Calendars, Schedules, Guides, and Notices

The Chicago Board of Elections is currently open 9:00am to 4:45pm Monday through Friday for Records Examinations for voter signatures. 

The Board Offices will be open for extended hours for Records Examinations on the following dates:

Monday 12/4/23 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
Tuesday-Friday 12/5/23-12/8/23 - 8:30am - 5:45pm
Saturday 12/9/23 - 8:30am - 3:45pm
Sunday 12/10/23 - 8:30am - 3:45pm

If you have any questions, please call 312.269.7960 or email [email protected]

To receive copies of petition nomination papers filed by candidates of established parties for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative, State Legislative, and Judicial offices, please contact the Illinois State Board of Elections.

To receive copies of petition nomination papers filed by candidates of established political parties for Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, for Cook County offices, and Ward Committeeperson in the City of Chicago, please contact the Office of the Clerk of Cook County.

Forms for Candidates and Objectors

Declaration of Intent to Run as a Write-In Candidate

Historical and Reference Materials for Candidates and Objectors

Index of Electoral Board Decisions - This history of rulings on objection cases is sorted by topic with decisions that were issued by Electoral Boards and the courts. This document is intended to serve as a reference tool for candidates and objectors.

Library of Electoral Board Decisions - This document provides links to every Chicago Electoral Board decision issued since 1980, sorted by year and case number. This document is searchable by the last names of candidates or the lead objectors. (Updated Jan. 2021)

Seminar on How to Navigate the Petition Objection Process

Board By-Laws