House Bill 2472 would modify the Election Code so that election challenges to a candidate for municipal, township, or community college district office would be heard by the county electoral board and not the local municipal, township, or community college district electoral board. The county electoral board is made up of three members: (1) the county clerk or designee; (2) the county state's attorney or designee; or (3) the clerk of the county circuit court or designee.
You may recall that a few years ago legislation was adopted to eliminate school district electoral boards, and to require all challenges to candidates for school board office be heard by the county electoral board. If this legislation passes, all petition challenges to candidates for elected office in a county, municipality, township, community college district, school district, and other special districts be heard by the county electoral board rather than a local electoral board.
Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf