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Forms/Candidate Petition Forms

Candidate Petition Forms


June 28, 2022 General Primary Election Information/Forms


The circulation of petitions does not start until JANUARY 13, 2022.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age or will be 18 by the date of the upcoming election; and
  • A citizen of the United States (can be from outside of the district, county, or state).


  • A circulator may not circulate petitions for more than one political party. (10 ILCS 5/10-4
  • A circulator may not circulate petitions for an independent candidate(s) in addition to candidates for a new political party. (10 ILCS 5/10-4)
  • A circulator may not circulate petitions for more than one new political party. (10 ILCS 5/10-4)
  • A circulator may not circulate petitions for an established party and an independent or new party candidate. (10 ILCS 5/10-4)


A signer must sign their own signature on the petition, meaning they cannot sign for someone else, such as another member of the family or another person in the household.  Signers must also be registered voters in the political subdivision in which the candidate is seeking nomination or election. (10 ILCS 5/3-1.2, 7-10, 8-8,10-2,10-3,10-4)

Petition signers shall indicate on such petition their residence address (written or printed) including the street address or rural route number, as well as their city, village or town, county, and state.  The state, county, city, village and town of residence may be pre-printed on the petitions form when all of the electors signing the petition form reside therein.  Standard abbreviations may be used in writing the residence address.  A petition signer must be a registered voter from the address shown opposite their signature on the petition.  (10 ILCS 5/7-10, 8-8,10-2,10-3,10-4)  NOTE:  A petition signer may change party affiliation from one election to another.


  • A signer may not sign petitions for a candidate of more than one political party for the same election. (10 ILCS 5/7-10)
  • A signer may sign petitions of one established political party for a primary election and one new political party or independent candidate for the following General Election. (10 ILCS 5/10-3)
  • A signer may sign petitions of as many candidates of the same political party as desired.*

*This differs for Nonpartisan/Independent candidates.  The number of seats to be elected is the number of petitions that a voter can sign.


REPUBLICANS                                               DEMOCRATS

County Board Districts 1 & 2                          County Board Districts 1 & 2

                         35 signatures (minimum)                                     29 signatures (minimum)                      

County Offices                                              County Offices

71 signatures (minimum)                                      57 signatures (minimum)



Established Political Parties - MARCH 7 - MARCH 14, 2022   

Filing Petition Hours:  March 7, 2022 - March 11, 2022    8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                                    March 14, 2022  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New Political Parties and Independents - JULY 5 - JULY 11, 2022

Last day to file objections:  March 21, 2022



Click here for County Offices

Click here for County Board

Click here for Precinct Committeemen


Click here for Candidates Guide

Click here for Certification of Deletions (striking of names from petitions)

Click here for Withdrawl of Candidacy

Click here for Declaration to be a Write-In Candidate









Election Authority

Barbara M. Link, Henry County Clerk/Recorder & Election Authority

Phone:  309-937-3575
Fax:   309-937-2796

307 West Center Street
Cambridge, IL 61238

Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday