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The '''state of [[Illinois]] will hold elections''' in 2014. Below are the dates of note:
 
The '''state of [[Illinois]] will hold elections''' in 2014. Below are the dates of note:
* [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: '''December 2, 2014'''
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* [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: '''December 2, 2013'''
 
* Voter registration deadline for Primary election: '''February 18, 2014'''
 
* Voter registration deadline for Primary election: '''February 18, 2014'''
 
* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary election date]]: '''March 18, 2014'''
 
* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary election date]]: '''March 18, 2014'''

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Illinois
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Illinois
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Illinois

The state of Illinois will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Approveda
U.S. House Approveda
State Executives Approveda
State Senate Approveda
State House Approveda
Statewide ballot measures (5 measures) Defeatedd
Local ballot measures Approveda
School boards Approveda

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Illinois

U.S. Congress


See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014
  • 12th Congressional District
See also: Illinois' 12th Congressional District elections, 2014
Rep. William Enyart (D) is running for re-election in a district that has become increasingly Republican in previous elections. He is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
  • 13th Congressional District
See also: Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2014
Freshman Rep. Rodney Davis won one of the most competitive election bids in 2012, winning by only 0.3 percentage points. He is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.


State Executive Officials


See also: Illinois state executive official elections, 2014

The Illinois gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Governor Pat Quinn (D) is running for re-election. Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, however, opted to run for state comptroller in 2014 rather than seek re-election with Quinn. Quinn is widely recognized as one of the most, if not the most, vulnerable governors facing re-election in the 2014 electoral cycle.[1]

Quinn chose ex-Chicago public schools chief Paul Vallas to replace Simon as his running mate for lieutenant governor. The pair faced one set of token primary challengers and easily scored the Democratic nomination in the March 18 election. Although heavily contested, the Republican primary race also concluded without upset, as decisive frontrunner and wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner defeated three tickets -- led by state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady and state treasurer Dan Rutherford -- to win the party's nod. Rauner's primary election victory alongside running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti cost almost $14 million, including $6 million from his own pocket, the most any gubernatorial candidate has contributed to his own primary campaign in Illinois history.

In addition to Rauner, Quinn will defend his seat against third party candidates Michael Oberline (Constitution Party), Chad Grimm (Libertarian) and Scott Summers (Green Party) in the November 4 general election.


Illinois State Legislature


See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014 and Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. Senate elections in Illinois
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
1.3 Issues
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U.S. Senate elections in Illinois

See also: United States Senate elections in Illinois, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Illinois will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014. 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.[2] The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Richard Durbin (D). Durbin was first elected in 1996.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 2, 2013
March 18, 2014
November 4, 2014

Candidates


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Race background


Early assessments of Durbin's run for re-election predict that it is unlikely that he will face significant opposition.[9] However, Durbin, a three-term senator, had approximately $2.6 million cash-on-hand in February 2013.[9]

Because Durbin is a member of the Democratic Senate leadership, many expect that a good portion of that money will likely go to help other Senate candidates[9] Since 2008, Durbin has given $2,385,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the Senate.[9]

Issues


Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[10] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Dick Durbin voted with the Democratic Party for the bill.[11]

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Illinois
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Illinois

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Illinois will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 18 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 18 congressional districts. 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.[2]

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds 12 of the 18 congressional seats from Illinois.

