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.
- February Primary Election - Aug. 26, 2014 through Nov. 24, 2014
- April Consolidated Election - Sept. 23, 2014 through Dec. 22, 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.