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INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS SECTION IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO SEEK COMPETENT LEGAL COUNSEL FOR ANY CAMPAIGN OR ELECTION-RELATED ISSUES.

MARCH 19, 2024 GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION

Early Voting Schedule

County Candidate List

ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS PUBLICATIONS

2024 Candidate’s Guide

2024 Abbreviated Election Calendar

2024 Election & Campaign Finance Calendar

CANDIDATE NOMINATING PETITION PACKETS

Petitions may NOT be circulated prior to September 5, 2023. (10 ILCS 5/7-10)
Filing period for petitions is November 27 – December 4, 2023. (10 ILCS 5/7-12)

Countywide

County Board

Precinct Committeeperson

Signature Requirements & Filing Dates

Statement of Economic Interest

NEW DISTRICT MAPS

County Board Districts

Precincts

Polling Place Locations

For a list of Election Day Polling Places that includes “Campaign Free” property:
Designated Campaign Free Polls

Please see the following documents for political sign regulations:

Political Sign Regulations

Please use the following request to examine Election Documents or Petitions:

Request for Record Examinations

Objecting to Nominating Petitions

Nomination papers shall be deemed to be valid unless objections are filed in writing (an original and two copies). Objections to petitions of candidates for County-Wide Offices, County Board Members,  Precinct Committeemen,  School Board Members and Regional Office of Education are to be filed with the County Clerk. All other objections should be filed with the same office that the nominating petitions were filed. Objections are to be filed within five business days after the last day for the filing of nomination papers.  It is suggested that you check with the appropriate office as to the deadline, as Holiday hours are taken into consideration in determining the deadline.

For more information concerning the Objection Process: Objection Information

CaseObjector(s)CandidateOfficeHearingLocationAgendaDecision
23-DK-EB-01JOHN LYONBRIAN K. ZARBOCKCORONERDecember 13, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.

Reconvene – December 18, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
1st Floor Jury Assembly
DeKalb County Courthouse

3rd Floor Jury Room
DeKalb County Courthouse
Agenda

Agenda
Sustained

Withdrawal of Candidacy

Per State Statute 10ILCS 5/10-7: Any person whose name has been presented as a candidate, including nonpartisan and independent candidates, may cause their name to be withdrawn from any such nomination by a request in writing.  The request should be received not later than the date for certification of candidates for the ballot.  The following form should be used for this purpose and filed with the office where the original nominating petitions were filed.

Withdrawal of Candidacy

Campaign Disclosure

The following link will provide Candidates with information on campaign disclosure:

Campaign Disclosure Information for Candidates