Independent and new political party candidates wishing to appear on November's ballot may download courtesy petition packets from the Clerk’s website (LakeCandidatePower.info) or visit the Clerk’s office for paper copies.
Lake County offices to be elected in November include County Clerk; Treasurer; Sheriff; Regional Superintendent of Schools; County Board Member for Districts 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21; and North Shore Water Reclamation District for Wards 3 and 5.
Petitions may be filed in-person by the candidate, a candidate representative, or by mail beginning Monday, June 18 to Monday, June 25 with the Lake County Clerk during normal weekday office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to consult their own legal advisors on questions related to qualifications for office, preparation of petition papers, circulation requirements, or signature requirements. Once the petition papers are officially filed they cannot be changed or amended. The County Clerk and staff are not able to provide legal opinions.