(10 ILCS 5/23-1.7a) (from Ch. 46, par. 23-1.7a)
Sec. 23-1.7a. Election contest - Statewide - Initial procedures and rules. Subsequent to the time that all candidates in the election contest have appeared or are required to appear, and all Requests for Records Examination are required to be filed, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall call the Supreme Court into session to consider the Petition of State Election Contest and any responsive pleadings, together with any Requests for Record Examination, receiving such briefs and argument as the Court shall deem appropriate. Thereafter, the Supreme Court shall:
(a) Determine the sufficiency of the Petition, and shall dismiss the Petition or any part of it if found insufficient;
(b) Issue rulings on any issues as to which there are no material facts in dispute;
(c) Identify those election jurisdictions, if any, for which a recount or hearing is appropriate; and
(d) In its discretion, establish rules of procedure for the determination of disputed facts.
(Source: P.A. 86-873.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015