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10/23/2014 - Removal of Contribution Limits

Up-to-date information regarding election races where contribution limits have been removed is available on the Board’s website, either by choosing “Contribution Limits Off Search” in search options, or by clicking on the link below.

Contribution limits can be lifted in an election race if any candidate becomes a self-funding candidate, or if a sufficient level of independent expenditures is made to support or oppose a particular candidate. The removal of contribution limits becomes effective as soon as it is posted to the Board’s website, affects all candidates in a particular race, and remains in effect through the completion of the election cycle.

For more information about contribution limits, please refer to the brochure “Contribution Limits”, also available on the Board’s website, or contact staff of the Campaign Disclosure division for assistance.

10/2/2014 - Campaign Disclosure – Quarterly Report Filing Deadline – Wednesday, October 15th

The filing period for the September 2014 Quarterly Report ends Wednesday, October 15th. The September 2014 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from July 1st up through and including September 30th. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, Reports must be postmarked by Sunday, October 12th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline.

All political committees currently using IDIS2 must transfer their data to IDIS3 in order to electronically file this Report. Reports can no longer be filed using IDIS2. To access IDIS3, and for instructions regarding the transfer of data, go to ‘Spotlight’ on the lower left hand corner of the Board’s home page and look for ‘IDIS v3.0’.

If you are using filing software provided by an outside vendor, please contact your vendor with any questions or concerns regarding your filing.

9/18/2014 - Form D-4 - Complaint for Violation of the Campaign Disclosure Act

Any campaign disclosure complaint dealing with a candidate or question of public policy appearing on the November 4th General Election Ballot and received by the Board by Friday, October 10th, will be brought to the Board for consideration at the October 21st Board meeting. Any campaign disclosure complaint received by the Board between Monday, October 14th and Thursday, October 23rd will be brought to the Board for consideration at a special Board meeting to be held prior to the election (date to be determined). Any campaign disclosure complaint received by the Board after Thursday, October 23rd will be brought to the Board for consideration at the Monday, November 17th Board meeting.

In addition, any such complaint filed prior to October 24th must be personally served (not just mailed) upon all respondents prior to the time the complaint is filed with the Board, and the proof of service on the back of the Form D-4 must indicate that it has been so served. Complaints not having been personally served or lacking the requisite proof of service will be deemed to have been filed after October 23rd and will not be heard by the Board until the November 17th meeting at the earliest.

9/10/2014 - 2014 General Election Educational Resources are Now Available

The Let’s Vote K-3 mock election program and coloring book and the 2014 Mock Election 4-12 are now available on the State Board of Election's Website located under the "Information for Educators" section.

8/13/2014 - New 2015 Calendar, Guide, Handbook are Now Available

The 2015 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar contains the specific date entries required in the nomination and/or election of officials of municipalities, libraries, parks, school districts and other special purpose districts.

The Candidates Guide for 2015 has been prepared to provide information for candidates seeking office at the local level in 2015. It includes a listing of offices nominated or elected at the Consolidated Primary Election on February 24 and at the Consolidated Election on April 5.

The Local Election Officials Handbook for the Consolidated Elections for 2015 has been prepared to be used as a guide for the administration of the Consolidated Primary and Consolidated Elections in the year 2015.

7/23/2014 - 2014 Early, Grace, and Absentee Voting Details

An explanation of some of the changes affecting Early, Grace, and Absentee Voting resulting from Public Act 98-691 are provided in the news link below.
7/21/2014 - Filing With IDIS Version 2.0 Will No Longer Be Possible As Of August 3, 2014

All political committees currently using IDIS2 must transfer their data to IDIS3 by August 3, 2014. No reports can be filed using IDIS2 after this date.

In August 2013 we released IDIS3, a new web-based version of the software used to electronically file your disclosure reports. Some of the advantages are listed below:

• It is a web-based system whereby you can access data, enter receipts and expenditures, and file reports from any computer that has internet access.
• More than one person can be entering data simultaneously.
• You will no longer need to worry about losing your data.
• Your data will reside on the Board’s servers.
• You will never need to back up your data – the Board does that for you.
• There will be no more problems with downloading and installing the IDIS program as it will no longer physically reside on your computer.
• Your data is secure; you can access your data only if you have your user name and password.
• You no longer have to worry about accepting updates and waiting for them to load on your computer.

If you have not already done so, please take some time to transfer your data now as you will no longer be able to use the previous version of the software (IDIS2) after August 3, 2014. If you would like assistance with this transfer, please contact a member of the Campaign Disclosure staff at 217-782-4141 (Springfield) or 312-814-6440 (Chicago). We will be more than happy to assist you with the migration to the new software and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

To access IDIS3, and for instructions regarding the transfer of data, go to ‘Spotlight’ on the lower left hand corner of the Board’s home page and look for ‘IDIS v3.0’.

If you are filing on paper, using filing software provided by an outside vendor, or if you have already transferred your data, please disregard this notice.

7/2/2014 - Campaign Disclosure – Quarterly Report Filing Deadline – Tuesday, July 15th

The filing period for the June 2014 Quarterly Report ends Tuesday, July 15th. The June 2014 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from April 1st up through and including June 30th. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, Reports must be postmarked by Saturday, July 12th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline.

6/27/2014 - Online Voting Registration Available in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – June 27, 2014. The State Board of Elections is pleased to announce that online voter registration is available in the State of Illinois.
4/18/2014 - 2014 General Primary Vote Totals Available

2014 General Primary Vote Totals is available from the Illinois State Board of Elections Website
4/3/2014 - Campaign Disclosure – Quarterly Report Filing Deadline – Tuesday, April 15th

The filing period for the March 2014 Quarterly Report ends Tuesday, April 15th. The March 2014 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from January 1st up through and including March 31st. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, Reports must be postmarked by Saturday, April 12th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline.

