Petition filing dates for March General Primary Election

Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson announced that established political party Grundy County candidates wishing to appear on the March 17, 2020 General Primary ballot may begin picking up petition packets from the County Clerk's Office, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 8 a.m.
Candidates may also download the packets from the county clerk's website at, under Election Information, and may also request a petition packet by e-mail, by contacting the clerk's office at .
The first day to circulate petitions for signatures is Tuesday, Sept. 3. Grundy County offices to be nominated at the Primary include Circuit Clerk, Coroner, State's Attorney and County Board Members for Districts 1, 2, and 3. Precinct Committeepersons will be elected at the General Primary Election.
Petitions may be filed in person by the candidate, or a candidate representative, beginning Monday, Nov. 25 thru Monday, Dec. 2. The clerk's office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be open until 5 p.m. on the last day of filing. The clerk's office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. Petitions may also be filed by mail, by mailing to: Grundy County Clerk, 111 E. Washington St., Room 12, Morris IL 60450; however, they must be returned by Monday, Dec. 2. Petitions received before the first day of filing cannot be accepted.
The county clerk and staff cannot provide legal opinions regarding petition papers. Prospective candidates are encouraged to consult their own legal advisors on questions related to their petition packets. Once petition papers are filed, they cannot be changed or amended. Note that a candidate's nominating papers are subject to legal challenge by qualified objectors.
The 2020 Candidates Guide is available online and the 2020 Election and Campaign Disclosure Calendar will be available soon, at the Illinois State Board of Elections website at
Petition packets for independent and new party candidates will be available after the March Primary. For more information, contact the Grundy County Clerk's Office at 815-941-3222, option #1, or e-mail