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{[tnr}}The '''Illinois Board of Elections''' is a agency responsible for enforcing all campaign finance and elections laws in the State of Illinois.
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{{tnr}}The '''Illinois Board of Elections''' is a agency responsible for enforcing all campaign finance and elections laws in the State of Illinois.
  
 
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The State Board of Elections in Illinois is governed by a eight person board consisting of four Republicans and four Democrats.  There is a requirement of two members from each party reside in Cook County and the other two member reside in Downstate Illinois which is outside of Cook County<ref>[http://www.elections.state.il.us/AboutTheBoard/QANDA.aspx ''Illinois Board of Elections'' "Frequently Asked Questions"]</ref>.
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The State Board of Elections in Illinois is governed by a eight person board consisting of four Republicans and four Democrats.  There is a requirement of two members from each party reside in Cook County and the other two member reside in Downstate Illinois which is outside of Cook County<ref name="FAQ">[http://www.elections.state.il.us/AboutTheBoard/QANDA.aspx ''Illinois Board of Elections'' "Frequently Asked Questions"]</ref>.
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The [[Illinois Governor]] first selects the four members from his own party to serve on the Board.  Then, the Governor appoints four members from a list provided from the highest ranking member in the opposition party.  Board members serve staggered four year terms.  Also, the Board elects a Chairman and Vice Chairman opposite of political parties<ref name="FAQ" />.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:22, 9 March 2010

The Illinois Board of Elections is a agency responsible for enforcing all campaign finance and elections laws in the State of Illinois.

History

The Illinois Board of Elections was formed in 1973 on an act of the Illinois General Assembly. The board came as response from the 1970 Illinois Constitution calling for a central elections authority[1].

Governance

The State Board of Elections in Illinois is governed by a eight person board consisting of four Republicans and four Democrats. There is a requirement of two members from each party reside in Cook County and the other two member reside in Downstate Illinois which is outside of Cook County[1].

Selection of members

The Illinois Governor first selects the four members from his own party to serve on the Board. Then, the Governor appoints four members from a list provided from the highest ranking member in the opposition party. Board members serve staggered four year terms. Also, the Board elects a Chairman and Vice Chairman opposite of political parties[1].

External links

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