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We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Nov 17, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62704-4503

Job Requisition ID:  21338

Agency: Board of Elections 
Closing Date/Time: December 31st, 2022 4:00pm
Salary: $5,303.00 - $12,374
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1


The SBE is a non-code agency and DOES NOT accept CMS-100 applications.

Click here to download a State Board of Elections Employment Application (Download PDF reader).


Please complete the application and resume and mail or email to:

Illinois State Board of Elections
Attn: Danielle Martinez
2329 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704

Fax to: 217-558-5401

Job Responsibilities

Subject to administrative approval, acts as liaison between SBE and legislative leaders in regards to legislative affairs directly affecting budget, statutory requirement changes and legislative mandates; coordinates activities of professional staff responsible for implementing and executing division policies and procedures; plans new program objectives and reviews, evaluates and modifies existing programs in conjunction with Division Directors and Executive Director.

Directs the preparation and implementation and coordinates all staff activity with respect to election and campaign finance legislation; establishes procedures for review and evaluation of all election and campaign finance legislation whether initiated by the Board, a legislator or other governmental entity; participates in the legislative process through direct contact and consultation with legislators regarding the merits or demerits of proposed legislation affecting the administration of election and campaign finance laws; testifies as Board representative in Senate and House Elections Committees; consults with and assists committee staff in analysis of election and campaign finance bills and amendments thereto.

Directs staff activity in research and compilation of data to be utilized as a basis for Board initiated legislation or proposed rules and regulations; directs the preparation of factual, conceptual and statistical staff reports recommending Board initiated election and campaign finance legislation and assessing the administrative and economic impact of such legislation if enacted; directs and  presents an annual legislative program to the Executive Director and the Board for consideration and approval; consults with the coordinates Board program with the Election laws Commission; drafts Board initiated legislative proposals in bill form for submission to legislative reference bureau to be prepared for introduction; monitors and tracks the progress of all election related legislation and amendments of the Governor with respect to the merits and demerits of election and campaign finance legislation passed by the General Assembly.

Assists in preparation of the annual budget and initiates and promotes Board appropriation bill in the General Assembly; directs the collection and evaluation of proposals for election and campaign legislation from other division heads and their staff.





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Establishes and maintains liaison with all local governmental associations and all civic organizations and election authorities for the purpose of obtaining input  or support for the Board legislative program or Board proposed rules and regulations, acts as speaker at local government associations election authority and civic organization conventions and meetings on the subject of proposed and enacted election related legislation including legislation related to the consolidation of elections; initiates and conducts internal and external workshops to review proposed or enacted election and campaign finance legislation and  to evaluate the administrative and economic impact of such legislation.

Directs staff in the research and preparation of fact findings, educational, statistical or informational reports related to elections and campaign practices and governmental operations affecting elections and campaigns as requested by the Board, the Executive Director or other division heads.

Establishes and maintains contact with the office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington regarding Congressional legislation related to military and overseas voting and Defense office guidelines affecting the administration of military and overseas voting; establishes and maintains contact with the Federal Election Commission Clearinghouse on Election Administration for the purposes of information gathering, exchange of ideas and input for planned regional workshops.

Other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to four years college preferably with courses in governmental studies or business administration.  Requires prior experience equivalent to three years of progressive responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization preferably with experience in election law and procedures.  Requires thorough knowledge of the legislative process.

This position title is eligible for our hybrid telework arrangement (up to 2 remote days per week) and tuition reimbursement programs (100% of tuition costs covered). Upon accepting this position, you will be eligible to enroll into the State of Illinois Group Insurance Program, which includes various highly competitive and low cost coverage options for health, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition this position offers a competitive time off package, including: 12 paid sick days per calendar year (accrual basis); a minimum of 10 paid vacation days per calendar year (accrual basis); 3 personal days per calendar year; and 12 paid state holidays per calendar year.


The SBE welcomes all and promotes workplace diversity. It is our individual traits, character, and experiences that make each of us special and unique. It is only when we bring that individualism together and work as a diverse team that we thrive. There is no place for discrimination based on race, religion, culture, sexual identity or orientation, age, or disability at the State Board of Elections.