Monday, December 12, 2011

Today is the last day for filing objections to (most) Cook County judicial petitions

And the website at the Illinois State Board of Elections is updating new Objections as they are filed throughout the day. But it is the Cook County Electoral Board that will have the first stab at evaluating the Objections made to the nominating petitions of Cook County judicial candidates. The Cook County Electoral Board is chaired by the Cook County Clerk. The other members are the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Cook County State's Attorney.

Eventually -- and soon -- the Electoral Board will be setting hearing on these Objections and, as that happens, I'll try and keep you up to date on how the various Objections fare. Please note: This is a fast-moving process. Early voting starts at the end of February. To accommodate challenges that may be made to the decisions of the Electoral Board, I've been advised that the Board hopes to complete its work on all Objections filed before the end of this month.

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