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
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.
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.