Lieutenant Governor State of Illinois

Employer / Organization

Illinois

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 25, 2018

Description

Lieutenant Governor is the second ranking officer of the executive branch of Illinois and is the first elected official in the succession line from Illinois Governor. The Lieutenant Governor also works on initiatives that the Governor creates, and the Lieutenant Governor also serves as the chairperson for Governor's Rural Affairs Council, Rural Bond Bank of Illinois and the Illinois River Coordinating Council, in addition to heading the Illinois Main Street Program.

Application Guidelines
To run for this position you must contact the County Clerk's Elections Division in which you reside, or the Illinois State Board of Elections. Be aware that the filing window is typically only one week long, however the period for circulating petitions for signatures and preparing your paperwork is much longer (typically 90 days). If you are considering running, contact the County Clerk as soon as possible to verify that you are eligible to run for this position, and to clarify the requirements for running (petition signatures, filing fees, etc.) The County Clerks and the State Board of Elections are the administrators for the elections and their purpose is to help voters and candidates, so contact them as soon as possible. Additionally, please use the weblink to the Candidate Guide provided by the State of Illinois on this page.

Submit application to:
Illinois State Board of Elections, 2329 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL, 62704, US