Petition Packets

Circulation periods and filing information for the 2020 Elections are available in the 2020 Candidate's Guide and the 2020 Election Campaign and Finance Calendar (Illinois State Board of Elections).  Other information, as well as suggested forms, is also available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

Lake County Offices to be Nominated

  • Circuit Clerk
  • Coroner
  • Recorder
  • State's Attorney
  • County Board Member - Districts 1, 2, 4, 7, 12, 13 & 16
  • North Shore Water Reclamation District Trustee - Wards 1, 2 & 4

Lake County Offices to be Elected

  • The City of Lake Forest Alderman - Wards 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Precinct Committeepersons

Petition Packets

Circulation Dates

  • March 17, 2020 General Primary Election
    September 3, 2019 - December 2, 2019

Filing Period

  • March 17, 2020 General Primary Election
    November 25, 2019 - December 2, 2019

Statement of Economic Interests

Required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, this form must be filed with the Lake County Clerk and a receipt issued. Candidates may file their statement online on the Candidate Statement of Economic Interests page or by printing the form included in the petition packet above (also available separately). A candidate who filed a Statement of Economic Interests for the same unit of government within the calendar year does not need to re-file. NOTE: Precinct committeepersons are not required to file a Statement of Economic Interests.

Review of Nominating Papers

The Lake County Clerk and staff cannot provide legal opinions or review nomination papers. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to consult legal counsel regarding qualifications to seek office and preparation of nomination papers. Nomination papers cannot be amended once filed. Only a receipt for filing the required Statement of Economic Interests may be added until 5:00 PM on the last day to file.

Objections to Nominating Papers

A candidate’s nomination papers are subject to challenge by qualified objectors who believe the papers are incomplete or do not meet the guidelines of apparent conformity. Appointments for reviewing the voter registration records of petition signers should be made by contacting the Voter Services Department at 847-377-2410.