On April 14, Governor Bruce Rauner issued amended writs of election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of former U.S. Representative Aaron Schock.
The date for the Special Primary Election is July 7th, and the date for the Special General Election is September 10th. The writs have been modified from their original filing after a federal judge approved a consent decree to comply with the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
As prescribed by Illinois law, the first day for candidates of established political parties to file original nomination papers with the State Board of Elections will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The last day to file nomination papers will be Monday, April 20, 2015. Those dates are not modified by the consent decree.