On the federal level
For the office of president of the United States, Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and vice presidential nominee Joe Biden will seek a second term in office. Also running for the office of president and vice president are Republican challengers Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan; Libertarian candidates Gary Johnson and James P. Gray; and Green Party nominees Jill Stein and Howie Hawkins.
Seeking re-election to another term as U.S. Congress in the 15th Congressional District is Republican candidate John M. Shimkus, who is opposed by Democratic candidate, Angela Michael.
In the 12th Congressional District, candidates running for U.S. Congress include: Jason Plummer, Republican; William L. Enyart, Democrat; and Paula Bradshaw, Green.
On the state level
In the 59th legislative district, Democratic incumbent Gary F. Forby has opposition from Republican Mark Minor.
Running unopposed for state representative in the Illinois General Assembly in the 118th representative district is Democratic candidate Brandon W. Phelps.
Voters in Massac County will also decide between Stephen McGlynn, Republican, and Judy Cates, Democrat, for the judge of the appellate court fifth judicial district, to fill the vacancy of the Honorable James K. Donovan.
In addition, voters will also be deciding on judicial retention for Melissa Ann Chapman, Mark H. Clarke, Mark M. Boie and Brad K. Bleyer.
In Massac County
For the office of circuit clerk, candidate Larry Grace, Republican, is running unopposed.
In the race for county coroner the candidates are Joe Miller, Constitution and Mark Fitch, Republican. There is no candidate from the Democratic Party.
Also running unopposed for the office of state's attorney is Republican candidate Patrick Windhorst.
The most sought after race in is that of the office of county commissioner, with three candidates seeking election. The candidates are Tim S. Pearcy, Constitution; Jeffery K. Weber, Republican and incumbent Billy J. Hillebrand, Democrat.