Petition packets for 2020 Kane County candidates available
Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham has announced that petition packets for established party candidates running for local offices in the March 17, 2020, general primary election are now available online at the Kane County Clerk's website, kanecountyclerk.org, and at the clerk's office, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Building B, Geneva, and 5 E. Downer Place, Suite F, Aurora.
"These petitions and other forms are available for those individuals interested in running for office at the county or precinct level. Our office is happy to continue providing resources like these to residents who want to engage in public service and run for office," Cunningham said.
Packets, including petitions, statement of candidacy, loyalty oath, statement of economic interests, signature requirements, filing deadlines and other candidate information and forms, are available for Democratic and Republican Party candidates for the following local offices: County Chair, Circuit Clerk, County Auditor, County Coroner, County Recorder, State's Attorney, County Board districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24, and Precinct Committeeperson.
Nominating papers may be filed in person or by mail at the Geneva office only, but, if mailed, must be received during the filing period in order to be considered timely.
The first day of the filing period is Monday, Nov. 25, and the clerk's office will begin accepting filings at 8:30 a.m. The final day of the filing period is Monday, Dec. 2, and the office will be open until 5 p.m.
Petitions received prior to the first day and after the last day of filing will be returned to the candidate. The clerk's office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29, for Thanksgiving.
Simultaneous filings of candidate nominating petitions for the same office occur for those candidates in line at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 25 or for petitions received after midnight Nov. 25 for filing in the first U.S. Postal Service delivery of that day.
Simultaneous filings also can occur Monday, Dec. 2, during the last hour of the filing deadline between 4 and 5 p.m. A lottery will be held in December to determine ballot placement of simultaneous filings.
It is strongly recommended that all prospective candidates should review the information and obtain legal advice when preparing nominating papers. The clerk's office is not permitted to provide a review of nominating papers or any legal advice.
Candidates for other offices, including state or federal office, as well as presidential delegates, can find additional information in the election calendar published by the Illinois State Board of Elections, available at www.elections.il.gov. More information about election-related deadlines can be found at kanecountyelections.org, at the clerk's office, or by calling (630) 232-5990.
The Kane County Clerk's Office is the election authority for Kane County. The Clerk's Office promotes availability and access to information about the election to Kane County residents. Developing new and innovative ways to serve the public has been a focus for Cunningham and the clerk's office.
Examples include expanding the number of early voting sites in Kane County, establishing a call center for residents and election workers to resolve Election Day problems, developing a Voter Outreach Program to encourage voter registration and participation in early voting, improving election technology, and providing updated information to Kane County residents through the clerk's website, kanecountyelections.org; Twitter @KaneCoILClerk; and Facebook www.facebook.com/kanecountyclerk.