Resources - For Candidates

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Key 2020 General Election Dates

  • - Sep. 24, 2020: Early Voting and Vote by Mail Starts
  • - Oct. 18, 2020: Last day for voters to register to vote online
  • - Oct. 20, 2020: Last day for the State Board of Elections or the election authority to have pollwatcher credentials available for distribution
  • - Oct. 29, 2020: Last day for the election authority to receive application by mail from any registered voter
  • - Nov. 2, 2020: Last day for early voting
  • - Nov. 2, 2020: Last day for any registered voter to make application in person for a vote by mail ballot
  • - Nov. 3, 2020: Election Day and last day for grace period registration

Key 2021 Election Dates

  • Primary Election

    • - Aug. 25, 2020: Petitioning Starts for Nonpartisan Municipal Office Candidates like Mayor, Alderperson, Village President, Village Trustee, etc. and for Established Party Partisan Township Office Candidates like Township Supervisor, Township Trustee, etc.
    • - Nov. 16-23, 2020: Filing Period
    • - Feb. 23, 2021: Primary Election
  • Consolidated Election

    • - Sep. 22, 2020: Petitioning Starts for New Party Partisan Township Office Candidates like Township Supervisor, Township Trustee, etc. and Non-Municipal Nonpartisan Office Candidates like Park Board Commissioner, Library Board Trustee, School Board Member, Regional Board of School Trustees, College Board Trustee, etc.
    • - Dec. 14-21, 2020: Filing Period
    • - Apr. 6, 2021: Consolidated Election

ILGP Resources

Party Resources & Expectations for ILGP Recognized Candidates

ILGP Municipal & Local Nonpartisan Candidate Questionnaire - .docx - .odt - .pdfrequired to run as an ILGP-recognized candidate in municipal & local nonpartisan elections

ILGP State Candidate Questionnaire - .docx - .odt - .pdfrequired to run for the ILGP nomination

ILGP Federal Candidate Questionnaire - .docx - .odt - .pdfrequired to run for the ILGP nomination

Campaign Quickstart Guide - Three steps to get your campaign up and running ASAP

2019 ILGP Candidate Nomination Process

Illinois State Board of Elections Resources

2020 Illinois Candidates Guide

2020 Illinois Election Calendar at a Glance

2020 Illinois Election & Campaign Finance Calendar

2021 Illinois Candidates Guide

2021 Illinois Election & Campaign Finance Calendar