Illinois Secretary of State election, 2014

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Illinois Secretary of State Election

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date:
March 18, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Jesse White Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jesse White Democratic Party
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The Illinois Secretary of State election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jesse White (D) was first elected in 1998 and was running for re-election in 2014. White faced Republican candidate Mike Webster and Libertarian Party candidate Chris Michel in the general election. White won election to another four-year term.

Webster and Michel faced an uphill battle against White due to his large margins of victory in past elections. The past elections section shows that White defeated opponents by double-digit percentages in each election since 1998.

Illinois is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they do have to choose, publicly, which party's ballot they will vote on at the primary election.[1]

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Jesse White - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Webster - Cass School District Board of Education President[2]
Libertarian Party Chris Michel[3]

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Green Party Sheldon Shafer[4]
Constitution Party Ted Stufflebeam

Results

General election

Secretary of State of Illinois, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse White Incumbent 65.4% 2,275,650
     Republican Mike Webster 31.7% 1,103,909
     Libertarian Chris Michel 2.9% 102,531
Total Votes 3,482,090
Election Results via The New York Times. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 99% precincts reporting.

Polls

Illinois Secretary of State - General election
Poll Jesse White * (D) Mike Webster (R)Chris Michel (L)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Reboot Illinois
(October 8, 2014)
64.06%26.13%4.95%4.86%+/-31,070
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes incumbent status.

Past elections

2010

Illinois Secretary of State, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse White Incumbent 69.9% 2,590,222
     Republican Robert Enriquez 27% 1,001,544
     Libertarian Josh Hanson 3.1% 115,458
Total Votes 3,707,224
Election Results Via: Illinois State Board of Elections

2006

Illinois Secretary of State, General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse White Incumbent 62.8% 2,204,762
     Republican Dan Rutherford 33% 1,159,363
     Green Karen "Young" Peterson 4.2% 145,724
     Write-In Alaka Waikar 0% 1
Total Votes 3,509,850
Election Results Via: Illinois State Board of Elections

2002

Illinois Secretary of State, General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse White Incumbent 67.9% 2,390,181
     Republican Kris O'Rourke Cohn 29.9% 1,051,672
     Libertarian Matt Beauchamp 2.2% 78,830
Total Votes 3,520,683
Election Results Via: Illinois State Board of Elections

1998

Illinois Secretary of State, General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse White 55.5% 1,874,626
     Republican Al Salvi 42.5% 1,437,420
     Reform Sandra Millatti 2% 67,696
     Write-In Therese M. Battaglia 0% 229
Total Votes 3,379,971
Election Results Via: Illinois State Board of Elections

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
December 2, 2013 Last day of petition filing for established political parties
January 16, 2014 Last day to file a Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate
March 18, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 25, 2014 Last day for canvassing election results by proper canvassing board
January 12, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

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