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The Illinois lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 will be held on November 2, 2010 following a primary election on February 2, 2010.[1]

The deadline for submission of nominating signatures to qualify for the primary ballot was November 2, 2009.

Democratic primary victor Scott Lee Cohen resigned his nomination less than a week after the primaries and the Illinois Democrats chose Sheila Simon to replace his name on the ballot. Simon will face Jason Plummer for the GOP in November.

Polls are open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, local time, on all election days. Registration deadlines are 28 days prior to election day for both primary and general elections.[2]

Illinois elects the lt. governor and governor on a single ticket in the general election, but runs separate primaries for the two offices, one of 6 states to do so.

On July 10, 2010, Illinois' Governor, Pat Quinn, signed legislation requiring candidates for governor and lt. governor to be jointly nominated at the primary election. The law takes effect January 1, 2011, making this year the last electoral cycle for Illinois' separate ticket balloting system for its highest offices.

Candidates

Democrat

    • Sheila Simon, daughter of the late Senator Paul Simon, is the official Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor. However, she was never a primary candidate, instead having been designated as the replacement candidate when the winner of the primary election stepped aside over ethical issues.
  • Mike Boland
  • Thomas Michael Castillo
  • Scott Lee Cohen won the primary only to wtihdraw days later when issues from his past came to light. The State Committee, already set to meet on March 17th, moved its meeting to March 15, 2010 and choose Sheila Simon as a replacement candidate, effective as of March 27, 2010.
  • Rickey R. Hendon
  • Terry Link
  • Arthur L. Turner

Republican

Constitution

  • Jeff Trexler

Green

  • Don W. Crawford

Libertarian

  • Edward "Ed" Rutledge

Independent

  • Edmund J. "Ed" Scanlan

February 2, 2010 primary

2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Democrat Primary[3]
Candidates Percentage
Michael Boland (D) 12.88%
Thomas Michael Castillo (D) 12.82%
Green check mark.jpg Scott Lee Cohen (D) 25.97%
Ricky R. Hendon (D) 13.83%
Terry Link (D) 12.21%
Arthur L. Turner (D) 22.29%
Total votes 821,958
2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Republican Primary[4]
Candidates Percentage
Brad Cole (R) 8.75%
Dennis W. Cook (R) 7.90%
Matt Murphy (R) 33.33%
Green check mark.jpg Jason Plummer (R) 33.98%
Don Tracy 11.43%
Randy A. White, Sr. (R) 4.61%
Total votes 700,856

See also

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