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Politics of the United States
Illinois Constitution Review
Terms in this set (45)
What must the legislative branch do to override a Governor's vote?
What responsibility doe the house and Senate have involving impeachment proceedings?
Senate tries impeachment
When are elections held?
The first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in even- numbered years
What is homerule?
Rule voted by a city allowing a cities own constitution- must be 20,000 or more people in the city
Who appoints Associate Judges?
What type of vote is necessary to pass a bill in General Assembly?
Majority vote or record vote
Name the next three government officials that are in line to be Governor if the Governor dies.
Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Sec. of State
How long are the terms of office for Supreme Court Judges?
How long are the terms of office for Appellate Court Judges?
How long are the terms of office for Circuit Judges?
How long are the terms of office for Associate Judges?
How long is the term of office for the Governor?
How many different constitutions has Illinois had?
When did Illinois join the union?
December 3, 1818
What are the requirements to vote in Illinois?
18 years old, 30 day residency, and U.S. citizen
How is Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court chosen?
By the Supreme Court
What types of property are tax- exempt?
School, Church, Government land, Charity, Argicoltoral, Society
What officer is the keeper of the Great Seal of Illinois?
Secretary of State
How often must legislative redistricting be done in Illinois?
Every 10 years
How many legislative districts are there in Illinois?
How many representative districts are there in Illinois?
How many senators does Illinois have?
How many representatives does Illinois have?
What are the qualifications to be Governor?
25 years old, live in state for 3 years, and a U.S. citizen
What are the qualifications to be a member of the General Assembly?
U.S. citizen, 21 years old, and resident for two years prior
Who is charged with providing Illinois with public school system?
What is the minimum number of judges who must agree in order to get a decision in the Illinois Supreme Court?
Who do all judges (except Associate Judges) get their job?
How will the winner be decided if the election of an executive officer ends in a tie?
In which house can bills start?
In what year did our current Constitution get ratified?
Which Illinois Constitution lasted the longest?
The third (1870)
How can a citizen of a state of Illinois lose the privilege to vote?
Serving time in jail
What three county officers must every county have according to the Constitution?
Sheriff, County Clurk, and Treasurer
Bill of Rights
Separation of Powers are expanded
Requirements to vote
Legislative Branch (General Assembly)
Order of Succession
1.Governor- Pat Quin
2.Lt. Governor- Sheila Simon
3. Attorney General- Lisa Madigan
4. Sec. of State- Jesse White
Who is Governor?
Who is Lt. Governor?
Who is Attorney General?
Who is Sec. of State?
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