Information for Candidates

2020 Primary & General Elections

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