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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:

2014 elections and events in Illinois
Filing deadline for primary election candidates December 2, 2013 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election February 18, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date March 18, 2014
Local ballot measure elections March 18, 2014
School board elections March 18, 2014
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures May 5, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 7, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Illinois in 2014:

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

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) ran for re-election in a district that became increasingly Republican in previous elections. He was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was 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 was considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.


State Executive Officials


See also: Illinois state executive official elections, 2014

The Illinois gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Governor Pat Quinn (D) ran for re-election. Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, however, opted to run unsuccessfully for state comptroller in 2014 rather than seek re-election with Quinn. Quinn was 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 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 front-runner 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.

The Illinois gubernatorial race was heated contest between Quinn and Rauner, with polls showing razor-thin margins between the two candidates. The rivaling major-party tickets also faced the Libertarian ticket of Chad Grimm and Alex Cummings on the November ballot. It was believed that Grimm's share of the vote could impact the outcome of the general election based on polling details available.

In the end, Quinn was unable to defend his post against Rauner, who won the election by a margin of 5 percentage points. Simon did not fare any better than her former running mate; she lost her bid for state comptroller to Republican incumbent Judy Baar Topinka in the general election, which took place on November 4, 2014.


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 took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was 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 controlled 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 took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was 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 controlled 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.

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

Primary: 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]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by February 18, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 7, 2014.[3]

See also: Illinois elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Richard Durbin (D). Durbin was first elected in 1996.

Candidates


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was December 2, 2013.

General election candidates

Note: All of the petitions submitted by third party candidates for the general election have challenges pending.[4][5]

March 18, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party Candidates

Constitution Party Constitution Party Candidates

Green Party Green Party Candidates

Independent Independent Party Candidates

Removed from ballot

Failed to file

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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.[17] 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.[18]

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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.

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

Primary: 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]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by February 18, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 7, 2014.[3]

See also: Illinois elections, 2014


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 November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 12 11
     Republican Party 6 7
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


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was December 2, 2013.

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

Not on ballot

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 was held on 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

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was December 2, 2013.

Governor & Lieutenant Governor


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

General election

Democratic Party Pat Quinn (Incumbent)/Paul Vallas[72]
Republican Party Bruce Rauner/Evelyn Sanguinetti[73] Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Chad Grimm/Alex Cummings[74][75]

Lost in the primary

Democratic Party Tio Hardiman/Brunell Donald[76][76][77]
Republican Party Bill Brady/Maria Rodriguez[78][79]
Republican Party Kirk Dillard/Jil Tracy - State Senator[80][81]
Republican Party Dan Rutherford/Steve Kim - State Treasurer[82][83]

Failed to qualify

Green Party Scott Summers/Bob Pritchett, Jr.[84]
Constitution Party Michael Oberline/Don Stone[85]
Independent Michael Hawkins/Kimberly Kusch[86]


Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Quinn & Paul Vallas Incumbent 71.9% 316,746
Tio Hardiman & Brunell Donald 28.1% 123,918
Total Votes 440,664
Election Results Via:The Associated Press. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Bill Brady & Maria Rodriguez 15.1% 123,109
Kirk Dillard & Jil Tracy 37.3% 304,094
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Rauner & Evelyn Sanguinetti 40.1% 327,289
Dan Rutherford & Steve Kim 7.5% 61,609
Total Votes 816,101
Election Results Via:The Associated Press. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Attorney General


General election

Democratic Party Lisa Madigan - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png[87]
Republican Party Paul Schimpf - Attorney, Retired U.S. Marine Corps Officer[88]
Libertarian Party Ben Koyl[89]

Failed to qualify

Green Party David Black - Lawyer[90]
Constitution Party Joe Bell - Attorney, 2010 nominee[85]

Secretary of State


General election

Democratic Party Jesse White - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Webster - Cass School District Board of Education President[91]
Libertarian Party Chris Michel[92]

Failed to qualify

Green Party Sheldon Shafer[93]
Constitution Party Ted Stufflebeam

Down ballot offices


Treasurer

Illinois Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cross 57.3% 395,821
Bob Grogan 42.7% 294,504
Total Votes 690,325
Election Results Via:The Associated Press. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

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 took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was 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 November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 40 39
     Republican Party 19 20
Total 59 59

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was December 2, 2013.

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 took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was 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 November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 70 71
     Republican Party 47 47
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 118 118

List of candidates by district


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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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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 more 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

In 2014, 665 of America's largest school districts held elections for 2,169 seats. These elections took place in 37 states.


State elections


A total of one Illinois school district among America's largest school districts by enrollment held an election in 2014 for one seat. Peoria Public Schools District 150 held its election on March 18, 2014.

The district listed below served 14,183 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[99] Click on the district name for more information on the district and its school board election.

2014 Illinois School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Peoria Public Schools District 150 3/18/2014 1 7 14,183



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Voting in Illinois

See also: Voting in Illinois

Important voting information

  • 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]
  • Illinois passed legislation in 2013 authorizing online voter registration, but a system has not yet been implemented.[100][101]

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.[102] 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 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 percent.[103]

See also

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