Information for Candidates

2024 General Election

2024 Election Calendar

2024 Candidate’s Guide

**These dates only apply for the 2024 General Election. Notable dates for the 2025 Consolidated Primary and Consolidated Election will be announced at another time.**

  • June 17, 2024  – First day for independent and new party candidates to file original nomination papers. (10 ILCS 5/102, 10/5, 10/6)
  • June 24, 2024 – Last day for independent and new party candidates to file original nomination papers. (10 ILCS 5/102, 10/5, 10/6)
  • June 24, 2024 – Last day to file a Statement of Economic Interests with the proper office. (5 ILCS 420/4A-105; 10 ILCS 5/10-5)
  • July 1, 2024 – Last day to file objections to the nomination papers of all candidates who filed during the June 17 – 24 filing period. (10 ILCS 5/10-8)
  • August 5, 2024 – Last day for filing petitions for referenda for the submission of questions of public policy. (10 ILCS 5/28-2(a), 28-6, 28-7)
  • August 12, 2024 – Last day to file objections to petitions for the submission of questions of public policy. (10 ILCS 5/10-8, 28-4)
  • September 5, 2024 – Last day a person may file a notarized Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate.  (10 ILCS 5/17-16.1)

Each candidate may request ONE thumb drive file of the district voter list for the district in which he/she is a candidate, to be picked up in person.

We are not able to give legal advice, so please consult your attorney for guidance on the filing process.


Illinois State Board of Elections resources:
Illinois State Board of Elections 
Disclosure of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures