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What happens after the petitions have been filed?

Step 1: Board of Elections Must Notify Permit Holder(s)
Within five days after a petition is filed, the board of elections must give notice by certified mail to any permit holder whose permit would be affected by the local liquor option election for the community facility. 

Step 2: Board of Elections Must Determine Petition’s Validity and Sufficiency
Not later than the 68th day before the election, the board of elections must examine and determine the validity and sufficiency of the petition for certification of the question to the ballot.  

Step 3: Board of Elections’ Notice Requirements
The board of elections must submit the Notice of Election to be Held (Form 126-A) to the Secretary of State’s office and the Division of Liquor Control upon certification of the issue and determination of the date of the election.  Not later than 10 days before the election, a public notice of the election is required to be posted or inserted in a newspaper published in the county.

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