Is a lottery conducted for party placement on the ballot?

For the general election, a lottery is conducted by each election authority for all established parties to determine the proper order of party placement on the ballot. This lottery is held within 30 days following the proclamation of the results of the primary election. New parties are involved in a lottery when there is a simultaneous filing with the State Board of Elections or the county Clerk. The State Board of Elections conducts the lottery for new parties which file in the Springfield office and the election authorities must use such order. No party lottery is done for the primary election since each party has its own ballot, separate from any other established party.

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1. What options do voters with disabilities have?
2. Can a registered voter sign petitions for candidates of more than one political party for the same primary election?
3. May a voter who voted Republican in the last primary election now sign a petition for a Democratic candidate?
4. What could happen if a voter signs one party's petitions for the primary election but requests another party's ballot at that primary election?
5. Do I have to declare a political party preference?
6. Is a lottery conducted for party placement on the ballot?
7. How can I help with elections?
8. May I use a cell phone in the polling place?
9. What's on my ballot?