Filing Deadline:

11/2/2009

Primary Date:

2/2/2010

Filing Fee: No fees
Handbook: Illinois Elections
2010 Candidate Guide (PDF)
Secretary of State Elections Department:

State Board of Elections in Springfield (217) 782-4141

or Chicago (312) 814-6440)

webmaster@elections.il.gov

Law:

Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq., as amended)

Website:

http://www.elections.state.il.us/

Residency:

Inhabitant of Illinois at the time of the election.

Signature/Forms:

Candidates must file the following papers: a. Statement of Candidacy; Nominating petition sheets, containing a sufficient number of original signatures & Campaign Financial Disclosure to FEC

US Senator ESTABLISHED PARTY CANDIDATES

Not less than 5,000 nor more than 10,000 primary electors of his or her party. [10 ILCS 5/7-10(a)] (See Signature Requirements Section of handbook.)

Signatures must be collected no more than 90 days prior to the last day for filing petitions. (See page ii)

(10 ILCS 5/7-10, 8-8, 10-4)

US Rep:

ESTABLISHED PARTY CANDIDATES

Not less than .5% (.005) of the qualified primary electors of his party in the congressional district. The actual number of signatures required is compiled by the State Board of Elections. [10 ILCS 5/7-10(b)]

Political Party and Nonpartisan Candidates:

Candidates seeking nomination in a primary shall file their declaration of candidacy and pay their qualifying fee no earlier than 9:00 a.m. the fourth Monday in April and not later than 12:00 p.m. on the Friday following the fourth Monday in April.

Qualifying Opens: 9:00 a.m. – fourth Monday in April

Qualifying Closes: 12:00 p.m. – Friday following the fourth Monday in April