Candidates and Elected Officials

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.

Candidates can also find links to the official 2022 Candidate's Guide and Election and Campaign Finanace Calendar.

Click here for frequently asked questions on candidate filing and objections.


Important Dates and Signature Requirements Handout
for the November 8, 2022 Gubernatorial Election

Candidate Filing Dates & Deadlines

Wednesday, April 13: First day to circulate petitions for independent candidates and new party candidates

Tuesday, July 5 –Monday, July 11: Candidate filing period for new political parties and independent candidates

Monday, July 18: Last day for filing objections to nomination papers of candidates who filed during the July 5 – July 11 filing period. Objections are filed with the election authority where the nomination papers were originally filed.

Monday, July 25: Last day for appointee by established managing committee to file documents when no candidate was nominated at the Primary election.

Monday, August 1: Last day to file objections to a resolution to fill a vacancy when no candidate was nominated at the Primary election.

Thursday, September 8: Last day to file a notarized declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate.


Candidate Statement Tool

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.