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Illinois Election Ballot 2016: Candidates for Each Office

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Wrist bands, which are given to residents after they cast a ballot for the November 8 election, sit on a table at an early voting site on October 18, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty)

Illinois voters go to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in races for the state’s U.S. Senate seats, its U.S. House seats, and its state House and Senate seats.

You can find a sample ballot for your town by providing your address at this Ballotpedia page.

Five parties have lines on the ballot in Illinois: the Democratic Party; the Republican Party, the Libertarian Party, the Green Party, and the Independent Party. There’s also a ballot line for write-in candidates.

Here’s a list of your candidate options for each race:

President and Vice President

U.S. Senate

  • Incumbent Mark Kirk of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Tammy Duckworth of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Kenton McMillen of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Scott Summers of the Green Party

U.S. House

Click here to view or download map of the state’s 18 congressional districts.

First District

  • Incumbent Bobby Rush of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger August (O’Neill) Deuser of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Tabitha Carson of the Libertarian Party (write-in)

Second District

  • Incumbent Robin Kelly of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger John Morrow of the Republican Party

Third District

  • Daniel Lipinski of the Democratic Party (uncontested)

Fourth District

Fifth District

  • Incumbent Mike Quigley of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Vince Kolber of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Rob Sherman of the Green Party

Sixth District

  • Incumbent Peter Roskam of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Amanda Howland of the Democratic Party

Seventh District

  • Incumbent Danny K Davis of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Jeffrey Leef of the Republican Party

Eighth District

  • Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Democratic Party
  • Pete DiCianni of the Republican Party

Ninth District

  • Incumbent Janice Schakowsky of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Joan McCarthy Lasonde of the Republican Party
  • Challenger David Earl Williams III of the Independent Party (write-in)

Tenth District

  • Incumbent Robert Dold of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Brad Schneider of the Democratic Party

Eleventh District

  • Incumbent Bill Foster of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Tonia Khouri of the Republican Party

Twelfth District

  • Incumbent Mike Bost of the Republican Party
  • Challenger CJ Baricevic of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Paula Bradshaw of the Green Party

Thirteenth District

  • Incumbent Rodney Davis of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Mark Wicklund of the Democratic Party

Fourteenth District

  • Incumbent Randy Hultgren of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Jim Walz of the Democratic Party

Fifteenth District

  • Incumbent John Shimkus of the Republican Party (uncontested)

Sixteenth District

Seventeenth District

  • Incumbent Cheri Bustos of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Patrick Harlan of the Republican Party

Eighteenth District

  • Incumbent Darin LaHood of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Junius Rodriguez of the Democratic Party

State Legislative Races

In the state Senate elections will be held this year for 40 out of 59 total seats. All 118 seats in the state House of Representatives are also up for election. The next gubernatorial election will take place in 2018.

Ballotpedia has a full list of elections in the House and the Senate. The site also has a comprehensive breakdown of races to watch in both houses.

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  1. Union people, Trump and Pence are 100% right to screw the workers. Illinois hope we don’t vote Republican till Rauners gone. If he gets his majority they will turn us into a right to screw the worker state just like that. Just like Wisconsin. Our jobs and pay is more important than anything Rauner, Trump is trying to put in the peoples head.