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Independent and New Political Party Candidate Filing for November General Election


March 30, 2018

WAUKEGAN, Illinois – Independent and new political party candidates seeking county office and wishing to appear on the November 2018 ballot may circulate their nomination petition papers for signatures until June 25, 2018.

Candidates may visit LakeCandidatePower.info to download courtesy petition packets or pick up copies at the Lake County Clerk's office, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan during weekday hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. New political parties are no longer required to file a full slate of candidates.

Lake County offices to be elected in November include county clerk; sheriff; treasurer; 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 trustee for wards 3 and 5. Numerous state office will be on November's ballot as well.

Nomination papers and Statement of Economic Interests forms are filed at the clerk's office from June 18 to 25, 2018.

In addition to the petition packets, LakeCandidatePower.info offers candidates many online resources including district maps, campaign disclosure information, and links to the Illinois State Board of Election's 2018 Candidate's Guide and 2018 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar.

As always, it's recommended for candidates to seek competent legal counsel when completing the petition packets.

For more information on Lake County Clerk services and up-to-the-minute election news, visit LakeCountyClerk.info, follow us at twitter.com/LakeCountyClerk, join our page at facebook.com/CountyClerk, or call 847.377.2400.


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