Election and Political Activities

The complexity of the Illinois Election Code and the urgent timelines of ballot challenges requires experienced, sophisticated, and timely counsel for election-related disputes.

Elrod Friedman’s attorneys have experience in Illinois and federal campaign finance election law and regulatory reporting and related requirements.

We have served for many years as counsel to numerous electoral boards, advising on statutory procedures, analyzing objection petitions, overseeing signature checks, preparing bench memoranda, and drafting board opinions. We have successfully represented in Illinois state and appellate courts objectors to improper ballot initiatives. We know all of the requirements related to binding and advisory referenda. We have been appointed by local State’s Attorneys to chair electoral boards when conflicts prevent elected officials from sitting and continue to serve as General Counsel to the Reelection Campaign of a member of the United States Senate.

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