Information for Candidates

2019 Consolidated Elections

The 1st day for candidates to pass petitions for the 2019 Consolidated Elections is August 28, 2018. Refer to the 2019 Candidate Filing Packet for the required forms. Also, the 2019 Candidates Guide and the 2019 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar are available from the State Board of Elections.

Cautionary Notice: The filing requirements to run for an elected office in Illinois are governed by Illinois Statutes (see Chapter 10 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes) and it is recommended that a person desiring to run for an elected office consult with an attorney regarding the requirements to do so. The information in the Candidate Filing Packet about the filing requirements to run for an elected office is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice or to be a complete coverage of that subject.

2020 General Election

No petitions for even-year primary or general elections will be filed with the Bloomington Board of Elections. In even-numbered years, candidates for Precinct Committeeman in City of Bloomington precincts will pick up and file petitions with the McLean County Clerk. Precinct Committeeman is a county position on a county party committee.

Each candidate may request a CD file of the district voter list for the district in which he/she is a candidate, to be picked up in person.

We are not able to give legal advice, so please consult your attorney for guidance on the filing process. More information is available from the Illinois State Board of Elections and the Candidate’s Guide regarding running for office.

Currently available forms:

Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate – this form is here for your convenience, but must be filed with any jurisdictional office in which the candidate wishes to appear on the ballot (see Candidate’s Guide: The declaration must be filed with the proper election authority or authorities in those jurisdictions in which he or she is seeking to be a write-in candidate.)

Illinois State Board of Elections resources:
Illinois State Board of Elections website
Disclosure of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures