On this page, both new and returning candidates can find important election information and filing deadlnes as well as utilize the Clerk's Candidate Statement Tool.
Candidate Filing Dates & Deadlines
Tuesday, March 24: First day to circulate petitions for independent candidates, new party candidates and nonpartisan candidates
Monday, June 1: Last day for appointee by established managing committee to file documents when no candidate was nominated at the Primary election
Monday, June 8: Last day to file objections to a resolution to fill a vacancy when no candidate was nominated at the Primary election
Monday, July 13 – Monday, July 20: Candidate filing period for new political parties, independent candidates and nonpartisan candidates
Monday, July 27: Last day for filing objections to nomination papers of candidates who filed during the July 13 – July 20 filing period. Objections are filed with the election authority where the nomination papers were originally filed
Thursday, September 3: Last day to file a notarized declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate
The Cook County Clerk’s Office invites all candidates in suburban Cook County to submit a statement to be included in our online Voter Information guide. This is a free opportunity to tell voters – in your own words – about your background and positions.