On this page, both new and returning candidates can find important election information and filing deadlines as well as utilize the Clerk's Candidate Statement Tool.
Important Dates and Signature Requirements Handout
for the June 28, 2022 Gurbernatorial Primary Election
Candidate Filing Dates & Deadlines
Thursday, January 13: First day to circulate petitions for established political party candidates
Monday, March 7 - 14: Petition filing period for established political party candidates
Wednesday, March 23: Last day for filing objections to nomination papers of candidates who filed during the March 7 -14 filing period
*Last day to withdraw (incompatible offices)
Wednesday, March 23: Last day to withdraw for candidates who filed for incompatible offices
Thursday, April 21: Last day to file withdrawal papers with the State Board of Elections
Wednesday, April 27: Last day to file withdrawal papers with the County Clerk
Thursday, April 28: Last day to file a notarized Declaration of Intent to be a Write–in Candidate (5:00 PM)
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.