Illinois State Board of Elections http://wuis.org en Libertarians: Strive To Beat "Ballot-Blocking" To Get On Ballot http://wuis.org/post/libertarians-strive-beat-ballot-blocking-get-ballot <p>The Libertarian Party of Illinois is running a candidate for Governor, and all of the other statewide races. But the race could be over before it begins.</p><p></p><p>Chad Grimm, a 33-year-old health club manager from Peoria, and the Libertarian party's nominee for Illinois governor, has some unconventional political views; he believes Illinois should completely do away with a state income tax, and that there should be no -- as in zero - regulations on guns: Not the type, not where they're allowed, not who can have one.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:12:31 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 27870 at http://wuis.org Libertarians: Strive To Beat "Ballot-Blocking" To Get On Ballot Term Limit, Political Map Lawsuit Unfolds In Court http://wuis.org/post/term-limit-political-map-lawsuit-unfolds-court <p>The decision of whether two November ballot measures dealing with term limits and redistricting are constitutional is in the hands of a Cook<br />County judge.<br />&nbsp;<br />Oral arguments were Wednesday in a lawsuit attempting to keep both measures off<br />the ballot.<br />&nbsp;<br />Cook County Circuit Court Judge Mary Mikva says she'll issue a written decision by noon on June 27.<br />&nbsp;<br />Mikva has said she wants to expedite a ruling because it will affect the November election. Ballots are certified in August.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:16:49 +0000 Associated Press 27541 at http://wuis.org Term Limit, Political Map Lawsuit Unfolds In Court Term Limits Push Has Enough Signatures, But Lawsuit Still Threatens http://wuis.org/post/term-limits-push-has-enough-signatures-lawsuit-still-threatens <p>Illinois officials say a citizens' initiative to put term limits on state legislators has gathered enough signatures to appear on the ballot. But there are other roadblocks before that can happen.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Collecting nearly twice the number of required signatures paid off for the Term Limits and Reform group.</p><p>Rupert Borgsmiller, director of the Illinois State Board of Elections, says a sample validated roughly 61 percent of those signatures. He says he expects to present those findings to the board for final approval on June 17.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:22:10 +0000 Brian Mackey 26466 at http://wuis.org Term Limits Push Has Enough Signatures, But Lawsuit Still Threatens Citizen Initiatives Begin Navigating Statutes, Lawsuits http://wuis.org/post/citizen-initiatives-begin-navigating-statutes-lawsuits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Even as a lawsuit could nullify them, the state board of elections has begun a tedious — but necessary — task of preparing a pair of proposed constitutional amendments for the November ballot. The two citizen initiatives aim to strip lawmakers of the power to draw their own maps and to limit their terms in office.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A dozen-or-so workers sit at tables at the board of elections building in Springfield.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 22:12:06 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 24489 at http://wuis.org Citizen Initiatives Begin Navigating Statutes, Lawsuits Rauner Files Term Limit Petition http://wuis.org/post/rauner-files-term-limit-petition <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gubernatorial candidate Bruce </span>Rauner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is in Springfield today, filing his term limit initiative after months of collecting signatures. But the plan still has to survive an expected court challenge.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Weighing 1,000 lbs, the nearly-70,000 pages of term limit petitions had to be wheeled onto a semi trailer to be driven to the State Board of Elections.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:04:40 +0000 Hannah Meisel 24121 at http://wuis.org Rauner Files Term Limit Petition Tio Hardiman Considers Write-In Campaign For Governor http://wuis.org/post/tio-hardiman-considers-write-campaign-governor <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-fce19a07-dc93-a968-c822-beb681c1e481">Anti-violence activist <a href="http://www.hardimanforillinois.com/">Tio Hardiman</a> says he actually feels pretty good about his loss to incumbent Pat Quinn in Hardiman’s first try to become the governor of Illinois.</p><p dir="ltr">Quinn was the expected winner in the primary race Tuesday, but Hardiman says he’s proud that he was able to pull in more than 28 percent of the vote.</p><p dir="ltr">But that doesn’t mean he was comfortable with the results.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:24:11 +0000 Lauren Chooljian 21302 at http://wuis.org Tio Hardiman Considers Write-In Campaign For Governor Campaigns Must Disclose Payroll Numbers http://wuis.org/post/campaigns-must-disclose-payroll-numbers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois State Board of Elections is putting a stop to a practice that's allowed political campaigns to hide some of their spending.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is a story of new technology coming under the purview of older campaign finance laws.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 17454 at http://wuis.org Campaigns Must Disclose Payroll Numbers Primary Challenge To Gov. Quinn Can Continue http://wuis.org/post/primary-challenge-gov-quinn-can-continue <p>A Democratic challenger to incumbent Governor Pat Quinn says he received the "best news in the world" Thursday morning, he gets to remain on the ballot.&nbsp;<br />Not anyone can run for office in Illinois.&nbsp; Getting on the ballot requires turning in paperwork, including signatures of registered voters.<br />Tio Hardiman, the former director of the anti-violence group Ceasefire, says he did that.<br /><br />"We put a lot of work into this campaign. We've traveled the entire state, it's not like we just jumped up overnight and said let's run for governor," Hardiman said.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:17:35 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 17132 at http://wuis.org Primary Challenge To Gov. Quinn Can Continue Six Candidates File To Run For Governor http://wuis.org/post/six-candidates-file-run-governor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Candidates looking to run in the March primary began filing their paperwork today (11/25) with the State Board of Elections. Anyone who was in line by 8 a.m. gets a chance at the top spot on the ballot. Six men who want to be Illinois' next governor made that deadline.</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:13:59 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13733 at http://wuis.org Six Candidates File To Run For Governor