Petition Packets


Circulation period and filing information for the 2024 Elections are available in the 2024 Candidate’s Guide and the 2024 Election Campaign and Finance Calendar published by the Illinois State Board of Elections. Other information, as well as suggested forms, is also available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

New District Maps

Lake County Offices to be Nominated

  • County Clerk
  • Regional Superintendent of Schools
  • Sheriff
  • Treasurer
  • County Board Member - Districts 1-19
  • North Shore Water Reclamation District Trustee - Wards 1-5

Lake County Offices to be on the ballot in March 19, 2024 General Primary:

  • Lake County Circuit Clerk
  • Lake County Coroner
  • Lake County State's Attorney
  • Lake County Board Member - Districts 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13 & 18 
  • North Shore Water Reclamation District Trustee - Wards 1, 4 & 5
  • Lake Forest Alderpersons - Wards 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Precinct Committeepersons

Petition Packets for the March 19, 2024 General Primary:

Circulation Dates

  • March 19, 2024 General Primary Election
    September 5, 2023  - December 4, 2023

Filing Period

  • March 19, 2024 General Primary Election              
    November 27, 2023 – December 4, 2023
    Note: Filing available Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

A new Statement of Economics Interests Form is required beginning Jan 1, 2022. Any Statement filed from that date must use the new form.

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.