About

Welcome to Illinois Election Data, a data driven website I've created to share and display useful campaign data on Illinois elections. During my time working on campaigns I have amassed a very large number of files on Illinois election data. Having been through this exercise so many times I know how difficult and time consuming it can be to have to build the same data files over and over and I have a lot of sympathy for those who have to do so. I created this site to try to provide a lot of the basic data in an easy to see, understand and use format to help the overworked campaign staffers who work too many hours.

There is quite a bit of information in this site:

  • MAPS - Click on MAPS to select various types of vote total maps with the results color coded on top of Google Maps.

  • VOTE ANALYSIS - Click on VOTE ANALYSIS to see spreadsheet style data on election results, vote share and/or turnout organized by county, ward, township, media market and/or region.

  • BUDGETS - Click on BUDGETS to see monthly line item fundraising and spending for previous campaigns as well as payroll and media buys.

  • REDISTRICTING - Click on REDISTRICTING to overlay various maps to see how they are different. You can look at the new ward, congressional, state house, or state senate boundaries and see how they compare to the old boundaries, or with each other or even with county boundaries.

If you have any questions check the FAQ for more info. If you have a support issue contact support: support@illinoiselectiondata.com

Scott Kennedy

I previously worked on a number of Illinois statewide races for Democratic candidates, two governor races and two senate races. In that time I have amassed a very large number of files on Illinois election data. Having been through this exercise so many times I know how difficult and time consuming it can be to have to build the same data files over and over and I have a lot of sympathy for those who have to do so. I created this site to try to provide a lot of the basic data in an easy to see, understand and use format to help the overworked campaign staffers who work too many hours.

In addition to the campaign work outlined above I have worked in government in various capacities and currently work in the private sector doing work that has virtually nothing to do with politics.

You can reach me by email at Scott.Kennedy (at) illinoiselectiondata.com and you can follow this website's Twitter account @ILElectionData for notifications about updates to this website. You can follow my personal Twitter account if you want @ScottTKennedy but that has little to do with politics and is mostly about hockey or the White Sox.