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