Illinois Senate election dates and Voting Live

Illinois Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Illinois Senate election Dates 2020
Illinois Senate election​ Date: March 17, 2020​ 

Four-term incumbent Democrat and Senate minority whip Dick Durbin was re-elected in 2014. Durbin is running for re-election. Anti-war activist Marilyn Jordan Lawlor and State representative Anne Stava-Murray were going to challenge Durbin in the primary, but both have withdrawn.


Illinois Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Republicans who have announced they are running include businessman Casey Chlebek, former Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, U.S. Navy veteran and former police officer Peggy Hubbard, Vietnam War veteran, physician, and 2018 Democratic primary candidate for Governor of Illinois Robert Marshall, Omeed Memar, a dermatologist convicted of health care fraud in 2018, Preston Gabriel Nelson, Dean Seppelfrick, and Tom Tarter. Memar, Nelson, and Seppelfrick failed to file their candidacies with the Illinois Board of Elections and will not appear on the ballot.

Businessman Willie Wilson, candidate for mayor of Chicago in 2015 and 2019 and candidate for President of the United States in 2016 is running as an independent.


The Electoral system of Illinois

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Illinois, state legislators (including both senators and representatives) are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Illinois' governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, comptroller, and treasurer are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  United States Senators and United States Representatives are also elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Illinois: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Illinois Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Casey Chlebek (Republican)
  • Mark Curran (Republican)
  • Dick Durbin (Democratic)
  • Peggy Hubbard (Republican)
  • Robert Marshall (Republican)
  • Tom Tarter (Republican)
  • Willie Wilson (Independent)

Illinois Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Illinois Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Illinois, 2016

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Democratic

Tammy Duckworth

3,012,940

54.86%

+8.44%

 

Republican

Mark Kirk (incumbent)

2,184,692

39.78%

-8.23%

 

Libertarian

Kenton McMillen

175,988

3.21%

+0.85%

 

Green

Scott Summers

117,619

2.14%

-1.04%

 

n/a

Write-ins

639

0.01%

-0.02%

Total votes

5,491,878

100.0%

N/A