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Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under [[Illinois]] State Law in order to be considered for the Office of Secretary of State:
 
Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under [[Illinois]] State Law in order to be considered for the Office of Secretary of State:
*To be eligible to hold the office of [[Governor of Illinois|Governor]], [[Illinois Lieutenant Governor|Lieutenant Governor]], [[Illinois Attorney General|Attorney General]], Secretary of State, Comptroller or Treasurer, a person must be:
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:*a United States citizen, at least twenty-five (25) years old
 
:*a United States citizen, at least twenty-five (25) years old
 
:*a resident of this [[Illinois|State]] for the three years preceding his election <small>'''([[Article V, Illinois Constitution|Illinois Constitution, Article V § 3]])'''</small>
 
:*a resident of this [[Illinois|State]] for the three years preceding his election <small>'''([[Article V, Illinois Constitution|Illinois Constitution, Article V § 3]])'''</small>

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The Secretary of State for Illinois is the keeper of the official records, laws, and Great Seal of the U.S. state of Illinois. These duties have remained unchanged since Illinois became a state in 1818.

In addition, the Secretary of State shall perform other duties that may be prescribed by law. By statute, the Illinois secretary of state is tasked with the duty of issuing licenses to Illinois-registered motor vehicles and their drivers. Enforcement of these duties has made the secretary of state's office a key bureau in the enforcement of driving-under-the-influence or DUI laws. In addition, the secretary of state is the Illinois state librarian and is the custodian of the Illinois state capitol.

The current officeholder is Jesse White.

Qualifications

Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under Illinois State Law in order to be considered for the Office of Secretary of State:

Term of office

See also: States with gubernatorial term limits, State legislatures with term limits

Secretary of State is an elected office within the executive branch of the state government. The election is held every four years in November, and the secretary assumes office the following January. There are no term limits. [1]

Electoral history

1998

1998 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary [2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Jesse White 55.8%
     Democratic Party McCarthy 44.2%
Total Votes 2,849
1998 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Jesse White 55.5%
     Republican Party Salvi 42.5%
     Reform Party Millatti 2.0%
Total Votes 3,379,971

2002

  • 2002 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary
2002 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Jesse White 67.9%
     Republican Party Cohn 29.9%
     Green Party Beauchamp 2.2%
Total Votes 3,520,683

2006

  • 2006 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary
2006 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [5]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Jesse White 62.8%
     Republican Party Rutherford 33.0%
     Green Party Peterson 4.2%
Total Votes 3,509,850

2010

See also: Illinois Secretary of State election, 2010

Democratic Primary

  • 2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary

Republican Primary

  • 2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary

General Election

2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [6]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Jesse White 69.9%
     Republican Party Robert Enriquez 27.0%
     Libertarian Party Josh Hanson 3.1%
Total Votes 3,707,224

Facilities

The secretary of state's office occupies three buildings of the Illinois Capitol Complex in Springfield, Illinois. Many of the Secretary of State's workers assigned to motor vehicle and licensing duties work in the Howlett Building, south of the Capitol. The Illinois State Library is located in the Brooks Library, east of the Capitol, and the State Archives are housed in the Norton Building, southwest of the Capitol.

In addition, the Secretary of State operates 136 Driver Services license-issuing facilities statewide.

Contact Info

Illinois

Capitol Address:
Secretary of State Jesse White
213 State Capitol
Springfield, IL 62756

Phone: (217) 782-2201
Toll Free Phone: (800) 252-8980
Fax: (217) 785-0358

See also

External links

Portions of this article were adapted from Wikipedia.

References