Packets Available Online or In Office

Petition packets for the upcoming 2024 Primary Election are available now. Packets are available for pickup at the Election office at the Courthouse or available online.

Circulation Dates

  • Circulation Starts – September 5, 2023
  • Filing – November 27 through December 4, 2023

Review of Petition Papers

The Macoupin County Clerk and staff cannot provide a review of nominating papers or legal opinions regarding petition papers. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to consult competent legal counsel regarding qualifications to seek office, preparation of petition papers, circulator requirements, signature requirements, etc. After petition papers have been filed, pages cannot be amended or added. A receipt for filing the required Statement of Economic Interests may be added until 5 p.m. on the last day to file.

For additional information, please review the Illinois State Board of Elections 2024 Candidates Guide.

Legal Objections to Nominating Papers

A candidate’s nominating papers are subject to legal challenge by qualified objectors when forms are incomplete or improperly completed. Appointments for reviewing registration for signers of petitions can be made with the Voter Registration Department at (217) 854-3214.