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Election Selfie of Completed Ballot Is Still a Felony!

On November 6, 2018, the day of the midterm elections, the plaintiff, Trista Oettle, reported to her assigned polling place in Clinton County to cast her vote. One of the defendants, the election judge on that date, was asked by… Continue Reading →

Election Season Campaign Sign Reminder

As Election Day creeps closer and the landscape is littered by candidate signs, a brief reminder regarding legal restrictions on political signage is appropriate: Electioneering outside the 100 foot campaign free zone is permitted “Electioneering” is conduct that urges a… Continue Reading →

Process and Timing for Seating Newly Elected Park District Commissioners

With Election Day having come and gone, park districts are back to business as usual.  However, one important question remains: when do the newly elected commissioners take office?  Fortunately, the Park District Code provides an answer.  But, as is often… Continue Reading →

Election Season Campaign Sign Reminder

As Election Day creeps closer and the landscape is littered by candidate signs, a brief reminder regarding legal restrictions on political signage is appropriate: Electioneering outside the 100 foot campaign free zone is permitted “Electioneering” is conduct that urges a… Continue Reading →

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