2/24/2014 - Form D-4 – Complaint for Violation of the Campaign Disclosure Act

Any campaign disclosure complaint dealing with a candidate or question of public policy appearing on the March 18th General Primary Ballot and received by the Board prior to Friday, March 7th, will be brought to the Board for consideration at the March 17th Board meeting. Any campaign disclosure complaint received by the Board after Thursday, March 6th will be brought to the Board for consideration at the Friday, April 18th Board meeting.

In addition, any such complaint filed prior to March 7th must be personally served (not just mailed) upon all respondents prior to the time the complaint is filed with the Board, and the proof of service on the back of the Form D-4 must indicate that it has been so served. Complaints not having been personally served or lacking the requisite proof of service will be deemed to have been filed after March 6th and will not be heard by the Board until the April 18th meeting at the earliest.

1/10/2014 - Campaign Disclosure - Quarterly Report Filing Deadline – Wednesday, January 15th

The filing period for the December 2013 Quarterly Report ends Wednesday, January 15th. The December 2013 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from October 1 up through and including December 31st. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, reports must be postmarked by Sunday, January 12th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline.

12/2/2013 - 2014 Judicial Vacancies

Judicial Vacancies certified by the Supreme Court for 2014 as of December 2, 2013.
11/20/2013 - November 2013 SBE Newsletter

The November 2013 Newsletter is now available for download.
11/15/2013 - Notification of Self-Funding Filed

On 11/13/13, the State Board of Elections received a Notification of Self-Funding filed by Citizens for Rauner, Inc., on behalf of Bruce Rauner, a candidate for the office of Illinois Governor. As a result of this filing, under 10 ILCS 5/9-8.5(h), all candidates for the office of Illinois Governor are allowed to accept contributions in excess of the contribution limits imposed by 10 ILCS 5/9-8.5(b).
10/15/2013 - Campaign Disclosure - Quarterly Report Filing Deadline – Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The filing period for the September 2013 Quarterly Report ends Tuesday, October 15th. The September 2013 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from July 1 up through and including September 30th. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, reports must be postmarked by Saturday, October 12th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline

9/6/2013 - 2014 Optical Scan Manual of Instructions is Available for Download

The instructions in this manual describe the statutory responsibilities and duties of election judges on Election Day. Step-by-step instructions describe the procedures to be followed before the polls open, during voting hours and after the polls close.
8/28/2013 - IDIS v3.0

The State Board of Elections is pleased to announce the release of the new web-based IDIS 3.0 electronic filing program.
8/5/2013 - Candidate Packets

All prospective candidates that file nomination papers with the State Board of Elections can download a candidate packet that includes filing information and required forms.

1. Click the link below
2. Select "Running for Office"
3. Select "Candidate Packets"
4. Select the 2014 Candidate's Guide and associated candidate packet you are interested in.

7/29/2013 - 2014 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar

The 2014 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar is now available for download.

7/29/2013 - Public Act 98-0115, effective July 29, 2013

Public Act 98-0115, effective July 29, 2013, contains a number of changes to Illinois campaign disclosure law that may affect political candidates and committees in the state.
7/29/2013 - 2014 Candidate's Guide

The 2014 Candidate's Guide is now available for download. This Candidate’s Guide has been prepared to provide information for candidates seeking office in 2014. It includes a listing of the offices to be nominated or elected, filing dates, general requirements for filing, and specific requirements for individual offices.
7/3/2013 - Campaign Disclosure - Quarterly Report Filing Deadline – Monday, July 15, 2013

The filing period for the June 2013 Quarterly Report ends Monday, July 15th. The June 2013 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from April 1st up through and including June 30th. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Monday, July 15th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, reports must be postmarked by Friday, July 12th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline.

7/3/2013 - Contribution Limits Per Election Cycle (Effective 7/1/13)

Effective July 1, 2013, the section of the Act limiting what political party committees and candidate committees may contribute to participating political party committees during a primary election cycle no longer applies.

Please click on the link below to see our two page information sheet reflecting this change.

6/12/2013 - Money and Elections 2012

The Campaign Disclosure publication Money and Elections 2012 is available for download.
6/5/2013 - June 2013 Newsletter now available for download

The June 2013 Newsletter now available for download.
4/8/2013 - Campaign Disclosure - Quarterly Report Filing Deadline – Monday, April 15, 2013

The filing period for the March 2013 Quarterly Report ends Monday, April 15th. The March 2013 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from January 1st up through and including March 31st. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Monday, April 15th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, reports must be postmarked by Friday, April 12th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline.

3/25/2013 - Independent Expenditures Report

The Campaign Finance Task Force compiled the attached report pursuant to 10 ILCS 5/9-8.5(h-5). The report examines the provisions of this subsection including, but not limited to, case law concerning independent expenditures, the manner in which independent expenditures are handled in other states and at the federal level, independent expenditures made in Illinois during the 2012 general primary and general election, the 2012 general election, and independent expenditures made at the federal level during the 2012 general election.
3/11/2013 - New District/Official Search for Mobile Devices

A new District/Official Search for mobile devices is now available for use. This application is in addition to the recently released desktop version.
3/7/2013 - Form D-4 – Complaint for Violation of the Campaign Disclosure Act

Any campaign disclosure complaint dealing with a candidate or question of public policy appearing on the April 9th Consolidated Election ballot will be heard as follows: If such complaint is received by the Board on or before February 27th, it will be brought to the Board for consideration at a special Board meeting to be held on March 7th. Any such complaint received by the Board after February 27th, but on or before March 8th, if personally served by the Complainant upon the Respondent, will be brought to the Board for consideration at the regular Board meeting to be held March 18th. Any such complaint received by the Board after March 8th, but on or before April 1st, if personally served by the Complainant upon the Respondent, will be brought to the Board for consideration at a special Board meeting to be held prior to the April 9th Consolidated Election, (date and time TBD). Any such complaint received by the Board on or after April 1st, and up to the date of the Consolidated Election, or complaints NOT personally served on the Respondent, will be brought to the Board for consideration at either the April 16th or the May 20th Board meeting.
1/16/2013 - Special Election Calendar Second Congressional District

Special Primary Election - February 26, 2013 Calendar
1/8/2013 - Campaign Disclosure - Quarterly Report Filing Deadline – Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The filing period for the December 2012 Quarterly Report ends Tuesday, January 15th. The December 2012 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from October 1st through December 31st. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, reports must be postmarked by Saturday, January 12th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline.

