Petition packets for the February and April Consolidated Elections may be obtained from the local units of government (municipalities, school district, etc.) Circulation periods and filing information, as well as suggested forms, are also available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website at www.elections.il.gov.
Review of Petition Papers
The Lake County Clerk and staff cannot provide a review of nominating papers or legal opinions regarding petition papers. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to consult competent legal counsel regarding qualifications to seek office, preparation of petition papers, circulator requirements, signature requirements, etc. After petition papers have been filed, pages cannot be amended or added. A receipt for filing the required Statement of Economic Interests may be added until 5 p.m. on the last day to file.
Legal Objections to Nominating Papers
A candidate’s nominating papers are subject to legal challenge by qualified objectors when forms are incomplete or improperly completed. Appointments for reviewing registration for signers of petitions can be made with the Voter Registration Department at 847-377-2410. We encourage candidates to view the petition filing information video below for guidance on the process.
- March Primary Election - September 3, 2013 through December 2, 2013
- November General Election - March 25, 2014 through June 23, 2014