Petitions

IMPORTANT DATES
September 20, 2016 – First day to circulate petitions
December 12, 2016 – 1st day for candidates to file petitions
December 19, 2016 – Last day for candidates to file petitions until 5:00 PM
December 27, 2016 – Last day to filing objections to nominating petitions

PETITION PACKETS – School Districts Only
Municipalities, Townships, Park Districts, Library Districts, Colleges, and Fire Protection Districts contact your Local Election Official.

    • Chaney-Monge School District 88
    • Channahon School District 17
    • Elwood Community Consolidated School District 203
    • Fairmont School District 89
    • Frankfort Community Consolidated School District 157-C
    • Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C
    • Joliet Public School District 86 – East Side
    • Joliet Public School District 86 – West Side
    • Laraway Community Consolidated School District 70-C
    • Lockport School District 91
    • Manhattan School District 114
    • Mokena School District 159
    • New Lenox School District 122
    • Richland School District 88A
    • Rockdale School District 84
    • Steger School District 194 – Full Term
    • Steger School District 194 – Unexpired Term
    • Summit Hill School District 161
    • Taft School District 90
    • Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C
    • Union School District 81 – Full Term
    • Union School District 81 – Unexpired Term
    • Will County School District 92
    • Beecher Community Unit School District 200U
    • Crete-Monee Community Unit School District 201-U District 3
    • Crete-Monee Community Unit School District 201-U District 6
    • Crete-Monee Community Unit School District 201-U District 7
    • Peotone Community Unit School District 207-U – Full Term
    • Peotone Community Unit School District 207-U – Unexpired Term
    • Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202
    • Reed-Custer Community Unit School District 255U
    • Valley View Community Unit School District 365U
    • Wilmington Community Unit School District 209-U
    • Joliet Township High School District 204
    • Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 – Full Term
    • Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 – Unexpired Term
    • Lockport Township High School District 205
    • Will County Regional Board of School Trustees

PETITIONS SIGNED OUT – if you printed out a packet and want to be added to the list, click here

PETITIONS SIGNED OUT
School Districts Petition Packets Signed Out

CIRCULATOR
      • Candidate can circulate their own petition
      • Circulator can sign the petition they are circulating as long as they are registered in the applicable political subdivision or district
      • Circulator must be a U.S. Citizen but does not have to be a registered voter
      • Circulator must be 18 years of age (Effective August 5, 2016 – 17 year olds who turn 18 on or before the date of the immediately following General or Consolidated Election 10 ILCS 5/3-6)
OBJECTING TO A PETITION

Under Illinois State Law, local jurisdictions, including cities, villages, counties and others holding elections for public office must convene an electoral board* to rule on candidacy objections filed to contest an individual’s eligibility to seek election.

      • Nomination papers shall be deemed to be valid unless objections are filed in writing (an original and one copy) against all candidates (including precinct committeemen) within five business days after the last day for filing nomination papers.
      • The objector’s petitions are filed with the same office in which the nominating papers are filed.
      • Objectors must call (815) 740-4613 to schedule an appointment for signature/address verification on petitions.

If an objection to a candidate’s nominating petition is sustained under Section 10-10 (10 ILCS 5/7-59(b)) after the 61st day before the election, then the candidate may file a notarized Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate for that office with the proper election authority or authorities no later than 7 days prior to the election.

*ELECTORAL BOARDS
Designated for the purpose of hearing and passing upon the objector’s petition. The meeting of the electoral board shall not be less than three nor more than five days after receipt of the objector’s petition by the chairman of the electoral board. Within 5 days after the decision of the electoral board, the candidate or objector aggrieved by the decision may file a petition for judicial review with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Court hearings are to be held within 30 days after the filing of the petition and a decision delivered promptly thereafter.