Illinois judicial elections
Unlike many states with contested judicial elections, races in Illinois are regularly contested, often with several candidates running for a seat. The candidate that wins the most votes in the partisan primary advances to the general election to compete against the candidate from the other party.
|Supreme Court||Appellate Court||Circuit Court|
|Retention - 10 year terms||Partisan election and retention - 10 year terms||Partisan election and retention - 6 year terms|
Primary results are not posted on the Illinois State Board of Elections website until an official tally is taken one month following the election.
Check results on IllinoisJudges.net or county elections websites.
- Illinois judicial elections, 2012
- Illinois judicial elections, 2010
- Illinois Supreme Court elections, 2004-2008
- Judicial selection in Illinois
- Election results
- Campaign finance requirements for Illinois judicial elections