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Ballots were distributed to all eligible voters* on March 28, 2016. ISBA's election provider VR Election Services (VRES) emailed e-ballots to members with valid email addresses and mailed paper ballots to members without valid email addresses on Monday, March 28, 2016. Voting ends at 4:30 PM CT Friday, April 29. 

If you have not received your e-ballot, please ask your Information Technology (IT) person to check the email spam folder under the suffix "vres.us" to see if your e-ballot is there. IT can adjust the spam filter settings to allow the e-ballot to reach you. If your e-ballot is not in your spam folder, please contact VRES at 800-218-4026 or custserv@vres.us.

Your e-ballot will contain instructions on how to cast your vote electronically. If you prefer to vote by paper ballot, you may request one by contacting VRES at 800-218-4026 or custserv@vres.us. The last day to request a paper ballot was Friday, April 15.

All eligible voters* may vote for Third Vice President. Those with ISBA addresses that fall in one of the following districts/circuits are also eligible to vote in their respective Board of Governors race. Candidate bios can be viewed in the March Illinois Bar Journal.

Cook County: First Judicial District Board of Governors

Judicial Circuits 1-23: Under Age 37 outside Cook County Board of Governors.


Ballots were distributed to all eligible voters* on Monday, March 28, 2016. ISBA's election provider VR Election Services (VRES) emailed e-ballots to members with valid email addresses and mailed paper ballots to members without valid email addresses on Monday, March 28, 2016. The last day to request a paper ballot was Friday, April 15.

If you have not received your e-ballot, please ask your Information Technology (IT) person to check the email spam folder under the suffix "vres.us" to see if your e-ballot is there. IT can adjust the spam filter settings to allow the e-ballot to reach you. If your e-ballot is not in your spam folder, please contact VRES at 800-218-4026 or custserv@vres.us.

Your e-ballot will contain instructions on how to cast your vote electronically. If you prefer to vote by paper ballot, you may request one by contacting VRES at 800-218-4026 or custserv@vres.us. The last day to request a paper ballot was Friday, April 15.

All eligible voters* may vote for Third Vice President. Those with ISBA addresses that fall in one of the following districts/circuits are also eligible to vote in their respective Board of Governors race. Candidate bios can be viewed in the March Illinois Bar Journal.

Cook County: First Judicial District Board of Governors

Judicial Circuits 1-23: Under Age 37 outside Cook County Board of Governors.


Ballots for ISBA elections won't be distributed for another month, but it's not too early to get acquainted with the candidates' backgrounds. Voters will select from contested races for third vice-president and the Board of Governors. You can view candidate bios in the March Illinois Bar Journal.

The ISBA Election in the Spring will elect 10 seats on the Board of Governors, 44 Cook County Assembly seats and 88 Outside Cook Assembly seats. Nominating petitions must be filed by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016 at either the Illinois Bar Center, 424 South 2nd Street, in Springfield or the ISBA Office at 20 S. Clark Street, 9th Floor, Chicago. Petitions must be physically submitted with original signatures. Petitions submitted via email or fax will not be accepted.

Candidates should submit their biography and photo at www.isba.org/election/bioform

Find out more at www.isba.org/elections

The ISBA Election in the Spring of 2016 will elect 10 seats on the Board of Governors, 44 Cook County Assembly seats and 88 Outside Cook Assembly seats. Nominating petitions are now being accepted and must be filed by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016 at either the Illinois Bar Center, 424 South 2nd Street, in Springfield or the ISBA Office at 20 S. Clark Street, 9th Floor, Chicago. Petitions must be physically submitted with original signatures. Petitions submitted via email or fax will not be accepted.

Candidates should submit their biography and photo at www.isba.org/election/bioform

Find out more at www.isba.org/elections

The Illinois State Bar Association will hold its annual election in March 2016. Campaign season begins Oct. 1 for open ISBA seats including the office of 3rd Vice President, 10 seats on the Board of Governors, 44 Cook County Assembly seats and 88 Outside Cook Assembly seats.

The ISBA Notice of Election 2016 is now available.

Find out more at www.isba.org/elections

James McCluskey
James McCluskey
James F. McCluskey of Lisle won the race for third vice-president of the Illinois State Bar Association, and Jessica A. O’Brien of Chicago, Kent A. Gaertner of Wheaton, Rory T. Weiler of St. Charles, and Dennis J. Orsey of Granite City won contested races for seats on the ISBA Board of Governors. Sonni Choi Williams of Peoria and Charles Davis of Springfield won uncontested Board seats.

Here is the full Tellers report for the 2015 ISBA election:

CONTESTED RACES (winners in bold)

For Third Vice-President – 1 to be elected

  • James F. McCluskey, Lisle      2,366        
  • Lisa M. Nyuli, South Elgin      1,444

For Board of Governors – Cook County – 1 to be elected

  • John W. Damisch, Chicago     643
  • Jessica A. O’Brien, Chicago    838

For Board of Governors – Area 1 (Circuit 18) – 1 to be elected

  • Kent A. Gaertner, Wheaton                        176
  • Sharon R. Mulyk, Glen Ellyn                       103
  • Keith E. (Chuck) Roberts, Jr., Wheaton      160
  • Michael J. Scalzo, Wheaton                           70

For Board of Governors – Area 3 (Circuits 12, 13 16, 21 and 23) – 1 to be elected

  • Jean A. Kenol, Joliet              153
  • Rory T. Weiler, St. Charles    242

For Board of Governors – Area 8 (Circuits 3 and 20) – 1 to be elected

  • Dennis J. Orsey, Granite City    179
  • Tom Speedie, Nashville             117
  • Kristi Vetri, Belleville                  49

Voting in the ISBA election ends at 4:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, April 30th. Paper ballots must be received at VR Election Services in Texas by 4:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, April 30 in order to be counted.

Have you received your ISBA ballot?  

If not, please contact VRES at (800) 218-4026 or custserv@vres.us.

ISBA's election provider VR Election Services (VRES) emailed e-ballots to members with valid email addresses and mailed paper ballots to members without valid email addresses on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Candidate biographies can be found in the March Illinois Bar Journal.

Have you received your ISBA ballot?  

If not, please contact VRES at (800) 218-4026 or custserv@vres.us.

ISBA's election provider VR Election Services (VRES) emailed e-ballots to members with valid email addresses and mailed paper ballots to members without valid email addresses on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Candidate biographies can be found in the March Illinois Bar Journal.

Third Vice-President - 1 to be elected

  • James McCluskey 2
  • Lisa Nyuli 1