(CHICAGO) -- Lawmakers are being called back to a session next month to consider legislation that would allow for a special election in 2016 to elect a new Illinois Comptroller.
The session to consider the legislation is scheduled for Jan. 8 in Springfield, according to a statement released by Gov. Pat Quinn's office Thursday.
The statement said that the special election would allow voters to elect a new comptroller in the next statewide eelction on Nov. 8, 2016.
The primary election is scheduled for March 15, 2016.
This comes following the passing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka last week.
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