Petition Packets

Packets Available Online or In Office

Petition packets for the upcoming 2018 Primary Election are available now. Packets are available for pickup at the Election office at the Courthouse or available online.

To find a packet online, visit this page and create an account. Once your account is created and you are logged in, click the ‘Candidate Info’ tab on the top portion of the screen. A list of the offices that are up this cycle will be available in a drop down menu. Once you click on the office you are interested in, it will have links to your petition packet, signature requirements, office overview, candidates guide, maps of your district and forms required for your petition.

Circulation Dates

  • March Primary Election – September 5, 2017 through December 4, 2017

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.