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Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate

In order to become a write-in candidate, an individual must file a "Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In" form with the County Clerk at least 61 days prior to an election.

However, when an objection to a candidate's nominating papers or petitions for an office is sustained after the 61st day before the election, he or she can file a notarized declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for that office with the County Clerk no later than 7 days prior to the election.

Write-in votes are only tabulated for candidates who file this form.


Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate (PDF format 20KB)


How to Cast a Write-In Vote on an Optical Scan Ballot (PDF format 13KB)

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Carla N. Wyckoff
Lake County Clerk


Elections Department
18 N. County Street
Room 101
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(847) 377-2314
(847) 984-5824 Fax

Elections@lakecountyil.gov​​​​​

 
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