Members of the U.S. House from Illinois -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 12 Pending
     Republican Party 6 Pending
Total 18 18

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 18 congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Bobby Rush Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Robin Kelly Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Daniel Lipinski Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Luis Gutierrez Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Mike Quigley Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Peter Roskam Ends.png Republican 6
Danny K. Davis Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Tammy Duckworth Electiondot.png Democratic 8
Jan Schakowsky Electiondot.png Democratic 9
Brad Schneider Electiondot.png Democratic 10
Bill Foster Electiondot.png Democratic 11
William Enyart Electiondot.png Democratic 12
Rodney Davis Ends.png Republican 13
Randy Hultgren Ends.png Republican 14
John Shimkus Ends.png Republican 15
Adam Kinzinger Ends.png Republican 16
Cheri Bustos Electiondot.png Democratic 17
Aaron Schock Ends.png Republican 18

List of candidates by district


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Removed from ballot

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

  • No candidate filed to run

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Green Party Green Party Primary

Withdrew from race

6th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew prior to primary

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

10th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race

11th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race

12th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Green Party Green Party Primary

13th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Withdrew prior to primary

Declined to run

14th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

15th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

16th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

17th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race

18th Congressional District

General election candidates


March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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State executive official elections in Illinois

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See also: Illinois state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Illinois
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Six state executive positions will be up for election in 2014 in the state of Illinois. The primary election is scheduled for March 18, 2014 and the general election will be held November 4, 2014.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Illinois:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor & Lieutenant Governor


Running mates listed together in order of "Governor/Lieutenant Governor"

General election

Lost in the primary

Failed to qualify

Attorney General


General election

Failed to qualify

Secretary of State


General election

Failed to qualify

Down ballot offices


Treasurer

Comptroller

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State Senate election in Illinois

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See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013.

Incumbents retiring

One incumbent, Kirk Dillard (R), did not run for re-election in District 24.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Illinois State Senate:

Illinois State Senate
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 40 Pending
     Republican Party 18 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 59 59

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 3District 6District 9District 12District 15District 18District 21District 24District 27District 30District 33District 36District 39District 42District 45District 48District 51District 54District 57

State House elections in Illinois

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See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013.

Incumbents retiring


A total of 11 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Renee Kosel Ends.png Republican House District 37
Darlene Senger Ends.png Republican House District 41
Dennis Reboletti Ends.png Republican House District 45
Kay Hatcher Ends.png Republican House District 50
JoAnn D. Osmond Ends.png Republican House District 61
Tim Schmitz Ends.png Republican House District 65
Jil Tracy Ends.png Republican House District 94
Tom Cross Ends.png Republican House District 97
Naomi D. Jakobsson Electiondot.png Democratic House District 103
Brad Halbrook Ends.png Republican House District 110
Mike Bost Ends.png Republican House District 115

Majority control


See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Illinois House of Representatives:

Illinois House of Representatives
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 69 Pending
     Republican Party 47 Pending
     Vacancy 2 Pending
Total 118 118

List of candidates by district


Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100District 101District 102District 103District 104District 105District 106District 107District 108District 109District 110District 111District 112District 113District 114District 115District 116District 117District 118

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Illinois

See also: Illinois 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Zero ballot measures have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Illinois.

Supporters are currently circulating petitions for the Illinois Independent Redistricting Amendment, an initiated constitutional amendment. If they are successful at placing the measure on the ballot, it will be the first binding initiative Illinois voters have cast ballot for since 1980.

Potential measures


Type Title Subject Description

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Contents
1 Local ballot measure elections in Illinois
1.1 Elections by date
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Local ballot measure elections in Illinois

See also: Local ballot measures, Illinois and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date


Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for all 2014 Illinois local measures.

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School board elections in Illinois

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Illinois school board elections, 2014

A total of one Illinois school district among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. This district features one seat up for election. Peoria School District 150 has scheduled elections for March 18, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the district listed below serves 14,183 K-12 students.[92]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Illinois school board elections in chronological order:

March 18, 2014

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Voting in Illinois

See also: Voting in Illinois
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Important voting information

  • Illinois has a mixed primary system. The primary is closed, but voters can change parties each year. Voters may change party affiliation at polls or caucus.
  • Illinois passed legislation in 2013 authorizing online voter registration, but a system has not yet been implemented.[93][94]

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Illinois, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Illinois is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 15 days before an election and ends on the third day prior to the election.[95] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Illinois ranked 36th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Illinois received an overall score of 60%.[96]

See also

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