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Illinois Arab American Population

U.S. Census Estimated Arab American Population: 85,465
Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey Rolling 5-Year Average – U.S. Census Bureau

Illinois Demographic Sheet 


Key Election Resources



Primary Election


Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: February 18, 2014
Primary Election: March 18, 2014

General Election

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 7, 2014
General Election: November 4, 2014

Find out where your polling place is and if you are registered to vote in Illinois.
Click here for information on absentee voting and to download an absentee ballot form starting February, 2014.
For more information, please visit the Illinois State Election Website.

2012 State Voter Guide

State Party Information


Illinois Democratic Party
Michael J. Madigan, Chairman

1201 South Veterans Parkway, Suite C
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 546-7404
Fax: (217) 546-8847

Twitter: @ILSenDems

Illinois Republican Party
John Dorgan, Chairman

P.O. Box 78
Springfield, IL 62705
Chicago Office Phone: (312) 201-9000
Chicago Office Fax: (312) 201-0181

Twitter: @ILGop


And They’re Off! Upcoming Elections in Five Key States

September 25, 2013 — Blog

And They’re Off! Upcoming Elections in Five Key States

Since there seems to be election-related news in virtually every one of our key states, we thought we’d get it to you all in one go. You’d think the focus would be on 2013, but in fact, there’s a lot of “candidate movement” around 2014, too, so we’ve broken it down by year. Read More »

Yalla Vote Launches Voter Registration Widget

September 24, 2013 — Blog

Yalla Vote Launches Voter Registration Widget

Today, on National Voter Registration Day, AAI and the Yalla Vote campaign launched a new voter registration widget powered by Rock the Vote. The widget is designed to make registering to vote easier than ever for our community. Most everything is done online. Simply enter your information into the secure online form and the widget will pull up all the appropriate forms for you to complete that are required by your state’s Board of Elections. Once you have completed everything, the widget will send you an email with a generated form you can print, fold, and send in to your state’s Board of Elections - the appropriate address will be included in the email. From start to finish, the whole process takes five minutes. It’s that simple. Read More »

Illinois Field Gets Smaller, but No Less Challenging for Gov. Quinn

September 17, 2013 — Blog

Illinois Field Gets Smaller, but No Less Challenging for Gov. Quinn

Bill Daley, former White House Chief of Staff and member of Illinois’ political dynasty, pulled out of the Illinois Governor’s race today. Daley was considered a serious challenge to beleaguered Gov. Pat Quinn, particularly following Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s July announcement that she would not seek the Governor’s seat. Daley’s departure leaves Quinn alone —thus far— in the Democratic field. The state’s fiscal condition — with a $100 billion state pension crisis, Detroit declaring bankruptcy, Chicago schools laying off nearly 1,500 teachers and classroom aides— may be Quinn’s biggest hurdle. But the GOP line-up won’t be easy to tackle, either. Read More »

Organizations to Know*


Arab American Action Network
Chicago Advisory Council on Arab Affairs
Arab American Police Association
Arab American Family Services
Arab American Democratic Club

*Please contact Emily Manna if you would like your organization listed.