But, one can object by Just sending a letter? You'd think they'd have to at least march their self to the board office to file the dang thing. It doesn't seem right they think they can do this without even leaving the comfort of their Barcaloungers.
This is from the 2012 Il Presidential candidate guide,
OBJECTIONS TO NOMINATING PAPERS
FILING OBJECTION PETITION: Nomination Papers shall be deemed to be valid unless objections are filed in writing, an original and one (1) copy, within 5 business days after the last day for filing Nomination Papers. The objection shall be filed with the Springfield or Chicago office of the State Board of Elections. (10 ILCS 5/7-13 and 10-8)
PROCESSING OBJECTION: Not later than 12 noon on the second business day, after receipt of Objector's Petition, the State Board of Elections shall transmit by registered mail or receipted personal delivery the nomination papers and original objector's petition to the chairman of the proper Electoral Board designated in Section 10-9, or his authorized agent, and shall transmit a copy by registered mail or receipted personal delivery of the objector's petitions, to the candidate whose nomination papers are objected to, addressed to the place of residence designated in said Certificate of Nomination or nomination papers. For multi-county districts, the State Board of Elections is the electoral board. For single county districts, the county officers electoral board is the electoral board. EXCEPTION: In Districts which are wholly contained within the jurisdiction of a board of election commissioners in Cook County, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners serves as the electoral board.
RESPONSIBILITY OF CHAIRMAN OF ELECTORAL BOARD: Within 24 hours after receipt of the objector's petition, the chairman of the Electoral Board (other than the State Board of Elections) shall send a call by registered or certified mail to each of the members of the Electoral Board, the objector, and the candidate, and shall also cause the Sheriff of the county or counties in which such officers and persons reside to serve a copy of such call upon each of the officers and persons. In those cases where the State Board of Elections is the designated electoral board, the Chairman of the SBE shall send the call to the objector and candidate whose certificate of nomination or nomination papers are objected to stating the day, hour, and place at which the SBE shall meet to hear the objection.
ELECTORAL BOARD MEETING: The meeting of the Electoral Board shall not be less than 3 nor more than 5 days after receipt of objector's petition by the chairman of Electoral Board.
JUDICIAL REVIEW FILED: Within 5 days after service of the decision of the Electoral Board, the candidate or objector aggrieved by the decision of the board may file a petition for Judicial Review with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Court hearings are to be held within 30 days after filing of petition and the decision delivered promptly thereafter.
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