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|Popular Vote||Electoral Vote|
|Barack H. Obama||Joseph R. Biden, Jr.||Democratic
|Willard Mitt Romney||Paul Ryan||Republican
|Gary Johnson||James P. Gray||Libertarian
|Jill Stein||Howie Hawkins||Green
|Virgil H. Goode, Jr.||
|Ross C. 'Rocky' Anderson||
|Jill Ann Reed||
- Official Results do not count any write-in votes for candidates that did not register for qualified write-in status. Officially registered write-in votes total 67 votes for 14 candidates. The write-ins votes listed here were collected from each county official report (incomplete data).
|2012 Population:||12,859,752||Est.||2012 Population Density:||89.3||persons/km2|
|2010 Population:||12,830,632||Enum.||2010 Population Density:||89.1||persons/km2|
|Total Electoral Vote:||20||Electoral Vote Density:||642,988||persons/EV|
|Land Area (2000):||143,961||km2||Annual Pop Growth Rate:||0.1||%|
|Election Data and Statistics:|
- Source for Popular Vote data: Illinois State Board of Elections, "President and Vice President of the United States," Official Vote November 6, 2012 General Election (Springfield, 2012)
- Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
|Results for and Individual County:|
|The 2012 Campaign: