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Voting is now underway in the 2019 ISBA Election

Ballots were distributed Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The deadline for voting is Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Central Time for all voting methods: e-ballot, paper or internet.

Who is eligible to vote?

All members of the Association (except non-lawyer members) with dues paid by March 1, 2019 are eligible to vote. 

What race(s) will be on my ballot?

Eligible members with ISBA addresses in the areas in which there are contested elections may vote in the appropriate Board of Governors and Assembly race.

The following seats are contested this year:

Board of Governors:

  • 1st Judicial District (Cook County)
  • Area 2 (Circuits 17, 19 and 22)
  • Area 7 (Circuits 1, 2 and 4)
  • Under Age 37 – Outside Cook County (Circuits 1-23)


  • Third Judicial Circuit
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit

Pursuant to the Policy and Procedures on Association Elections, when a vacancy is uncontested (candidates filing equaled or were less than the number of candidates to be elected) each candidate is automatically elected.

What kind of ballot will I receive?

  • If we have an email address: e-ballot via email
  • If we don't have an email address: paper ballot via mail

What if I don't want to vote using the ballot I receive?

  • Members receiving e-ballots may request a paper ballot as explained in the e-ballot email. The deadline to request a paper ballot is April 15, 2019.
  • Members receiving paper ballots may vote via internet following instructions provided on the paper ballot.


Please contact Brenda at btodt@isba.org or call 800-252-8908