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Parents > United States > Illinois > IL State House > IL State House At-Large
OfficeState House
Type General Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1964 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 03, 1964 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 03, 1964 - 11:00pm
Term Start January 01, 1965 - 12:00am
Term End January 01, 1967 - 12:00am
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Last Modifiedev December 10, 2009 02:26pm
Data SourcesOfficial Vote, 1964 Illinois Secretary of State P. 49-136
Description The Illinois legislature adopted a reapportionment amendment in the 1950s that required the state’s legislative districts to be redrawn every ten years. The law stated that if an agreement to redraw the districts could not be reached, then all of Illinois’ 177 members (at that time) of the House of Representatives would have to be elected at-large. The failure of the Legislature to re-draw the districts in 1963 resulted in the strange election of November 1964, where all of the state’s voters were handed a three-foot-long, orange-colored paper ballot listing all of the candidates for the 177 House seats. The penalty provision that caused this unprecedented election has been removed from the books, but the lesson apparently has not been learned – the Illinois General Assembly has only been able to redraw legislative districts once in more than a century (1965). After handing the matter over to the Legislative Redistricting Commission, they also have only accomplished the task once, in 1971.
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Name Adlai Stevenson III John K. Morris Anthony Scariano John P. Touhy Abner J. Mikva William A. Redmond Joseph T. Connelly
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
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Certified Votes (0.00% in)2,417,978 (0.46%) 2,410,365 (0.46%) 2,385,652 (0.46%) 2,378,228 (0.45%) 2,377,439 (0.45%) 2,371,134 (0.45%) 2,369,556 (0.45%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -7,613 (-0.00%) -32,326 (-0.01%) -39,750 (-0.01%) -40,539 (-0.01%) -46,844 (-0.01%) -48,422 (-0.01%)
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Name John E. Cassidy, Jr. John A. Kennedy Bernard M. Peskin Chester P. Majewski Daniel M. Pierce James P. Loukas Esther Saperstein
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
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Certified Votes (0.00% in)2,368,063 (0.45%) 2,367,755 (0.45%) 2,367,287 (0.45%) 2,366,785 (0.45%) 2,364,469 (0.45%) 2,363,338 (0.45%) 2,361,847 (0.45%)
Margin-49,915 (-0.01%) -50,223 (-0.01%) -50,691 (-0.01%) -51,193 (-0.01%) -53,509 (-0.01%) -54,640 (-0.01%) -56,131 (-0.01%)
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