12/28/2012 - Adjustments to Contribution Limits - Effective Jan. 1, 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, the contribution limits which govern what amounts a political committee may contribute and receive will be adjusted upwards pursuant to 10 ILCS 5/9-8.5(g). This section reads as follows:

“…On January 1 of each odd-numbered year, the State Board of Elections shall adjust the amounts of the contribution limitations established in this section for inflation as determined by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, as issued by the United States Department of Labor and rounded to the nearest $100. The State Board shall publish this information on its official website.”

Please click on the link below to see our two page information sheet detailing the new limits effective January 1, 2013.

12/17/2012 - 2nd Congressional Special Election

Information concerning the special election: signature requirements and filing dates, forms, etc...
12/13/2012 - Special Election Calendar

Pursuant to Public Act 97-1134, the State Board of Elections has established the calendar for the Special Congressional Primary Election and Special Congressional Election to be held in the 2nd Congressional District on February 26 and April 9, 2013, respectively. The calendar was officially approved by the Board at its December 18, 2012 meeting.
12/12/2012 - Campaign Disclosure Tutorials now available

Three tutorials dealing with campaign disclosure filing requirements and instructions are now available on the State Board of Elections website. The tutorials cover a number of issues, including creating a political committee and filing a Statement of Organization, as well as preparing and filing Quarterly Reports and the special Schedule A-1 and Schedule B-1 filings. These tutorials are highly recommended for newcomers to campaign disclosure, but they may also provide valuable information for existing committees and candidates. The tutorials can be found on the Committees page of the website, or under the “Learning About” section of the campaign disclosure heading on the website menu. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the tutorials.
12/3/2012 - 2012 GE Vote Totals are Now Available for Download

The State Board of Elections has certified the 2012 General Election Vote Totals.
12/3/2012 - Filing Period Extended for April, 2013 Consolidated Election (Public Act 97-1134)

On December 2, 2012 Governon Quinn signed Senate Bill 3338 (P.A. 97-1134) which extends the last day to file for the Consolidated Election. The last day to file petitions and caucus certificates of nomination has been extended to December 26, 2012.
11/21/2012 - Public Notice of Special Board Meeting on December 2, 2012

The Illinois State Board of Elections will conduct a Special Board Meeting on Sunday, December 2, 2012 to proclaim the results from the November 6, 2012 General Election. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Board’s principal office located at 2329 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, IL and via video conference at McCorkle Court Reporters, Inc., 200 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL. Attendance at the Chicago location requires production of a government issued identification and sign in at the lobby entrance.
11/16/2012 - Optical Scan Manual of Instructions for Illinois Election Judges 2013

The instructions in this manual describe the statutory responsibilities and duties of election judges on Election Day. Step-by-step instructions describe the procedures to be followed before the polls open, during voting hours and after the polls close. The manual also includes information on voter coding, who can vote, pollwatchers rights and limitations, challenging a person’s right to vote, voter assistance and instruction, and remaking damaged and overvoted ballot cards.
11/5/2012 - Election Authority Phone Numbers and Websites for Unofficial Results

Unofficial local results are not reported to the State Board of Elections or posted to the Agency’s website. Unofficial election day results may be obtained by accessing the local jurisdiction’s website as provided. Some jurisdictions do not have web sites; phone numbers are provided for all jurisdictions.
11/1/2012 - Electors for President/Vice-President

Pursuant to 10 ILCS 5/21-1 of the Illinois Election Code, the following persons have been chosen by their respective parties to be electors of the President and Vice-President of the United States.

For more information, please contact the individual statewide organizations.

10/4/2012 - Form D-4 – Complaint for Violation of the Campaign Disclosure Act

Any campaign disclosure complaint dealing with a candidate or question of public policy appearing on the November 6th General Election ballot will be heard as follows: If such complaint is received by the Board on or before October 5th, it will be brought to the Board for consideration at the regular Board meeting to be held on October 16th. Any such complaint received by the Board after October 5th, but on or before October 29th, will be brought to the Board for consideration at a special Board meeting held prior to the November 6th General Election, (date and time TBD). Any such complaint received by the Board on or after October 30th, and up to the date of the General Election will be brought to the Board for consideration at the November 19th Board meeting.
10/3/2012 - Campaign Disclosure - Quarterly Report Filing Deadline - Monday, October 15, 2012

The filing period for the September 2012 Quarterly Report ends Monday, October 15th. The September 2012 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from July 1st through September 30th. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Monday, October 15th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, reports must be postmarked by Friday, October 12th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline.

9/20/2012 - Illinois Voters Guide

The State Board of Elections announced that the Illinois Voters Guide is now available on the Board’s website at www.vote.illinois.gov. The following offices are eligible to participate in the program: United States President, United States Representative, Illinois Supreme Court Judge and Illinois Appellate Court Judge.

New for the 2012 Voters Guide is a feature which will enable the candidate profiles to be translated into 64 languages.

Chairman William McGuffage encourages all interested parties to visit the website and to learn about the candidates who have chosen to participate in the Illinois Voter Guide.

