Petition Packets


Circulation periods and filing information, as well as suggested forms, are also available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website in the 2018 Candidate's Guide and 2018 Election & Campaign Finance Calendar.

Lake County Offices to be Elected

  • 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

New Political Party Petition Packet (PDF)

Independent Candidate Petition Packet (PDF)

Circulation Dates

  • November General Election
    March 27, 2018 - June 25, 2018

Filing Period

  • November General Election
    June 18, 2018 - June 25, 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.