BEFORE THE DULY CONSTITUTED ELECTORAL BOARD FOR THE HEARING AND PASSING UPON OF OBJECTIONS TO THE NOMINATION

PAPERS OF CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATION TO THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR FOR THE 26th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) NOTICE OF FILING To: Sharon Meroni sharon@protectthevote.com Barbara Goodman Steve Sandvoss barb@barbgoodmanlaw.com ssandvoss@elections. il.gov

Meroni, Petitioner-Objector v. Howland, Respondent-Candidate.

11 SOEB GP 512

Please take notice that on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, I filed with the State Officers Electoral Board the attached Motion to Strike and Dismiss the Objector’s Petition, a copy of which is hereby served upon you. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned attorney hereby certifies that copies of the attached Motion to Strike and Dismiss the Objector’s Petition were served upon the parties referenced above b facsimile or email on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. _________________________ Michael J. Kasper 222 N. LaSalle, Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60601 312.704.3292 312.368.4944 (facsimile) Attorney No. 33837