8/22/2012 - The LEO Handbook for the Consolidated Elections 2013 is Available

The Local Election Officials Handbook for the Consolidated Elections has been prepared to be used as a guide for the administration of the Consolidated Primary and Consolidated Elections in the year 2013.
8/15/2012 - 2013 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar

The 2013 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar has been prepared to provide pertinent information for the Consolidated Primary and Consolidated Elections.
7/24/2012 - The Candidate's Guide for 2013

The Candidate’s Guide for 2013 has been prepared to provide information for candidates seeking office at the local level in 2013. It includes a listing of offices nominated or elected at the Consolidated Primary Election on February 26 and at the Consolidated Election on April 9. Filing dates and the general requirements for filing are included.
7/11/2012 - Campaign Disclosure - Information for Committees Public Act 97-0766

Governor Quinn signed SB 3722 into law with an effective date of July 6, 2012. This new law, Public Act 97-0766, made several changes to the Campaign Disclosure Act. This is a summary of the changes that affect Article 9 of the Election Code.
7/6/2012 - Campaign Disclosure - Quarterly Report Filing Deadline - Monday, July 16, 2012

The filing period for the June 2012 Quarterly Report ends Monday, July 16th. The June 2012 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from April 1st through June 30th. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Monday, July 16th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, reports must be postmarked by Friday, July 13th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline

5/17/2012 - 2013 Township Caucus Guide

The Township Caucus Guide for 2013 contains information on the caucus method for nominating candidates for township office used by most
townships in Illinois.

4/20/2012 - 2012 General Primary Vote Totals Available

2012 General Primary vote totals is available for download from the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
4/17/2012 - Report on Ballots for the General Primary 2012

Sections 19-20 and 20-20 of the Election Code states: "Each election authority shall transmit to the State Board of Elections the following information with respect to the election:

(1) The number of ballots requested, provided and counted.
(2) The number of rejected ballots.
(3) The number of voters seeking review of rejected ballots.
(4) The number of ballots counted following review.

On or before the 28th day after an election, the State Board of Elections shall compile the information received and make that information available to the public.”


Therefore, please be advised that the total number of

Ballots requested were: 82947

Ballots counted were: 66590

Ballots rejected were: 1357

Number of voters seeking review: 157

Number of ballots counted following review: 118


For additional information, please contact the State Board of Elections at 217/782-4141.

4/9/2012 - New Legislation Impacts Candidates and Voters

Section 7-43 of the Election code was amended by Public Act 97-0681 on March 30, 2012. This legislation will have a significant impact on candidates who filed a Statement of Candidacy and/or Voters who voted at the 2012 General Primary Election.

The April 5, 2012 Press Release follows:
Springfield, Illinois, April 5, 2012 - Public Act 97-0681, which became effective on March 30, 2012, amends section 7-43 of the Election Code (10 ILCS 5/7-43). This amendment provides that a person who files a statement of candidacy as an established party’s candidate at a General Primary Election or who voted an established political party’s ballot at the General Primary Election may not file a statement of candidacy as an independent candidate or as a different established party’s candidate at the immediately following General Election.

For example, if a candidate filed a statement of candidacy for the 2012 General Primary Election or a voter voted at the 2012 General Primary Election, that candidate or voter could not appear as either an independent candidate or as a different established party’s candidate on the 2012 General Election ballot.

A candidate who filed as an established party’s candidate for the 2012 General Primary Election and either withdrew as a candidate or was removed by an electoral board proceeding would not be eligible to file as either an independent candidate or as the candidate of a different established political party. That candidate’s only option would be to file as a member of a new political party slate.

Candidates who appeared on the 2012 General Primary ballot and were defeated for nomination would be prohibited from appearing on the 2012 General Election ballot as a candidate of another established political party, an independent candidate or a new political party candidate under the “sore loser” provisions of the Election Code (10 ILCS 5/7-61, 10-2 and 10-3).

The State Board of Elections is an independent state agency charged with the responsibility of having general supervision over the administration of election laws of the state. Elections are administered locally by the State’s 110 election authorities.

4/4/2012 - Campaign Disclosure - Quarterly Report Filing Deadline - Monday, April 16, 2012

The filing period for the March 2012 Quarterly Report ends Monday, April 16th. The March 2012 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from January 1st through March 31st. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Monday, April 16th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, reports must be postmarked by Friday, April 13th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline.

3/16/2012 - Election Authority Phone Numbers and Websites for Unofficial Results

Unofficial local results are not reported to the State Board of Elections or posted to the Agency’s website. Unofficial election day results may be obtained by accessing the local jurisdiction’s website as provided. Following the approval of the April 20th canvass by the State Board of Elections, official results will be posted at http://www.elections.il.gov
3/15/2012 - Personal PAC v. William M. McGuffage, et al. No. 12-CV-1043

On March 13, 2012, in a case filed by Personal PAC (12-CV-1043), a U.S. District Court ruled that the Illinois State Board of Elections could not enforce two provisions of the Campaign Disclosure Act as they relate to committees solely making independent expenditures. The first section, 10 ILCS 5/9-8.5(d) deals with contribution limits, and the second section, 10 ILCS 5/9-2(d), deals with the number of political action committees an entity can legally form.


What does this ruling mean to you and to your political committees?

This ruling has no effect on any political committee other than one formed SOLELY for making independent expenditures.

Contribution limits are still in effect for Candidate Political Committees, Political Party Committees, and Political Action Committees which make coordinated expenditures or direct contributions to candidates or committees. The ruling allows an entity formed for the purpose of making independent expenditures ONLY, to create a Political Action Committee that is not bound by contribution limits. That Political Action Committee, which will be designated as an Independent-Expenditure-Only PAC, must still register with the SBE and must file all required disclosure documents when it reaches the $3000 filing threshold. It must report all receipts and expenditures and itemize those in excess of $150 on its quarterly reports. It must file a Schedule A-1 within 5 or 2 business days, (depending on when the contribution is received) whenever it receives a contribution of $1000 or more. It must also file a Schedule B-1 within 5 business days when it makes an aggregate of $1000 in independent expenditures within the 30 days prior to an election.

This ruling allows an entity to have more than one Political Action Committee, provided the second committee is an Independent-Expenditure-Only PAC created only to make independent expenditures. Such committee may NOT make direct contributions or coordinated expenditures. The committee created to make independent expenditures only, is not subject to contribution limits; the Political Action Committee making direct contributions IS STILL subject to contribution limits. A Political Action Committee making direct contributions may also make independent expenditures without forming a second PAC, but it must still abide by the contribution limits.

