Congratulations to all of the Illinois Green Party 2018 General Election candidates and their teams for their inspiring, thoughtful, and intelligent campaigns that were fought hard with integrity!
Note that the election authorities are still counting absentee and provisional ballots and that the official canvass of the votes will not be completed for several weeks. Here's the unofficial results:
- - Randy Auxier for Congress (IL-12) - per the Chicago Tribune with 100% of the precincts reporting. Randy finished third of 3 candidates running for 1 seat. Mr. Auxier received 7,823 votes (3.0%).
- Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago - per the Chicago Sun-Times with 98.47% of precincts reporting
+ For 6 year term - 8 candidates running for 3 seats
- - Chris Anthony - finished in 6th place receiving 162,423 votes (4.5%)
- - Karen Roothan - finished in 7th place receiving 160,860 votes (4.4%)
- - Tammie Felicia Vinson - finished in 8th place receiving 137,548 votes (3.8%)
+ For 2 year term - 2 candidates running for 1 seat
- - Rachel Wales - finished in 2nd place receiving 329,410 votes (23.0%)
+ For Bradford vacancy - 2 candidates running for 1 seat
- - Geoffrey Cubbage - finished in 2nd place receiving 299,873 votes (21.1%)
- Jackson County Board - per the Jackson County Clerk with 100% of precincts reporting
- - Joshua Hellmann (District 3) finished third of 3 candidates running for 1 seat. Joshua had 111 votes (3.88%).
- - Rich Whitney (District 4) finished second of 2 candidates running for 1 seat. Rich had 572 votes (23.89%).
Finally the 2018 General Election is here! See our candidates page for a list of all our tremendous hard working Illinois Green Party candidates.
If you do encounter any election irregularities, we recommend that you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of "election irregularity". Please include as much information as possible to allow us to follow up.
The following information would be very helpful:
- - your name:
- - your phone number:
- - your home address where you are registered to vote:
- - your township and precinct (in Chicago your ward and precinct):
- - the date and time the incident occurred:
- - the names of any election judges involved in the irregularity:
- - the details concerning the irregularity:
You can also contact us at 773-809-4547 along with sending us an email.
Vote your values! Vote Green in 2018!
Ready for the 2019 elections yet?
It seems like a long way off, but the filing period for the 2019 municipal elections is coming up fast. Offices on the ballot in 2019 will include municipal positions (mayors, city council members, etc.), township offices, and local bodies like school, park, fire, and library districts. The exact offices on the ballot will differ from place to place. Some municipal elections are partisan (meaning that candidates are listed on the ballot as Green, Republican, Democrat, etc.), while others are not.
The official election calendar kicks off with petitioning in August of 2018, and the Illinois Green Party nomination process for candidates who want to run as a Green (or with Green support in non-partisan elections) starts even sooner. Here are the dates you need to know:
April 16 - July 22, 2018: Window for prospective Green Party candidates to submit Candidate Questionnaires to the ILGP Secretary (email@example.com) and arrange interviews with their local chapter (or the ILGP Executive Committee if there is no local chapter).
July 22, 2018: Final date for prospective Green Party candidates to secure recognition from their local Green Party Chapter (or the ILGP Executive Committee if there is no local chapter).
- July 23-29, 2018: Online ballots of Green Party membership in districts. Candidates who received recognition from their local chapter (or the ILGP Executive Committee where there is no local chapter) will be placed on an online ballot available to all ILGP members in the relevant district. Elections will be conducted using Instant Runoff Voting, including a "None of the Remaining" option (or "None of the Above" in the case of single-candidate ballots). Winners of the online ballots will be official Green Party endorsed candidates.
Consolidated Primary Election
- August 28, 2018: First day for 2019 candidates to begin circulating candidate petitions for the consolidated primary election.
- November 19-26, 2018: Window to turn in 2019 candidate paperwork & petitions to the election authorities for the consolidated primary election.
- February 26, 2019: Election Day (consolidated primary)
Consolidated General Election
- September 18, 2018: First day for 2019 candidates to begin circulating candidate petitions for the consolidated general election.
- December 10-17, 2018: Window to turn in 2019 candidate paperwork & petitions to the election authorities for the consolidated primary election.
- April 2, 2019: Election Day (consolidated general)
If you're ready to run Green in 2019, email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up on our Run For Office page! We'll get in touch with more information on local elections in your area, and on how to secure recognition from your local chapter.