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Filing period for 2018 candidate nominating petitions begins Nov. 27

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Submitted by Kane County Clerk

Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham reminds Kane County residents that Monday, Nov. 27, is the first day on which established party candidates, both Republicans and Democrats, running for local county and precinct level offices at the March 20, 2018 general primary election can file nominating petitions.

Nominating papers filed in person at the clerk's office, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Building B, Geneva will be accepted beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. All candidates in line by 8:30 a.m. will be deemed to have filed at 8:30 a.m. and will be eligible for the lottery to determine ballot position.

The filing period continues through Monday, Dec. 4. Petitions will not accepted after 5 p.m. Dec. 4.

Local offices up for election include county clerk, county sheriff, county treasurer, regional superintendent of schools, odd-numbered county board districts, and precinct committeeman. Petition packets, which include petitions, statement of candidacy, loyalty oath, statement of economic interests, signature requirements, filing deadlines and other candidate information and forms, are still available online at the Kane County Clerk's website, kanecountyelections.org/UpForElection.aspx, and at the Clerk's Office.

"The first day of the filing period is an exciting day, especially for first time candidates. The clerk's office is prepared to accept petitions, and we welcome all those who are interested in taking this first important step in public service," Cunningham said.

More information about election-related deadlines, including the 2017-19 Kane County Election Calendar, can be found on the Kane County Clerk's website, www.kanecountyelections.org.

Other election information can be found in the election calendars published by the Illinois State Board of Elections, available at www.elections.il.gov.

It is strongly recommended that prospective candidates review the information and obtain legal advice when preparing petitions and other nominating papers. The clerk's office is not permitted to provide a review of nominating papers or provide any legal advice.

As the election authority for Kane County, the Clerk's Office provides many resources for those interested in running for office as well as for those residents who wish to be informed about the elections process.

Through the Voter Outreach Program, the VoteMobile, participation in community events and forums, the clerk's website, www.kanecountyelections.org, and Twitter feed, @KaneCoILClerk, the Clerk's Office provides information and resources directly to Kane County residents.

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