David Orr, Cook County Clerk
         

November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election

Official Calendar

Candidate's Guide

Important Dates

  • June 18 - 25: Candidate filing period for new party, independent and nonpartisan candidates
  • July 2: Last day for filing objections to nomination papers of candidates who filed from June 18 – 26.
  • August 24: Last day to file withdrawal papers with the State Board of Elections.
  • August 30: Last day to file withdrawal papers with the County Clerk.
  • September 6: Last day to file a notarized declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate (5 p.m.).

Campaign Contact Form

  • Submit this form when you file your nomination papers.

2012 County Offices Signature Requirements

Office
Democratic 0.5% 
Republican 0.5%
Green 0.5%
Independent 5% - 8%
New_Party 5%
State's Attorney

5,693

 2,740

25,000 - 113,997 

25,000

Clerk of the Circuit Court

5,693

2,740

25,000 - 113,997

25,000 

Recorder of Deeds

5,693

2,740

 25,000 - 113,997

25,000 

1st District Board of Review

4,000

2,740

25,000 - 37,999

25,000

2nd District Board of Review

4,000

2,740

25,000 - 37,999

25,000

3rd District Board of Review

4,000

2,740

25,000 - 37,999

25,000

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner

5,586

2,668

710

25,000 - 111,590

25,000