Deadline today for independent candidate filing

June 21, 2010
Press Release

The deadline for independent candidates or their representatives to file nominating petitions is 5 p.m. today.
Information about who has filed at the Clerk's downtown Chicago office, 69 W. Washington, Fifth Floor, will be regularly updated on the candidate filing page of the Clerk's website,
Only independent candidates running for a county office will submit their paperwork to the Clerk's office, which includes candidates for: County Board President, Clerk, Treasurer, Sheriff, Assessor, County Commissioner (Districts 1-17), Board of Review Member (District 1), Water Reclamation District Commissioner (3 seats), Regional Superintendent of Schools and Township Committeemen.
All other independent candidates will file with the State Board of Elections in Springfield.
Objections to a candidate's nominating petitions can be filed until 5 p.m. on Monday, June 28. If the petitions were filed with the Clerk's office, the objection should also be filed with the Clerk's office, 69 W. Washington, Fifth Floor, Chicago.
On July 6, the Cook County Officers Electoral Board will begin hearing objections to all petitions filed with the Clerk's office. The Electoral Board consists of Clerk David Orr, State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, or their designees.
PDFs of each challenge will be available on the Electoral Board page of the Clerk's website. Here you will also find the schedule of hearing dates and status of challenges.