DeKalb County Clerk
Running for Office
Upcoming Election: March 17, 2020 General Primary


DeKalb County Offices that will be up for Nomination at the General Primary:

Circuit Clerk
States Attorney
County Board Members

Precinct Committeepeople will be ELECTED at the General Primary.

Please see the following, for the forms and information needed, for petition filing. These forms are in a PDF fillable format, for your convenience. **In order to use the forms as a PDF fillable, your computer should have the Adobe Acrobat program.  If you do not have Adobe, you may print the forms to handwrite the information.

2020 County Wide Candidate Petition Packet

2020 County Board Candidate Petition Packet

2020 Precinct Committeeperson Petition Packet

Petition circulation begins on September 3, 2019

Any questions about circulating petitions or the petition filing process? Please see the information below:

Petition Circulation FAQ’s

Petition Filing FAQ’s 

***The Petition Filing Period is November 25, 2019 through December 2, 2019.  Filing hours will be November 25th through November 27th,  8:30 – 4:30 and December 2nd,  8:30 – 5:00. (County Offices are closed November 28th and November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday). Filing for County Offices takes place in the office of the DeKalb County Clerk/Elections.

For complete information, including Federal and State Offices up for election, Campaign Finance information and the Election Calendar (when  available), see the following:

2020 Candidate’s Guide

2020 Election Calendar

Please feel free to contact our Elections Office, at 815-895-7147 or, with any questions.