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United States President

(requirements to get on the ballot in Illinois)

QUALIFICATIONS:

TERM IN OFFICE:  4 Years (United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1)


TERM BEGINS:  Noon, January 20, 2025 (United States Constitution, Amendment XX, Section 1)

 

TERM LIMIT:  2 Terms (United States Constitution, Amendment XXII, Section 1)


FILING PERIODS:

  • Established Party:
    • Not more than 113 nor less than 106 days prior to the General Primary (10 ILCS 5/7-11)
    • November 25 – December 2, 2019 (for the 2020 election)
  • Independent and New Party:
    • Not more than 141 nor less than 134 days prior to the General Election (10 ILCS 5/10-6)
    • July 13 – July 20, 2020 (for the 2020 election)
  • All candidates will file with the Illinois State Board of Elections, 2329 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, IL 62704-4503, either by mail or in person.

NOMINATING PAPERS:

  • Petitions:
  • Statement of Candidacy:  Filed via the Federal Election Commission
  • Loyalty Oath (optional): All Candidates (SBE Form P-1C) (not currently available)
  • Statement of Economic Interests: Not required for Federal Offices

SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Not less than 3,000, nor more than 5,000, of the qualified primary electors of their respective party in the State of Illinois (10 ILCS 5/7-11)

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    • Financial Contributions: All candidates file with the Federal Election Commission, 1050 First Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20463. If you have specific questions, you may call them at (800) 424-9530.
    • Federal filing requirements are subject to change by the FEC. Contact the FEC for the latest information on filing requirements.
    FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION:

    DUTIES:

    • Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces
    • Commission Officers of the armed forces
    • Grant reprieves and pardons for federal offenses (except impeachment)
    • Convene Congress in special sessions
    • Receive ambassadors
    • Take care that the laws be faithfully executed
    • Wield the "executive power"
    • Appoint Cabinet officials, White House staff, and Supreme Court justices
    • Make treaties (with advice and consent of the United States Senate)
    • Appoint ambassadors, Cabinet members, and Supreme Court justice (with the advice and consent of the United States Senate)
    • Approve, or veto, legislation
    • Provide Congress with a State of the Union "from time to time", usually every January except in inaugural years
    • Sources: 

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