DeKalb County Clerk
Candidate Information

INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS SECTION IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.  CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO SEEK COMPETENT LEGAL COUNSEL FOR ANY CAMPAIGN OR ELECTION RELATED ISSUES.

For a list of Election Day Polling Places that includes "Campaign Free" property:

Designated Campaign Free Polls

 

Please see the following documents for political sign regulations:

POLITICAL SIGN REGULATIONS

Campaign Free Zone

Objecting to Nominating Petitions:

Nomination papers shall be deemed to be valid unless objections are filed in writing (an original and two copies). Objections to petitions of candidates for County-Wide Offices, County Board Members,  Precinct Committeemen,  School Board Members and Regional Office of Education are to be filed with the County Clerk. All other objections should be filed with the same office that the nominating petitions were filed. Objections are to be filed within five business days after the last day for the filing of nomination papers.  It is suggested that you check with the appropriate office as to the deadline, as Holiday hours are taken into consideration in determining the deadline.

For more information concerning the Objection Process:

Objection Information

Withdrawal of Candidacy

Per State Statute 10ILCS 5/10-7: Any person whose name has been presented as a candidate, including nonpartisan and independent candidates, may cause their name to be withdrawn from any such nomination by a request in writing.  The request should be received not later than the date for certification of candidates for the ballot.  The following form should be used for this purpose and filed with the office where the original nominating petitions were filed.

Withdrawal of Candidacy

Campaign Disclosure

The following link will provide Candidates with information on campaign disclosure:

Campaign Disclosure Information for Candidates

Statements of Economic Interest

If you are required to file a Statement of Economic Interest, please use the following form:
Statement of Economic Interest