Want to be a US Presidential write-in candidate in 2008?

Choose a state from the list on the right to see that state's requirements to make sure write-in votes for you get counted in the upcoming 2008 US Presidential election.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


To qualify as a write-in candidate in the entire state of Illinois, the candidate has to submit a "Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate" form to every jurisdiction (i.e. County) in the state and with each of the 8 Board of Elections Commissioners. There are 102 Counties in Illinois, so the candidate needs to file 110 forms total. Each one has to be signed and notarized individually. The Declaration of Intent form is available from the Illinois State Board of Elections. Call (312) 814-6440.

The candidate can also submit the Declaration of Intent forms only to those counties in which he/she wants to run. Here are the 10 most populous counties in Illinois, plus Chicago’s own board of elections:

Chicago Board of Election Commissioners
69 W.
Washington Suites 600/800
Chicago, Illinois 60602


Cook County
69 W.
Washington, 5th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Call the Clerk's Office: (312) 603-0906

DuPage County
421 N. County Farm Road

Wheaton, Illinois 60187

(630) 407-5600

Lake County
18 North County Street

Waukegan, Illinois 60085

(847) 377-2400

Will County
302 North Chicago Street

Joliet, Illinois 60432

(815) 740-4794.

Kane County
719 South Batavia Avenue

P. O. Box 70

Geneva, Illinois 60134

(630) 232-5990

Winnebago County
404 Elm Street

Rockford, Illinois 61101
Elections: 815-319-4252

McHenry County
County Clerk

2200 North Seminary Ave

Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: 815/ 334.4242
Fax: 815/ 334.8727

Madison County
Madison County
Clerks Office
157 North Main Street, Suite 109

Edwardsville, IL
. 62025
(618) 692-6290

St. Clair County
Clair County Clerk's Office
#10 Public Square
, 2nd Floor
Belleville, IL 62220

618-277-6600 x2380

Sangamon County
County Complex

200 South 9th Street

Springfield, Illinois


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Christine S said...

One other small detail: Anyone who has lost a party-affiliated primary or caucus is ineligible to run as a write-in candidate, unfortunately.