§17-2  United States representative.  When a vacancy occurs in the representation of this State in the United States House of Representatives, the chief election officer shall issue a proclamation for an election to fill the vacancy.  The proclamation shall be issued not later than on the sixtieth day prior to the election to fill the vacancy and shall contain the date, time, and places where the special election is to be held, the time within which nomination papers shall be filed, the time for transmitting to county clerks the notice designating the offices for which candidates are to be elected, the time for transmitting to county clerks lists of candidates to be voted for at the special election and such other matter as provided for in section 11-91 and which are not inconsistent with this section.  The special election shall be conducted and the results ascertained so far as practicable, in accordance with this title. [L 1970, c 26, pt of §2; am L 1973, c 217, §7(b); am L 1974, c 34, §4(a); gen ch 1985; am L 1986, c 305, §6]


Attorney General Opinions


  Conflicts with Article I, §2, of U.S. Constitution with regard to unexpired terms for U.S. House of Representatives.  Att. Gen. Op. 83-5.