What is an independent expenditure?

According to 10 ILCS 5/9-1.15, “Independent expenditure” means any payment, gift, donation, or expenditure of funds (i) by a natural person or political committee for the purpose of making electioneering communications or of expressly advocating for or against the nomination for election, election, retention, or defeat of a clearly identifiable public official or candidate and (ii) that is not made in connection, consultation, or concert with or at the request or suggestion of the public official or candidate, the public official’s or candidate’s designated political committee or campaign, or the agent or agents of the public official, candidate, or political committee or campaign.”


If you have questions, please contact the Campaign Disclosure Division of the State Board of Elections: 217-782-4141 (Springfield); 312-814-6440 (Chicago).

3/8/2012 - The State Board of Elections Springfield Office has Relocated

The State Board of Elections has relocated to its new Springfield office at 2329 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, IL 62704-4503.
2/23/2012 - Form D-4 – Complaint for Violation of the Campaign Disclosure Act

Any campaign disclosure complaint received by the Board after the 20th of February, but prior to March 6th, will be brought to the Board for consideration at a special Board meeting to be held at 2:00 P.M. on, Monday, March 12th. Any campaign disclosure complaint received by the Board on or after March 6th and prior to March 13th will be brought to the Board for consideration at the Monday, March 19th Board meeting. Any campaign disclosure complaint received by the Board after March 12th will be brought to the Board for consideration at the Friday, April 20th Board meeting.
2/17/2012 - February 22nd Board Meeting Agenda Has Been Changed

To all interested persons; The format of the agenda for the February 22nd, 2012 meeting of the State Board of Elections is being changed as follows: The Report of the Executive Director will be presented first, beginning at approximately 9AM, followed by the Report of the General Counsel. The Report of the General Counsel includes among other things, consideration of campaign disclosure items including Appeals of civil penalty assessments, Complaints following closed preliminary hearing, Motions to Reconsider and Settlement offers of civil penalties. Though it is not certain what time the Report of the General Counsel will commence, the Board suggests interested parties arrive no later than 10AM. The principal location of the Board meeting is at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, located at 100 W. Randolph, Ste: 9-040. However, as in past meetings, the Chicago location will be connected to the Board’s Springfield office via videoconference. Please note that the Springfield office is now located at 2329 S. MacArthur Blvd. in Springfield Illinois.
1/27/2012 - The State Board of Elections is Relocating its Springfield Office Beginning February 10, 2012

The State Board of Elections will be relocating its Springfield office to 2329 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, IL 62704-4503 beginning 1PM Friday February 10, 2012. All Springfield office telephone systems will be taken down at that time and remain inoperative until 8AM, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at which time the Springfield office will reopen at the new location. Note: A limited number of the Board’s Chicago office telephone numbers, including the main switchboard (312-814-6440), will remain active. Additionally, the agency’s website (including the electronic filing of Campaign Disclosure reports) will remain up and running during the transition.
1/13/2012 - Campaign Disclosure -- Quarterly Report Filing Deadline – Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The filing period for the December 2011 Quarterly Report ends Tuesday, January 17th. The December 2011 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from October 1st through December 31st. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17th when filing electronically.

This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees; it must be filed regardless of whether the committee has had any activity during that period of time.

If filing on paper, reports must be postmarked by Saturday, January 14th to be considered a timely filing if received after the deadline.

1/5/2012 - A Report from the Illinois Campaign Finance Reform Task Force

The Campaign Finance Reform Task Force was established in 2010 to conduct a thorough review of the implementation of campaign finance reform legislation in the State of Illinois, and the feasibility of implementing a mechanism of campaign finance regulation that would subsidize political campaigns in exchange for voluntary adherence to specified expenditure limitations (10 ILCS 5/9-40).

The Task Force is charged with studying and reporting on the feasibility of implementing a mechanism of campaign finance regulation that would subsidize political campaigns in exchange for voluntary adherence to specified expenditure limitations.

The attached report on Public Campaign Financing and Illinois Elections (i) outlines the history and development of public campaign finance in the United States and in Illinois; (ii) examines the public policy arguments in support of and in opposition to the development and implementation of a public campaign finance system in Illinois; (iii) explains and analyzes the current state of the law with respect to public campaign finance; and (iv) offers several feasible alternatives on how a public campaign finance system might be implemented in Illinois. The report does not include a consensus recommendation regarding public financing, but rather, presents various options related to the adoption of public financing.

12/16/2011 - Press Release regarding recent Federal Court Decision on challenge to Congressional District Map

On Thursday, December 15, the State Board of Elections received notice that a three judge panel for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled in favor of the defendants and has dismissed the lawsuit brought by Committee for a Fair and Balanced Map, et al. v. Illinois State Board of Elections, et al., No. 11-c-5065. It is not known whether the Plaintiffs intend to appeal or seek reconsideration of this decision. The Board however, wishes to inform candidates for the office of Representative in the United States Congress that the dates previously established by Court Order are still in effect and are as follows:

• Friday, December 23, 2011, 8:00 a.m.: First day to file for candidates seeking the office of Representative in the U.S. Congress

• Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 5:00 p.m.: Last day to file for candidates seeking the office of Representative in the U.S. Congress (Please note that the Board offices will be closed on December 24th, 25th and 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.)

• Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 1:00 p.m.: Last day for filing objections to the nominating petitions of candidates who have filed for the office of Representative in the U.S. Congress.

• Tuesday, January 17, 2012: Last day for the State Board of Elections to certify the names of Congressional candidates to the county clerks.

