Election Calendar

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Upcoming Election


November 8, 2016 - General Election
Mar. 29, 2016       First day to circulate petitions for new political parties and independent candidates.
Jun. 20-27, 2016  Filing period for new political parties and independent candidates.

Full Election Calendar PDF
2016 Election & Campaign Finance Calendar
(State Board of Elections site)

Even Numbered Years


General Primary: Third Tuesday in March
Nomination of Federal, State and County candidates by an established political party

General Election: First Tuesday after the First Monday in November
Election of Federal, State and County officials

Odd Numbered Years


Consolidated Primary: Last Tuesday in February
Nomination of Township and Municipal candidates

Consolidated Election: First Tuesday in April
Election of Township, Municipal, Park District, Library District, School District and Fire District officials


Future Election Dates