Candidate Filing Information

2022 Candidate's Guide (Updated by the State Board of Elections as of January 13, 2022)

2022 Election & Campaign Finance Calendar

Important Reminders

  • Petitions cannot be circulated until Thursday, January 13, 2022.
  • The filing period is from Monday, March 7 through Monday, March 14. The County Clerk's office will be open until 5pm on March 14 to receive petitions.
  • All county candidates, whether for Bloomington, Normal, or the county must be filed with the office of the McLean County Clerk.
  • Please have your required documents notarized. The County Clerk's office is unable to notarize political documents.

Candidate Packet Downloads

committeeperson packet button
county board packet button
county-wide packet button
regional superindendent packet button

Voter List Request Form (PDF)-May need to be downloaded to submit by email.

Candidates and other qualified groups may request voter "walk" lists - Voter Lists Page

Please note that this site is provided for informational purposes only. Candidates are strongly advised to obtain legal counsel regarding their legal qualifications for office, proper method for completing petition forms with respect to the office, the minimum and maximum number of required signatures, and any other filing requirements.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the McLean County Clerk’s Office at (309) 888-5899, or by contacting the State Board of Elections at (217) 782-4141.

A Guide for Municipal Government (PDF) - Pamphlet illustrates and explains Municipal Government offices and structure.

**Reminder: McLean County has two Election Authorities. Our office handles all but City of Bloomington. View the Bloomington Election Commission’s Website.**