12/12/2011 - Public Notice of Lottery to Determine Ballot Position

On Wednesday, December 14, 2011, the Illinois State Board of Elections will conduct a lottery to determine ballot position for all candidates who filed nominating papers with the Board at 8 a.m., on Monday, November 28, the first day of the candidate petition filing for the March 20, 2012 Illinois General Primary Election.
12/8/2011 - Metes and bounds descriptions of district lines

Public Act 97-14 and Public Act 97-6 required the State Board of Elections to prepare and make available to the public a metes and bounds description of the Congressional, Legislative and Representative district lines in Illinois.
11/28/2011 - Candidate Filing Begins

Candidate filing information is made available on the State Board of Elections website.
11/23/2011 - PRESS RELEASE AND ATTACHED COURT ORDER REGARDING CONGRESSIONAL PETITION FILING DATES

Today the State Board if Elections is announcing that pursuant to the attached Order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in the matter of Committee for a Fair and Balanced Map, et al. v. Illinois State Board of Elections, et al., No. 11-c-5065, the filing deadlines related to the office of the United States House of Representatives have been modified as follows:

• Friday, December 23, 2011, 8:00 a.m.: First day to file for candidates seeking the office of Representative in the U.S. Congress

• Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 5:00 p.m.: Last day to file for candidates seeking the office of Representative in the U.S. Congress

• Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 1:00 p.m.: Last day for filing objections to the nominating petitions of candidates who have filed for the office of Representative in the U.S. Congress.

If any candidate attempts to file nominating petitions during the originally scheduled filing period of November 28th to December 5th such petitions will not be accepted.

10/11/2011 - Campaign Disclosure -- Quarterly Report Filing Deadline – Monday, October 17, 2011

The filing period for the September 2011 Quarterly Report ends Monday, October 17th. The September 2011 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from July 1st through September 30th. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on October 17th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on October 17th when filing electronically. This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees.
9/29/2011 - New Interactive GIS Map is Now Available

The State Board of Elections posted an interactive map featuring the newly drawn Congressional, Legislative, and Representative district boundaries on the Board’s website. These maps depict the district boundaries enacted pursuant to Public Act 97-0014 and Public Act 97-0006 respectively, superimposed upon satellite imagery.
9/7/2011 - The Optical Scan Manual of Instructions for 2012

This manual has been written for OPTICAL SCAN voting and applies only to those
jurisdictions which use “in-precinct” vote tabulation systems. The manual may be
duplicated or sections may be rewritten to conform to local specifications. Any manual that has been modified must be consistent with the Illinois Election Code and submitted to the State Board of Elections for approval prior to distribution. [10 ILCS 5/1A 8 (3)]

8/23/2011 - 2012 Candidate's Guide

The Candidate’s Guide for 2012 provides information for candidates seeking office at the federal, state and county level in 2012.
8/22/2011 - 2012 Judicial Vacancies

Judicial Vacancies certified by the Supreme Court for 2012 as of August 17, 2011.
8/15/2011 - 2012 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar available for download

Contains important dates concerning the 2012 election cycle.
7/12/2011 - Campaign Disclosure -- Quarterly Report Filing Deadline -- Friday, July 15th

The filing period for the June 2011 Quarterly Report ends Friday, July 15th. The June 2011 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from April 1st through June 30th. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on July 15th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on July 15th when filing electronically. This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees.
6/28/2011 - Campaign Disclosure - Filing Period for June 2011 Quarterly Report Begins July 1st

The filing period for the June 2011 Quarterly Report begins Friday, July 1st and continues through Friday, July 15th. The June 2011 Quarterly Report must include all committee activity from April 1st through June 30th. The Board must receive this report by 5:00 p.m. on July 15th when filing on paper or by 11:59:59 p.m. on July 15th when filing electronically. This Quarterly Report must be filed by all active political committees.
5/24/2011 - One-time Amnesty – 2011 March Quarterly Report

Beginning January 1, 2011, Political Committees were required to file a Quarterly Report covering the reporting period of January 1, 2011 through March 31, 2011. This Report was due no later than April 15, 2011. As of this posting, numerous Committees have failed to do so. In light of the fact that this is the first instance of reporting on a quarterly basis and the large number of non-filings, the SBE has decided to grant a one-time only amnesty to any political committee that files this report with the SBE on or before JUNE 11, 2011. Specifically, if the Quarterly Report is filed and received by the SBE on or before JUNE 11, 2011, that committee will not be assessed a civil penalty. However, if this Quarterly Report is not filed by June 11, 2011, a Complaint will be filed against the Committee, and civil penalties of up to $5,000 may be assessed as a result of the failure to file. In addition, if the Quarterly Report is filed after June 11, 2011, it will be assessed a civil penalty accruing from the original deadline of April 15.

We understand that the filing of this Quarterly Report represented a major change in the reporting and filing schedule for political committees, which is primarily why the SBE is granting this one-time only amnesty. If your political committee has not yet filed its Quarterly Report, please take advantage of this amnesty by filing such report immediately.

If you have any questions regarding the filing of this report, please contact staff in Springfield at 217-782-4141 or in Chicago at 312-814-6440. If needed, forms may be obtained by accessing the Board website at www.elections.il.gov or by contacting staff at either of the above numbers.

5/6/2011 - Submitter Search is Now Available

If the person submitting a Quarterly Report, a Schedule A-1, or a Final Report, on behalf of a committee, is someone other than the Chairman or Treasurer, that person must be identified by name and address as having submitted the report. This Search allows you to enter a name and/or address and determine what disclosure reports have been submitted by that person.
5/4/2011 - 2010 Money and Elections in Illinois

Now available for download is the biennial publication from the State Board of Elections that provides insight into the money spent to elect candidates to public office in Illinois.
4/12/2011 - Changes to the Business Registration (BEREP) rule, Title 26, Part 100.180

The State Board of Elections has proposed changes to the Business Registration (BEREP) rule, Title 26, Part 100.180. This rulemaking provides a mechanism for business entities that do not have existing State contracts or pending bids on State contracts, and that have met all time requirements to update business information, to include, on their registration, the fact that they are currently inactive. This amended language was sent to the Index Department of the Office of the Secretary of State for publication in the Illinois Register. Interested persons may submit comments in writing concerning this proposed rulemaking within 45 days of the publication of this Notice to:

Steven S. Sandvoss, General Counsel
Illinois State Board of Elections
1020 South Spring Street
Springfield IL 62708

4/7/2011 - Campaign Disclosure Informational Videos

Information for political committees about filing disclosure reports with the State Board of Elections. Includes instructions for filling out D-2 forms and schedules to file Quarterly or Final Reports.

