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11/29/2012 5:54:00 PM
State moves candidates' filing date away from Christmas Eve

NT Staff

Once signed by Gov. Pat Quinn, the law becomes effective immediately. It provides that local election officials have until Dec. 26 to accept candidates’ petitions or certificates of nomination.

The law will provide relief to municipal clerks, school board secretaries, township clerks, park district and library secretaries and other local election officials who were previously required to accept candidate petitions on the evening before Christmas, regardless of whether their respective governmental offices were open or not, according to Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer, an Illinois firm specializing in municipal law.

The law does not require governments to be open all day Dec. 26, but they are required to remain open until 5 p.m. Public bodies have no discretion; the deadline applies to everyone.

Most municipalities observe Christmas Eve as a paid day off, said David Bartley, Peru City Clerk. So moving the date is helpful to his office and all municipal offices, he said.

The new law also extends the deadline for filing objections, which is now five business days after Dec. 26.

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