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Illinois 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Legislatures | Tax & Revenue | Transportation

    House Joint Resolution 36: Transportation Funds Amendment

    Proposes to amend the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. Adds a new Section concerning highway funds. Provides that no moneys derived from taxes, fees, excises, or license taxes, relating to registration, titles, operation, or use of vehicles or public highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, or airports, or motor fuels, including bond proceeds, shall be expended for other than costs of administering laws related to vehicles and transportation, costs for construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and betterment of public highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, airports, or other forms of transportation, and other statutory highway purposes, including the State or local share to match federal aid highway funds. Limits the costs of administering laws related to vehicles and transportation to direct program expenses of the Secretary of State, the State Police, and the Department of Transportation related to the enforcement of traffic laws and safety. Provides that the revenues described herein shall not be diverted to any other purpose. Provides that any additional modes of transportation proposed for State funding shall have dedicated sources of funding. Provides that federal funds may be spent for any purposes authorized by federal law.

    Yes3,703,15378.9 %
    No988,86121.1 %
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 118 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    State Senate - A total of 40 seats out of the chamber's 59 seats are up for election in 2016.
    US House - Voters will elect 18 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 18 congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Illinois will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - There are also four appellate vacancies on the Illinois Appellate Court that will be filled by partisan election in 2016.
    Local Judges - three candidates elected to retire from their judgeships and seek reelection to those seats rather than run in retention elections, since election rules require a smaller vote margin to maintain office.
    Local Government
    School board -
    Municipal -
    Illinois Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Illinois is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. State law requires write-in presidential candidates to file declarations of intent "in those jurisdictions in which they are seeking" to have their votes tallied. This means that a "write-in candidate for president must file a declaration of intent with every county clerk and board of election commissioners in the state." These forms must be filed no later than 61 days prior to the election

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    Illinois Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(118)
    State Senators(59)
    US Representatives(18)
    US Senators(2)
    State Executives
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    November 7, 2017
    Illinois : Municipal General Election
    November 6, 2018
    Illinois : General Election Day