New Party and Independent Filing (First Day) - General Election
Monday, June 18, 2018 8:00 AM
DuPage County Election Commission
First day for independent and new party candidates to file original nomination papers (must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators).
Candidates for federal, legislative, statewide executive, judicial offices, or for any office to be elected by the voters of more than one county, shall file in the principal office of the State Board of Elections.
Candidates for county office will file in the office of the DuPage County Election Commission. New party petitions must also include a complete slate of candidates and a certificate of officers authorized to fill a vacancy in nomination. Failure to file the certificate will result in the party forfeiting the ability to fill a vacancy in nomination.
(10 ILCS 5/10-2, 10-3, 10-5, 10-6)
Note: The following court case has held that the full-slate requirement for new political parties is unconstitutional: Libertarian Party of Illinois v. ISBE, et al., 872 F.3d 518 (7th Cir. 2017).