Candidate Services

Information contained within this section is for informational purposes only. Candidates are advised to seek competent legal counsel for any campaign or election related issues.

2018 STATE OF ILLINOIS CANDIDATE’S GUIDE

PETITIONS
– important dates
– fill out and print
– signature requirements
– who signed out

WRITE-IN CANDIDATE
– print a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In candidate
– find a list of Write-In candidates
– instructions on casting a Write-In Vote

VOTER INFORMATION AVAILABLE
– find out how to obtain lists
– what the cost is
– restrictions

PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN
– printable PDF list of all Precinct Committeemen

COUNTY BOARD & OTHER POLITICAL MAPS
– view district boundaries in Will County for County Board, U.S. Congressional, State Legislative, State Representative and 12th Judicial Sub Circuit

TOWNSHIP AND ELECTION PRECINCT MAPS
– view Precinct boundaries for each township in Will County

POLLWATCHERS

Pollwatchers are appointed by candidates, political parties, civic organizations and organized groups for or against a referendum.  Illinois Statutes provide for them to be present in the Polling Places on Election Day while the polls are being opened at 5:00 AM, during poll hours and while the polls are being closed at 7:00 PM.  Pollwatchers are intended to observe the conduct of the election and their prime concern is the integrity and fairness of the election.  They are not allowed to touch any supplies or materials.

Illinois Pollwatchers Brochure

– document provides general information regarding the rights and limitations of Pollwatchers

Pollwatchers Guide
– handy guide designed to help Pollwatchers and others who want to become more familiar with the basic responsibilities and the important role they play on Election Day

Pollwatchers Credentials
– printable PDF form that is surrendered to Election Judges of each precinct you are a Pollwatcher for

CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE
– if you raise or spend more than $5,000 for your campaign, you will need to report to the State Board of Elections
– electronic voter history (CD) is limited to those who have filed a political committee
– to learn more, visit www.elections.il.gov/infoforcommittees.aspx.