U.S. Representative (IL-16)
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Nov 03, 2020
Nov 25, 2019 - Jun 29, 2020
There are 435 U.S. Representatives in the United States that comprise the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the United States Congress. U.S. Representatives are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing congressional committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). Federal funding bills originate in the House of Representative, and the House of Representatives is responsible for carrying out impeachment proceedings. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Representatives have offices in Washington D.C. and their home districts to address concerns of citizens in their districts. The yearly salary for a United States Congressional Representative is $174,000.
Application GuidelinesTo run for this position you must contact the County Clerk's Elections Division in which you reside, or the Illinois State Board of Elections. Be aware that the filing window is typically only one week long, however the period for circulating petitions for signatures and preparing your paperwork is much longer (typically 90 days). If you are considering running, contact the County Clerk as soon as possible to verify that you are eligible to run for this position, and to clarify the requirements for running (petition signatures, filing fees, etc.) The County Clerks and the State Board of Elections are the administrators for the elections and their purpose is to help voters and candidates, so contact them as soon as possible. Additionally, please use the weblink to the Candidate Guide provided by the State of Illinois here: http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/PDF/2016CanGuide.pdf
Submit application to:
Illinois State Board of Elections, 2329 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL, 62704, US