Information about forming an Illinois political committee and filing the D-1 Statement of Organization. It also covers requirements and filing instructions for the Schedule A-1 (used to report receipts of $1000 or more) and Schedule B-1 (used to report independent expenditures of $1000 or more, made in the 30 days before an election.)

3/23/2011 - Form D-4 - Complaint for Violation of the Campaign Disclosure Act

Any campaign disclosure complaint received by the Board after 12:00 P.M. on the 25th of March will not be brought to the Board for consideration until the April 19th Board Meeting.
3/22/2011 - Federal and State Officers available for download

This Federal and State Officers book for the year 2011 includes the names and addresses of all Illinois federal and state officers. Judicial officers are in a separate publication.
2/8/2011 - Campaign Disclosure Act and Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations implementing PA 96-0832 were effective February 4, 2011. This document incorporates ALL changes in the law and the rules resulting from the Reform Act.
1/27/2011 - Cutoff Date to File Using IDIS 1.2 – February 7, 2011

Beginning February 7, 2011, political committees can no longer electronically file ANY campaign disclosure reports using the old IDIS 1.2 filing software. Any electronic filings from February 7th forward may ONLY be accomplished using IDIS 2.0. The new program, IDIS 2.0, may be downloaded from this website.
1/26/2011 - Campaign Disclosure Report Filing Software Vendors

The server that accepts .pdp filings using old Vendor software will be de-implemented Monday, February 7, 2011. Therefore, if your updated program has not been tested and approved, the only option for your clients will be to use IDIS 2.0 until such time as your program has been tested by and has received approval from the State Board of Elections.
1/24/2011 - Campaign Finance Reform Special Task Force

The Campaign Finance Reform Special Task Force will conduct their first meeting on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.
1/13/2011 - 2011 County Officers Book is Now Available for Download

The 2011 edition of the Illinois County Officers handbook reflects the names of local county officers as well as other pertinent information.
1/12/2011 - New Schedule A-1 Filing Requirement

A political committee that receives a contribution of $1,000 or more starting January 1, 2011, will need to file a Schedule A-1 within 5 business days of receipt of the contribution. If the committee is participating in the election and the contribution is received within the 30 day period proceeding an election a Schedule A-1 must be filed within 2 business days.
1/6/2011 - 2011 Optical Scan Manual Available for Download

This manual of instructions has been prepared by the State Board of Elections to assist the election judges with the administration of their duties in accordance with Illinois statutes.

12/8/2010 - 2010 GE Vote Totals are Now Available for Download

The State Board of Elections has certified the 2010 General Election Vote Totals.
11/29/2010 - Proposed Rules for the Implementation of PA 96-0832

The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules has accepted the Second Notice of Proposed Rules for the implementation of PA 96-0832. These rules will be considered by JCAR at its December 14, 2010 meeting, currently scheduled for 11:00 am, Room 16-503, James R Thompson Center, Chicago IL.
10/25/2010 - Important Information for Military and Overseas Voters!

The Illinois State Board of Elections today announced an extension of the deadline for accepting absentee ballots from military and US citizens living overseas in several Illinois counties for the November 2, 2010 General Election.
10/25/2010 - Consent Decree with the Department of Justice

The State Board of Elections, in its capacity as the Chief Election Official, has entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to enforce provisions of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE) to ensure that all military personnel and U.S. citizens living overseas will have their absentee ballots counted for the November 2, 2010 General Election.
10/20/2010 - Form D-4 – Complaint for Violation of the Campaign Disclosure Act

Any campaign disclosure complaint received by the Board after 5:00 P.M. on the 26th of October will not be brought to the Board for consideration until the November 23rd Board Meeting.
10/15/2010 - Military Ballots

Please be advised that according to the Illinois Election Code, military and overseas ballots postmarked by midnight, November 1, can be counted up to 14 days following the election.
“10 ILCS 5/20-2 Ballots voted under this Section must be returned postmarked no later than midnight preceding election day and received for counting at the central ballot counting location of the election authority during the period for counting provisional ballots, the last day of which is the 14th day following election day.”

10/6/2010 - Absentee Voting

Absentee voting for the November 2, 2010 General Election is currently underway in Illinois. Recent changes in state law have eliminated both the requirement that voters specify a reason why they must vote absentee and that the application for an absentee ballot be on a form provided by the appropriate Election Authority. As a result, any qualified elector in Illinois who is properly registered may vote by absentee ballot (military personnel, their spouses and dependants, and overseas non-resident civilians may vote absentee without prior registration). In order to help you understand the guidelines and rules for voting absentee, the State Board of Elections has prepared an informational site, and has made available the application to request an absentee ballot from your election jurisdiction. Please click here for additional details.
9/24/2010 - Illinois Voters' Guide, 2010 General Election Added

The Illinois Voters' Guide provides information on statewide candidates seeking office at the November 2010 General Election. The Guide includes campaign addresses, phone numbers and websites.
9/17/2010 - 2011 Candidate's Guide Available for Download (Amended 9/29/2010)

The Candidate’s Guide for 2011 provides information for candidates seeking office at the local level in 2011.
9/13/2010 - Local Election Officials Handbook Available for Download (Amended 9/14/10)

The Local Election Officials Handbook for the Consolidated Elections has been prepared for use as a guide for the administration of the Consolidated Primary and Consolidated Elections in the year 2011.
9/8/2010 - 2011 Election And Campaign Finance Calendar (Amended 9/30/2010)

The 2011 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar is now available for download. The 2011 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar contains specific dates concerning the nomination and/or election of officials and the submission of referenda for municipalities, libraries, parks, school districts, and other special purpose districts for the February 22, 2011 Consolidated Primary Election and the April 5, 2011 Consolidated Election.
8/31/2010 - Illinois Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE)

