2023 Consolidated Primary Election (if req'd) - Feb.

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Candidates, visit the Candidate Filing Information page for the 2023 Candidate's Guide.

  1. What is a Consolidated Primary Election?

A Consolidated Primary Election is an election that is designed to narrow the field of candidates prior to the Consolidated Election. The Consolidated Primary Election and Consolidated Election are held in odd-numbered years. Offices voted for in these elections are typically local government (such as Municipal Officers, Village and Township Officers, School Board members, etc.)

- (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2)

2023 Consolidated Primary Election Calendar

The 2023 Consolidated Primary Election will be held on February 28, 2023 (only if required). It currently only provides the most frequently referenced dates for the 2023 election cycle. The information in this abbreviated calendar will be updated once provided by the State Board of Elections. The 2023 Candidate's Guide will be released and provided in the coming days.

The following dates are for candidates running in the 2023 Consolidated Primary Election to be held on February 28, 2023 and apply to the following offices:

  • Established political parties in municipalities over 5,000 population
  • Municipalities of 5,000 or less population which by ordinance nominate candidates by primary
  • Municipalities which by referendum conduct a partisan or nonpartisan primary
  • Managerial municipalities which conduct not partisan primaries

Important Dates

  • Aug. 30, 2022 - First day to circulate petitions for candidates seeking nomination in the 2023 Consolidated Primary Election
  • Nov. 15, 2022 - Last day for a municipality conducting a primary
  • Nov. 21, 2022 - First day to file petitions
  • Nov. 28, 2022 - Last day to file petitions
  • Nov. 30, 2022 - First day to submit vote by mail applications (ballots will not be mailed before Jan. 19, 2023)
  • Dec. 5, 2022 - Last day to file objections to nomination papers or petitions for public questions
  • Dec. 12, 2022 - Last day for resolutions for public questions
  • Jan. 19, 2023 - Early voting begins and the first day vote by mail ballots may be distributed
  • Jan. 31, 2023 - Close of voter registration
  • Feb. 1, 2023 - Grace period registration and voting begins
  • Feb. 23, 2023 - Last day to mail vote by mail ballots
  • Feb. 27, 2023 - Last day for early voting
  • Feb. 28, 2023 - Consolidated Primary Election