Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.
Election Law
Election Law

Chicago, IL Law Firm Proficient in Election Law Ensures Compliance

Our attorneys provide comprehensive election law services to public clients

The legal team of Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. provides assistance and consultation to our public sector clients regarding their compliance with the Illinois Election Code and related statutory provisions. Our attorneys also appear before numerous electoral boards in Illinois and serve on such boards as court-appointed public members. We also advise boards as legal counsel on behalf of our public sector clients.

Assisting clients with election law matters

We counsel our local government clients as to the necessary documents and procedures for the placement of referenda questions on the ballot, including the following:

  • Revenue initiatives
  • Initiatives related to changes in a form of government
  • Advisory referenda
  • Referenda to increase varying tax rates or authorize bonding authority

Our firm also provides general consultation regarding the election process and requirements, including the preparation of nominating petitions and related documents and campaign finance reporting and recording requirements. We also possess experience assisting citizen groups with the preparation and filing of petitions seeking to place various public questions or initiatives on the ballot. Our education law attorneys can assist with election matters directly affecting schools and educational institutions across Illinois.

Understanding Illinois election laws

With decades of experience handling election matters, we have a thorough understanding of Illinois election laws. We routinely help clients comply with the following:

  • Illinois Election Code: Compliance with the Illinois Election Code is essential, as it provides the general guidance for all election-related issues.
  • National Voter Registration Act: Commonly referred to as “Motor Voter,” the National Voter Registration Act mandated mail registration and expanded registration at driver license facilities.
  • Help America Vote Act: This act sets forth strict requirements for voting systems and established a bipartisan commission that operates the federal government’s voting system certification program. The Election Assistance Commission administers a national clearinghouse for election data.

When you are involved in an election at any stage in Illinois, it is imperative to seek the legal counsel of election law attorneys. We provide the advice and guidance you need to ensure that your activities are in compliance with all of the applicable laws.

Work with seasoned Chicago attorneys for your election law matters

Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. has the experience and dedication you need when an election law issue arises. Contact our firm’s office in downtown Chicago at 312.984.6400 or in Orland Park at 708.349.1506 or online to arrange an initial consultation.

For questions regarding Election Law, please contact James V. Ferolo, Jason A. Guisinger and Scott F. Uhler


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