Petition Filing & Chicago Electoral Board

Petition Filing/Objection Information


Click here for the current Candidate List for the March 19, 2024 Primary Election


Click below for the most recent decisions from the Chicago Electoral Board:

Click here for a full list of Objections heard by the Chicago Electoral Board

To receive copies of petition nomination papers filed by candidates of established parties for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative, State Legislative, and Judicial offices, please contact the Illinois State Board of Elections.

To receive copies of petition nomination papers filed by candidates of established political parties for Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, for Cook County offices, and Ward Committeeperson in the City of Chicago, please contact the Office of the Clerk of Cook County.

2024 Rules of Procedure (Adopted)

Notice of Campaign Resources Available to Candidates at the Chicago Election Board

How to Navigate the Petition Objection Process

Calendars, Schedules, Guides, and Notices

2024 Election Calendar

2024 State of Illinois Candidate Guide

2024 Rules of Procedure (Adopted)

Forms for Candidates and Objectors

Non-Disclosure Form
Subpoena Form 
Subpoena Request Form
Waiver of Service Form - For Candidates
Waiver of Service Form - For Objectors
Appearance Form
Objection Withdrawal Form
Candidate Withdrawal Form
Declaration of Intent to Run as a Write-In Candidate

Historical and Reference Materials for Candidates and Objectors

Index of Electoral Board Decisions - This history of rulings on objection cases is sorted by topic with decisions that were issued by Electoral Boards and the courts. This document is intended to serve as a reference tool for candidates and objectors.

Library of Electoral Board Decisions - This document provides links to every Chicago Electoral Board decision issued since 1980, sorted by year and case number. This document is searchable by the last names of candidates or the lead objectors. (Updated Jan. 2021)