Presidential General Election – November 5, 2024
Consolidated Primary (if necessary) – February 25, 2025
Consolidated Election – April 1, 2025
General Primary – March 17, 2026

General Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years. General Elections are biennial elections at which members of the Illinois General Assembly are elected. Other Federal, State, and County offices are included on the ballot, such as

  • Federal – U.S. President and Vice President, U.S. Senator, Representatives in Congress – all 17 Districts
  • State – Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, Treasurer, State Senators – some or all of the 59 Districts according to Illinois constitution, Representatives in the General Assembly – all 118 Districts
  • County – County Clerk, County Treasurer, County Sheriff, County Auditor, County Circuit Clerk, County State’s Attorney, Regional Superintendents of Schools, County Board Members
  • Judicial – Judges of Supreme, Appellate, Circuit, Resident Circuit Court – vacancies will be filled, if required; retention questions
  • Party – National Party Convention Delegates, State Central Committeemen and women

General Primary elections are held the third Tuesday of March in even-numbered years.
**Precinct Committeepersons will be elected in a General Primary, not nominated.**

Consolidated Elections are held to elect School and City officials, such as members of school boards, community college trustees, ward alderpersons and mayor. Consolidated Elections are held on the first Tuesday in April of odd-numbered years, unless it conflicts with the celebration of Passover, in which case that election shall be postponed to the first Tuesday following the last day of Passover.

Consolidated Primary (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-45) elections are held on the last Tuesday in February in odd-numbered years. Consolidated primaries are necessary when a single contest for municipal office exceeds FOUR candidates who successfully file nominating papers to run. Candidates for township offices can trigger a primary if two or more candidates from the same party file to run for a single-seat office. A consolidated primary cannot be triggered by a write-in candidate. If four or fewer candidates have filed for a municipal office, there is no requirement for a consolidated primary to be held and candidates who have successfully filed will be slated onto the ballot for the consolidated election in April.