§11-1.5  Office of elections established.  (a)  There is established an office of elections to provide support to the chief election officer.  The office shall be placed within the department of accounting and general services for administrative purposes.  The chief election officer shall be the administrator of the office of elections.  Except for exercising the right to vote, the full-time employees of the office of elections shall not support, advocate, or aid in the election or defeat of any candidate for public office.

     (b)  The office of elections shall provide staff support to the elections commission, as requested by the elections commission.