no candidate or candidates file for an office and if no person or persons file a declaration as a write-in candidate for that office, then below the title of that office the election authority shall print "No Candidate". In primary
elections, a separate ballot shall be used for each political
party holding a primary, with the ballot arranged to include
names of the candidates of the party and public questions and
other propositions to be voted upon on the day of the primary
If the ballot includes both candidates for office and
public questions or propositions to be voted on, the election
official in charge of the election shall divide the ballot in
sections for "Candidates" and "Public Questions", or separate
ballots may be used.
Any voter who spoils his or her ballot, makes an error, or
has a ballot rejected by the automatic tabulating equipment
shall be provided a means of correcting the ballot or obtaining
a new ballot prior to casting his or her ballot.
Any election authority using a Direct Recording Electronic
Voting System may use voting systems approved for use under
Articles 24A or 24B of this Code in conducting vote by mail or early voting.
(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15