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 (IL 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

  • City of Lake Forest Aldermen, 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

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 legal counsel regarding qualifications to seek office and preparation of petition papers. 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.