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Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Illinois
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This page contains information on specific filing dates for each election year, how to become a candidate, how to create a political party, campaign finance requirements, state agency contacts involved in the election process, and term limits in Illinois. Information on running for election as a presidential candidate or for county and municipal offices is not included.
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- See also: Illinois elections, 2014
Illinois will have a primary election on March 18, 2014 and a general election on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect candidates to serve in the following state and federal offices:
- Governor of Illinois
- Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
- Attorney General of Illinois
- Illinois Secretary of State
- Illinois Treasurer
- Illinois Comptroller
- 1 seat in the United States Senate
- 18 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
- 19 seats in the Illinois State Senate
- 118 seats in the Illinois House of Representatives
The filing deadline for established party candidates to run for office in Illinois was December 2, 2013. The filing deadline for new political party candidates and independent candidates is June 23, 2013. The deadline to file paperwork to create a new political party is also June 23, 2013.
|December 2, 2013||Established party candidate filing deadline|
|March 18, 2014||Primary election date|
|June 23, 2013||Filing deadline for new political party candidates, independent candidates and to create a new political party|
|November 4, 2013||General election|
|Party||Website link||By-laws/Platform link|
|Democratic||http://www.ildems.com/||National party platform|
- See also: State election agencies
Candidates running for office in Illinois will interact with the Illinois State Board of Elections. This agency is the authority on all laws, information and procedures dealing with elections.
Illinois State Board of Elections
2329 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, IL 62704
100 W. Randolph,Suite 14-100, Chicago, IL 60601
Illinois does not place term limits on state executive offices.
- See also: State legislatures with term limits
Illinois does not place term limits on state legislators.
Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from Illinois:
|Congressional Partisan Breakdown from Illinois|
|Party||U.S. Senate||U.S. House||Total|
|TOTALS as of March 2015||2||18||20|
State legislative partisanship
Here is the current partisan breakdown of members of the state legislature of Illinois:
|Party||As of March 2015|
|Party||As of March 2015|
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- List of United States Representatives from Illinois
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- FEC 2014 Primary Election Dates and Candidate Filing Deadlines
- State of Illinois Candidate's Guide 2014
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