Petition packets for spring primary now available at Kane County Clerk's office
Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham announced that petition packets for established party candidates running for local offices at the March 19, 2024 General Primary Election are now available online at the Kane County Clerk's website, clerk.kanecountyil.gov, and at the offices in Geneva and Aurora.
"The nominating petitions and other forms used by candidates interested in running for office at the county or precinct level are now available online through our website," Cunningham said. "As with all other areas of the election process, we seek to promote accessibility for candidates as well. We encourage residents who want to engage in public service by running for office, and we will continue to provide resources to assist them."
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 Board 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.
The first day for candidates to circulate nominating petitions is Sept. 5.
Nominating papers may be filed in person or by mail at the Geneva office only (719 S. Batavia Ave., Building B, Geneva, IL 60134). If mailed, it must be received during the filing period in order to be considered timely.
The first day of the filing period is Nov. 27 and the Clerk's Office will begin accepting filings at 8:30 a.m. The final day of the filing period is Dec. 4, 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.
Simultaneous filings of candidate nominating petitions for the same office occur for those candidates in line at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 27 or for petitions received after midnight on Nov. 27 for filing in the first U.S. Postal Service delivery of that day.
Simultaneous filings can also occur Dec. 4 during the last hour of the filing deadline between 4-5 p.m. A lottery will be held in December to determine ballot placement of simultaneous filings.
It is strongly recommended that prospective candidates review the information and obtain legal advice when preparing nominating papers. The Clerk's Office cannot review nominating papers or provide 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 clerk.kanecountyil.gov/Elections, at the Clerk's Office, or by calling (630) 232-5990.
The Clerk's Office strives to be the most transparent election authority in Illinois. Clerk Cunningham has developed innovative ways to serve the public, including expanding early voting, establishing a call center to resolve Election Day issues, developing a Voter Outreach Program to increase voter registration and early voting, and improving technology.