Illinois gubernatorial election, 1818

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Illinois gubernatorial election, 1818
September 17–19, 1818 → 1822

Candidate Shadrach Bond Henry Reavis
Party Independent Independent
Running mate Pierre Menard
Popular vote 3,828 19
Percentage 98.99 1.01

Governor before election

Office Created

Elected Governor

Shadrach Bond

The Illinois gubernatorial election of 1818 was the first election for governor in Illinois history. Shadrach Bond was the only serious candidate and won almost unanimously.


1818 gubernatorial election, Illinois
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Shadrach Bond 3,828 98.99 N/A
Independent Henry Reavis 19 1.01 N/A