Ethics The Cook County Clerk's Ethics Filings Division accepts and records documents detailing the financial activities of public officials, candidates, and certain government officials. Statements of Economic Interest Submit a Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) or view which units of government, elected officials & employees submitted an SEI as well as how they answered. Lobbyist Information Pursuant to State Law, County Clerks will no longer accept lobbyist registrations. Visit the Secretary of State or click here for more info. Campaign Disclosures Financial information about political committees and candidates is available in a searchable format at the Illinois State Board of Elections website.