CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL OFFICES
CANDIDATE INFORMATION AND FORMS

Congratulations on your decision to run for public office and thus get involved in local government.  Elected officials work closely with the public and other elected/appointed officials in dealing with, and overcoming, the many challenges facing local governments today.  Through teamwork and good communication we are providing services to the community at an affordable cost.  As those individuals already in office know, the demands placed on elected officials are growing, and therefore a wide variety of skills, talents and expertise is needed to continue meeting the needs of the community efficiently.  Those individuals, like yourself, wishing to get involved can be commended.  Good luck!

FORMS NEEDED AND AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD:

Petitions

Non-partisan Offices

County Offices – Established Political Party

County Board

Independents

Precinct Committeeman

 

Statement of Candidacy – Required for all candidates. The candidate’s name should appear in the same form on the Statement of Candidacy as the name appears on the petition sheets.  NOTE:  The name of the candidate will appear on the ballot as it appears on the 1st page of the petitions.

Established political party

Independent candidates

Non-partisan candidates

 

Loyalty Oath – Optional for all offices

Code of Fair Campaign Practices – Optional for all offices. If you plan to file this statement, DO NOT bind this document with your petition packet.  Please submit it separately at the County Clerk’s Office when you file your paperwork.

Statement of Economic Interests – Required for all candidates except Precinct Committeeman

Former Name Change Notification – Required notification to all candidates.

SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS:

Established Political Party (County Offices) Contact the local election authority or the County Clerk’s Office at 277-2150 to determine signature requirements.

Established Political Party (County Board) – A minimum of 25 primary electors of his/her party of the primary electors of his/her district.

Independent Candidates – Contact the County Clerk’s Office at 277-2150 for signature requirements.

Precinct Committeeman – A minimum of ten (10) primary electors of his/her party in his/her precinct.

 FOR A COMPLETE "CANDIDATE’S GUIDE" OR A COMPLETE "GUIDE TO CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE," ACCESS THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTION’S WEBSITE AT www.elections.il.gov

 


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