Elections, State Board of
Board and Commission Details
Administrative Assistant III
The Board administers registrations and election laws; publishes election results and other information; keeps required statements of political campaign contributions and expenditures.
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.
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.
Chair, $65,949; Vice Chair, $54,172; Members, $$42,398 per year, plus expenses
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,
Elected by the Board for 2-year terms, alternating parties
10 ILCS 5/1A-1
|Name||Member Expiration||Member Since||Affiliation||Appointed By||Position||Title||County|
|McRory Rossmiller, Catherine||06/30/2025||07/01/2021||Republican||Governor||Member||Cook|
|Donahue, Laura Kent||06/30/2027||07/01/2019||Republican||Governor||Member||Vice Chair||Adams|
|Ballard Croft, Jennifer||06/30/2027||07/01/2023||Democrat||Governor||Member||Cook|
|Watson, Casandra B.||06/30/2025||07/01/2013||Democrat||Governor||Chair||Cook|