The MOVE site will enable you to set up a MOVE account to register to vote and request absentee ballots for upcoming Federal Elections. This site was designed to help ease the burden of members of the Uniformed Services (and their eligible dependents) and overseas voters in requesting a voter registration and an absentee ballot application. This site will give you the ability to keep in contact with your local election official and to track the status of your application and ballot.
8/26/2010 - New D-1 Statement of Organization Video

The State Board of Elections is now offering a video to help determine whether a committee is a candidate, political party, political action, or ballot initiative committee, so the committee may complete the amended D-1 Statement of Organization required to be filed with the Board.
7/15/2010 - Changes to 2010 Election Calendar Due to Recent Legislation

The 2010 Election Calendar has been amended due to recently enacted legislation, Public Act 96-1008 (Senate Bill 3012), effective July 6. This legislation alters the time period for petition filing (both candidate and referenda), withdrawals, filling vacancies, objections, ballot certification, and the submission of public questions. In each instance, the new dates are moved to an earlier point in the calendar by 1 or more weeks than previously published.
7/5/2010 - Frequently Asked Questions About the New D-1 Form and Other Changes Effective July 1st

The requirement to complete a new D-1 has generated many questions; these FAQs address many of those as well as other changes regarding independent expenditures and electioneering communications.
7/1/2010 - NEW D-1 Statement of Organization For Use After June 30, 2010

Beginning July 1, 2010, all active political committees and all new political committees must complete this new D-1 Statement of Organization prior to December 31, 2010.
7/1/2010 - Notice to All Political Committees

This Notice regarding the completion of the New D-1 is being mailed to all active political committees July 1st.
6/30/2010 - Natural Person Independent Expenditure Disclosure

A natural person who makes an independent expenditure supporting or opposing a public official or candidate that, alone or in combination with any other independent expenditure made by that natural person supporting or opposing that public official or candidate during any 12-month period, equals an aggregate value of at least $3,000 must file a written disclosure with the State Board of Elections within 2 business days after making any expenditure that results in the natural person meeting or exceeding the $3,000 threshold. Each disclosure must identify the natural person, the public official or candidate supported or opposed, the date, amount, and nature of each independent expenditure, and the natural person’s occupation and employer.
5/26/2010 - The Campaign Disclosure Act (July 1, 2010)

The Campaign Disclosure Act as it will appear effective July 1, 2010. Changes that will be effective January 1, 2011, such as contribution limits and election cycles will not be reflected in this version.

5/20/2010 - Public Hearings on proposed Campaign Finance Reform Rulemaking

The State Board of Elections will conduct public hearings on a proposed administrative rule amending Title 26, Part 100 and Part 125. These amendments implement changes to the Campaign Finance Act resulting from the passage of Public Act 96-832.

The public hearings will take place at the same time as the Special Board Meetings on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the DeKalb County Legislative Center, 200 North Main Street, Room 100, Sycamore, Illinois and Thursday, June 3, 2010 at the Madison County Board Office, 157 North Main Street, Suite 203, Edwardsville, Illinois. The hearings are scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. and will last a minimum of one hour in both locations.

Comments will be accepted at both Board Meeting locations or may be submitted in writing to the Board’s General Counsel, Steve Sandvoss, at 1020 South Spring Street, Springfield, IL 62704.

5/6/2010 - Important Changes to Illinois Disclosure (effective July 1, 2010)

Provides an outline of disclosure law changes from Public Act 96-0832 affecting all political committees in Illinois. The brochure describes provisions taking effect on July 1 including new committee designations and filing requirements as well as new definitions for electioneering communication and independent expenditures. Additional changes, including contribution limits, will become effective in 2011 and will be discussed in detail in a later brochure.
4/29/2010 - Attention Filing Software Vendors

Vendors that provide campaign finance software to Illinois political committees must modify their software to meet the requirements of the new Disclosure Law.
4/28/2010 - Proposed Campaign Finance Reform Rulemaking

This Rulemaking amends Title 26, Parts 100, 125 and 210. These amendments implement changes to the Campaign Finance Act resulting from the passage of Public Act 96-832.

A public hearing will take place at the Board’s May monthly meeting to be held on Monday, May 17, 2010 in Springfield and Chicago. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Board’s Springfield office located at 1020 South Spring Street, Springfield, IL and will be linked via video conference with the Chicago office in Room 14-100 of the James R. Thompson Center located at 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois. Please check the SBE website periodically for the scheduling of additional public hearings.

Comments will be accepted at both Board Meeting locations or may be submitted in writing to the Board’s General Counsel, Steve Sandvoss, at 1020 South Spring Street, Springfield, IL.

4/28/2010 - Attention Objectors And Candidates

The initial meeting of the Illinois State Officers Electoral Board (SOEB) will take place on May 3rd, 2010 at 3:30 P.M. The meeting will be held in Room 9-040 in the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph in Chicago. The meeting can also be attended in the Springfield Office of the State Board of Elections at 1020 S. Spring St. The meeting will be connected via videoconference. The purpose of the initial meeting of the SOEB is to call the cases, accept appearances of the parties, adopt the Rules of Procedure and appoint the hearing officers who will preside over the cases. The parties must attend this first meeting or their cases may be dismissed (objectors) or their petitions may be disqualified (candidates). Case management conferences between the parties and their assigned hearing officers will take place at the conclusion of the meeting of the SOEB.
The Rules of Procedure, the Hearing Officer List, and the docket of cases will be posted following the initial meeting.

4/21/2010 - New Website Release

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, April 21, 2010 – The State Board of Elections debuted a new public website today.
4/2/2010 - Recent Candidate Filings

Monday, April 19 was the last day for established political parties to fill vacancies for failure to nominate at the February 2, 2010 General Primary Election. Objections to nomination papers filling vacancies may be filed through Monday, April 26, 2010 at the Board’s office (in either Springfield or Chicago).

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