Petition Packets

Circulation periods and filing information for the 2020 Elections are available in the 2020 Candidate's Guide (IL State Board of Elections).  Other information, as well as suggested forms, will soon be available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

Petition Packets
Board of Education Members (PDF)
Regional Board of School Trustee (PDF)

Circulation Dates

  • March 17, 2020 General Primary Election
    September 3, 2019 - December 2, 2019

Filing Period

  • March 17, 2020 General Primary Election
    November 25, 2019 - December 2, 2019

Review of Petition Papers

The Lake County Clerk and staff cannot provide a review of nominating papers or legal opinions regarding petition papers. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to consult competent legal counsel regarding qualifications to seek office, preparation of petition papers, circulator requirements, signature requirements, etc. After petition papers have been filed, pages cannot be amended or added. A receipt for filing the required Statement of Economic Interests may be added until 5 p.m. on the last day to file.

Legal Objections to Nominating Papers

A candidate’s nominating papers are subject to legal challenge by qualified objectors when forms are incomplete or improperly completed. Appointments for reviewing the voter registration of petition signers should be made with the Lake County Clerk's Office.