General Primary  Election Information

Information for the General Primary Election- March 19, 2024

The City of Lake Forest will accept petitions during normal hours for the offices of Alderperson from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Monday – Friday during the petition filing period.* The City will remain open to accept petitions until 5:00 PM on the last day to file, Monday, December 4, 2023. 

Anyone in line to file their petitions at 8:00 am on Monday, November 27 will be placed in a lottery to determine ballot placement. In order to qualify for the Simultaneous Filing Lottery on the last day of filing, you must file your petition between the hours of 4:00-5:00 pm on Monday, December 4, 2023.

A receipt for filing the required Statement of Economic Interests may be added until 5 p.m. on the last day to file. No petitions will be accepted after 5:00 pm on Monday, December 4, 2023.

Regular Business hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm*, except where noted above. The dates provided are for independent and new party candidates only. This information is provided as a guide, and it should not be construed as a sufficient argument in response to an objection to any candidate’s nominating papers. The City Clerk cannot provide a review of nominating papers or legal opinions regarding petition papers. We encourage all prospective candidates to consult with competent legal counsel when preparing their nomination papers.

Nomination Papers for New Political Party 2024
Nomination papers for Independent Party 2024
the 2024 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar
Pre-Filing Notice
The State Board of Elections website


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