Petition Packets

Packets Available Online or In Office

Petition packets for the upcoming 2022 Primary Election are available now. Packets are available for pickup at the Election office at the Courthouse or available online.

Circulation Dates

  • Circulation Starts – January 13, 2022
  • Filing – March 7, 2022 – March 14, 2022

Review of Petition Papers

The Macoupin County Clerk and staff cannot provide a review of nominating papers or legal opinions regarding petition papers. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to consult competent legal counsel regarding qualifications to seek office, preparation of petition papers, circulator requirements, signature requirements, etc. After petition papers have been filed, pages cannot be amended or added. A receipt for filing the required Statement of Economic Interests may be added until 5 p.m. on the last day to file.

Legal Objections to Nominating Papers

A candidate’s nominating papers are subject to legal challenge by qualified objectors when forms are incomplete or improperly completed. Appointments for reviewing registration for signers of petitions can be made with the Voter Registration Department at 217-854-3214.

Redistricting Changes

Candidates are reminded that some County Board districts and precincts have been changed due to redistricting. As maps become available, we will be updating the Map Room page with updated maps as available and will have the Voter Look-up Tool updated to show current districts and precincts by the end of January.

Countywide (County Clerk, County Treasurer, Sheriff)
State Board of Elections’ Candidate Guide
Countywide Petition Information and Signature Requirements
Petition Packet
Statement of Economic Interest The state has changed the Statement of Economic Interest form. We are currently waiting for the new form. We will have it available before circulation begins.
County Board Member All Districts
State Board of Elections’ Candidate Guide
County Board Petition Information and Signature Requirements
Petition Packet
Statement of Economic InterestThe state has changed the Statement of Economic Interest form. We are currently waiting for the new form. We will have it available before circulation begins.