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75 ILCS 16/30-20

    (75 ILCS 16/30-20)
    Sec. 30-20. Nomination of candidates; ballot.
    (a) Nomination of candidates for election as trustees shall be by petition, signed by a number of qualified voters equivalent to at least 2% of the votes cast at the last election for library trustees, or 50, whichever is less, residing within the district, and filed with the secretary of the district within the time provided by the Election Code. No party name or affiliation may appear on the petition.
    (b) The names of all candidates for the office of trustee shall be certified by the secretary to the proper election authority, who shall conduct the election in accordance with the Election Code.
    (c) The ballot for election of trustees shall not designate any political party, platform, or political principle.
    (d) A person is not eligible to serve as a library trustee unless he or she is a qualified elector of the library district and has resided in the library district at least one year at the time he or she files nomination papers or a declaration of intent to become a write-in candidate or is presented for appointment.
    (e) A person is not eligible to serve as a library trustee who, at the time of his or her appointment or filing of nomination papers or a declaration of intent to become a write-in candidate, is in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the library district or has been convicted in any court in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony.
    (f) The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly apply only to candidates by petition or write-in candidates in the consolidated election of 2019 and thereafter and to all appointees appointed after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-746, eff. 8-10-18.)