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Petition Packets

Candidates who wish to file for the 2014 General Election will find required forms in the 2014 Candidate's Guide available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website. The 2014 election cycle circulation and filing dates and campaign finance filing deadlines are also on the site (2014 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar).

Lake County Offices to be Elected

  • County Clerk
  • Sheriff
  • Treasurer
  • Regional Superintendent of Schools
  • County Board Member, Districts 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 17 and 19
  • North Shore Sanitary Trustee, Districts 3 and 5

Courtesy Petition Packets
New Political Party (PDF Format)
Independent Candidate (PDF Format)

Circulation Dates

  • November General Election
    March 25, 2014 through June 23, 2014

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 should be made with the appropriate voter registration office for Lake County. The petition filing information video below may provide guidance pending the opening of the Lake County Election Commission.


Contact Us

Willard R. Helander
Lake County Clerk

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

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