2/7/2018  Due to an objection to one of the Democratic Attorney General Candidates petitions and the Court not ruled yet, we do not have Democratic ballots to mail or programming for our tabulators.  Anyone wishing to early vote, which starts February 8, 2018, will insert their ballt into the auxiliary bin of the ballot box until we can test the absentee tabulators.  Hopefully we will have a Court ruling by next week.  All mail in requests for Democratic ballots have been sent a letter telling them that their ballot mailing will be delayed.

The State of Illinois' General Primary Election will be held on March 20, 2018.  


Notice of Primary Election and Polling Places click here

Specimen Ballot:  Democratic; Republican; Green

Early Voting Notice click here  -   see 2/7/18 note above.

New Voting tabulators: click here

Public Notice regarding write-in candidate, registering to vote, early voting and Senior Citizens, Nursing Home Residents & Disabled Voters:  click here

Public Test Notice click here

Notice of Color of Primary Ballots click here


For the State Board of Elections Calendar at a Glance click here.

For an A-7 Application for Vote By Mail Ballot click here - since this is a Primary Election, be sure to fill in party preference.  Applications can be returned after December 20, 2017, but ballots will not be mailed until February 8, 2018.  The last day to return application and for us to mail out a ballot is March 15, 2018.  (Military and overseas citizens should contact the office or State for information.)

The Military and Overseas Voter Guidelines click here

Candidates should refer to the Illinois State Board of Elections web site www.elections.il.gov for

    1.  2018 Candidate's Guide or click here  (frequently asked questions begin on page 51)

    2.  2018 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar or click here

    3.  Candidates whom file in Springfield can get the information/forms and print by clicking on the CANDIDATES ICON (across the top) - Running for Office - then selecting their office (available closer to circulating time)


For local candidate signature requirements click here. (Green Party is 5 except for Precinct Committeeman is 10.)  For 2018 Petition and Filing Information click here

Candidates file November 27, 2017 thru December 4, 2017. 

For the list of candidates whom have filed for the local offices click here.

The first day to circulate petitions for established party candidates is September 5, 2017:

   County Wide Offices petition P10 click here.

   County Board petition P26 click here.

   Precinct Committeemen petition P27 click here.

   Statement of Candidacy for P1 click here.

   Statement of Economic Interest Form click here  (not required for Precinct Committeemen).

    Loyalty Oath (optional) click here.

The last day to file to be a write-in candidate is January 18, 2018. Each successful write-in must file a Statement of Candidacy and Statement of Economic Interest Form (if office requires).  Click here for Intent to be a Write-In Form P-1F and Statement of Candidacy Form P-1.

NOTE:  Independent Candidates do not circulate until March 27, 2018, so forms will be uploaded at a later date.


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