Diary

Considering a run for office in Illinois? Precinct Committeemen TOO!

One of the complaints my county chairman has is that people call him expressing interest in running for office after the deadlines. If you want to run for any office, you need to get on the ballot.

In order to get on the ballot in Illinois you need to follow some procedures and now is the time to start the process. There are several offices up for election this season including Precinct Committeemen. The list of offices that you can expect to be on the ballot next year follows. There may also be special elections to fill vacancies that are not included below. Your county clerk should have the full list for your area.

OFFICERS TO BE NOMINATED AT THE GENERAL PRIMARY AND ELECTED AT THE GENERAL ELECTION:

United States Senator
Governor
Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
Secretary of State
Comptroller
Treasurer
Representatives in Congress – all 19 districts
State Senators-For two-year term:
Districts – 1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31,34,37,40,43,46,49,52,55,58.
District 51 – unexpired 2-year term
Representatives in the General Assembly – all 118 districts
Judges: Supreme Court Judges, vacancies will be filled if required
Appellate Court Judges, vacancies will be filled if required
Circuit Court Judges, vacancies will be filled if required
Resident Circuit Court Judges, vacancies/additional judgeships will be filled if required
Subcircuits vacancies/additional judgeships will be filled if required
All judges seeking retention will appear on the ballot at the General Election
County Clerks
County Treasurers
County Sheriffs
County Assessors
Members of Board of Review (in counties with elected Boards, including Cook County)
Regional Superintendents of Schools
County Commissioners (not under township organization)
County Board Members (under township organization)
Sanitary District Commissioners and Trustees

OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED AT THE GENERAL PRIMARY:

State Central Committeemen (Democratic and Green Parties only-one Committeemen and
one Committeewoman per district)
(Note: Republican State Central Committeemen are elected at The County Convention)
Township Committeemen (Cook County)
Precinct Committeemen

If you have ANY interest in ANY of these offices, download the 2010 Candidates Guide from which the above list was extracted. The candidates guide has specific information about the requirements for running for office. There is a wealth of other information on the State board of Elections site. that you should also review. Other resources are your local Republican party office and your county clerk or municipal election authorities (city hall).