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June 18, 2024

Appellate Court Struck Avon Township Assessor Candidate From Ballot –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On March 8, 2021

Avon Township, IL. (ECWd) –

Today, the Second Appellate Court overturned the Circuit Court, upheld the Electoral Board, and struck Avon Township Assessor Candidate Joshua Cohen from the April 2021 Ballot. Read it (here) of below.

Held: Electoral Board’s decision to exclude petitioner’s name from the ballot was not clearly erroneous where petitioner swore on his Statement of Candidacy that he was seeking, and was qualified for, a different office than was listed on his other nomination papers.

This opinion is a great read and serves as a lesson to always verify election packets to make sure they comply with the Election Code prior to filing them.

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