Petition Packets

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Circulation periods and filing information, as well as suggested forms, are also available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website in the 2019 Elections: 2019 Candidate's Guide and 2019 Election & Campaign Finance Calendar.

Lake County Offices to be Elected


November General Election
  • County Clerk
  • Treasurer
  • Sheriff
  • Regional Superintendent of Schools
  • County Board Member, Districts 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21
  • North Shore Water Reclamation District, Wards 3 & 5
April Consolidated Election
  • Municipal Officials
  • Park District Trustees
  • Library District Trustees
  • Regional Board of School Trustees
  • School Board of Education Members
  • Community College District Trustees
  • Fire Protection District Trustees

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

Circulation Dates


  • April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election
    September 18, 2018 - December 17, 2018

Filing Period


  • April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election
    December 10, 2018 - December 17, 2018

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.