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Title:Elections, State Board of
Contact Name:Amy Calvin
Contact Title:Administrative Assistant III
Contact Phone:217.782.1531
Function:The Board administers registrations and election laws; publishes election results and other information; keeps required statements of political campaign contributions and expenditures.
Term:4 years, beginning July 1 of staggered odd-numbered years, and until successor is appointed.  Governor must send letter of appointment to Senate president by April 1.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Qualifications:Extensive knowledge of election laws in Illinois. Four to be affiliated with same political party as Governor, and 4 to be affiliated with political party whose nominee for Governor in most recent general election received second highest number of votes, from a list of nominees submitted by the first state executive officer in the order indicated herein affiliated with such political party: Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer.
Compensation:Chair, $59,844; Vice Chair, $49,156; Members, $38,473 per year, plus expenses
Composition:8 members appointed by Governor with advice and consent of the Senate - 4 residents of Cook County - 4 residents of State outside Cook County - Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director appointed by board - Chairman elected by board members for 2-year terms, alternating parties,
Chair:Elected by the Board for 2-year terms, alternating parties
Authority:10 ILCS 5/1A-1

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Cadigan, William6/30/20237/1/2015RepublicanGovernorChairCook
Donahue, Laura Kent6/30/20237/1/2019RepublicanGovernorMemberAdams
Haine, William6/30/20237/1/2019DemocratGovernorVice ChairMadison
Linnabary, Ian6/30/20217/1/2017RepublicanGovernorMember
McGuffage, William6/30/20235/1/1998DemocratGovernorMemberCook
O'Brien, Katherine6/30/20217/1/2017RepublicanGovernorMember
Scholz, Charles6/30/20217/1/2011DemocratGovernorMemberAdams
Watson, Casandra B.6/30/20217/1/2013DemocratGovernorMemberCook