Terms and their lengths
Requirements to become elected
- be twenty-five years of age
- a United States citizen
- a resident of Illinois for three years prior to election
Sunday, Nov. 1st, 12am to Saturday, Nov. 7th, 11:45pm
All about the Benjamins
In 2013, the Illinois governor’s salary was $177,412 and the average was $133,348. The state with the highest paid governor was Pennsylvania at $187,256 and the lowest was Maine at $70,000. The governors of Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee all do not accept the paycheck they receive and return it all to the state. Michigan’s governor returns all but $1 of his salary. One reason for governors that return their pay is because they are already incredibly rich.