Write-In Candidate Information

If you wish to be a Write-In Candidate, you must complete a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate not later than 61 days prior to an election.

However, whenever an objection to a candidate’s nominating papers or petitions for any office is sustained under Section 10-10 (10 ILCS 5/7-59(b)) after the 61st day before the election, then write-in votes shall be counted for that candidate if he or she has filed a notarized Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate for that office with the proper election authority or authorities not later than 7 days prior to the election.

Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate


Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate (PDF Format)

Important Deadlines:

The deadline for the 2016 General Primary Election for Write-In Candidates is January 14, 2016.

Instructions On Casting a Write-In Vote

How to Cast a Write-In Vote on an Optical Scan Ballot (PDF format)

As it gets closer to the Election, a listing of Write-In Candidates will be available on our website. If you have any questions, contact us or call our office at (217) 854-3214.