Petition Packets

Packets Available Online or In Office

Petition packets for the upcoming 2021 Consolidated Election are available now. Packets for school board races will be available at the Election office. Packets for city, village, park, fire and library districts will be available at the local district offices. Below you will find petition packet information we provided to each district.

Circulation Dates

  • Circulation Starts – September 22, 2020
  • Filing – December 14 through December 21, 2021

Important Dates for the City of Carlinville only

  • Circulation Starts – August 25, 2020
  • Filing – November 16 through November 23, 2020
  • If 5 or more candidates file for the same office, a primary will be held on February 21, 2021

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.

For additional information, please review the Illinois State Board of Elections 2021 Candidates Guide.

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.