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 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  

Monday, March 21: 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)

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)


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.