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Posted on: August 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Lake County Candidate Filing for March 2018 Primary

Election Ahead - Candidate Filing


View the list of Lake County offices to be nominated and elected in March 2018.

The dates listed below are in compliance with the Illinois Election Code for established political party candidates wishing to appear on the March 2018 ballot.

August 28, 2017

Courtesy Nominating Petition Packets and Signature Requirements are available on-line and in-person at the Lake County Clerk’s Office. 

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September 5, 2017

First day to circulate nominating petitions for signature, not before.

November 27, 2017

Lake County potential 2018 candidates may file their petition papers in-person, by a candidate representative, or by mail starting Monday, Nov. 27.with the Lake County Clerk during normal office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The City of Lake Forest will distribute petition packets and accept filings for city aldermen candidates.

December 4, 2017

The last day to circulate and file nominating petitions.

For additional in-depth information about the upcoming election go to the Illinois State Board of Elections website and check the Candidate’s Guide and the Election and Campaign Finance Calendar.  As always, this website will list all candidates and public questions and provide details on registration, Early Voting, Vote-By-Mail and Election Day voting as current information becomes available.

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