Jason M. Gant

Secretary of State

Qualifications to hold office & term limits

President of the United States
35 years old, natural United States born citizen, 14 years residency within the U.S.

U.S. Senator
30 years old, 9 years a citizen of U.S., inhabitant of state when elected

U.S. Representative
25 years old, 7 years a citizen of U.S., inhabitant of state when elected

Governor and Lt. Governor
2 years residency, Citizen of United States, 21 years old, Term Limit: 2 consecutive terms

Constitutional Officers
No specified qualifications, Term Limit: 2 consecutive terms

Legislators
21 years old; 2 years residency; qualified voter; may not have been convicted of bribery, perjury or other infamous crime; may not have illegally taken "public moneys"; Term Limit: 4 consecutive terms in House, 4 consecutive terms in Senate

Public Utilities Commissioner
25 years old, 2 years residency, qualified voter of the state, no conflict of interest

Circuit Court Judges
Citizen of United States, resident of state, voter in circuit, licensed to practice law

Supreme Court Justice
Citizen of United States, resident of state, voter in district represented, licensed to practice law

Delegates to state or national party conventions
Registered voter of party

County Officials
State's attorney must be licensed to practice law.
Sheriff candidate must have a certification from Law Enforcement Officers Standards Commission before filing. Call 773-3584.

Municipal Officials
Qualified voter and resident of municipality, reside in municipality 3 months before election, not a defaulter to the municipality. Alderman candidates must be registered voters and residents of the ward they are running for when nominated.

School Board Members
Resident voter, may not hold an incompatible office.