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1962 United States Senate election in Illinois

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1962 United States Senate election in Illinois

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Nominee Everett M. Dirksen Sidney R. Yates
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,961,202 1,748,007
Percentage 52.87% 47.13%

Illinois Senate Election Results by County, 1962.svg
County Results
Dirksen:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Yates:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. senator before election

Everett M. Dirksen

Elected U.S. Senator

Everett M. Dirksen

The 1962 United States Senate election in Illinois was held on November 6, 1962[1] to elect one of Illinois's members to the United States Senate. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator and Minority Leader Everett Dirksen won re-election to his third term.

Election information

The primaries and general election coincided with those for congress and state elections.

Primaries were held on April 10.[1][2]


Turnout in the primary elections was 33.36%, with a total of 1,815,849 votes cast.[1][3]

Turnout during the general election was 72.66%, with 3,709,209 votes cast.[1][3]

Democratic primary

Democratic primary[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sidney R. Yates 744,128 77.25
Democratic Lar "America First" Daly 219,169 22.75
Write-in Others 3 0.00
Total votes 963,300 100

Republican primary

Republican primary[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Everett McKinley Dirksen (incumbent) 742,973 87.15
Republican Harley D. Jones 109,574 12.85
Write-in Others 2 0.00
Total votes 852,549 100

General election

Dirksen carried 86 of the state's 102 counties.[1] Among the counties that Yates carried over Dirksen was the state's most populous county, Cook County, in which Yates won with 51.30% to Dirksen's 48.70%.[1] 52.97% of all votes cast in the election were from Cook County.[1] In the combined vote of the state's other 101 counties, Dirksen won 57.58% to Yates' 42.43%.[1]

General election[1][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Everett McKinley Dirksen (incumbent) 1,961,202 52.87
Democratic Sidney R. Yates 1,748,007 47.13
Majority 213,195 5.74
Total votes 3,709,209 100
Republican hold

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "OFFICIAL VOTE of the STATE OF ILLINOIS Cast at the GENERAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 6, 1960 JUDICIAL ELECTION, 1961–1962 • PRIMARY ELECTION GENERAL PRIMARY, APRIL, 10, 1962" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Elections. Retrieved 1 July 2020.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Illinois Blue Book 1961-1962. Illinois Secretary of State. p. 911. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b "OFFICIAL VOTE Cast at the GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 4, 1986" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Elections. Retrieved 10 April 2020.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1962" (PDF). Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  5. ^ Illinois Blue Book 1963-1964. Illinois Secretary of State. p. 979. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
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