Circulate A Petition for Wallace

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or will be 18 by the date of the upcoming General Election; and,  A citizen of the United States (can be from outside of the district, county, or state).
  • The circulator must personally witness all signatures given and sign the required circulator’s statement affirming that all signatures were given in their presence. No one may be considered a circulator of any petition page except the person who signs the circulator’s statement. (10 ILCS 5/7-10, 8-8, 10-4)

Except where petition circulation periods for 2022 have been amended pursuant to Section 2A-1.1b of the Election Code, petition sheets must not be circulated more than 90 days prior to the last day for the filing of the petitions. The circulator’s statement on a candidate’s petition sheet must specify either the dates on which the sheets were circulated, the first and last  dates on which the sheet was circulated, or that none of the signatures on the sheet were signed more than 90 days preceding the last day for filing the petitions. See page four for dates when candidates may start circulating petition sheets. (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.1b, 7-10, 8-8, 10-4)

Note: Blank nomination petitions may be reproduced prior to circulation. The signatures of the signers, circulator, and the notary public must be original. (10 ILCS 5/7-10, 8-8, 10-4)

A petition circulator must complete the circulator’s statement at the bottom of each petition sheet certifying their address, age, citizenship information, and that the signatures on that sheet were signed in their presence. They must certify that the signatures are genuine and, to the best of their knowledge, that the persons signing were duly registered voters of the political subdivision for which the candidate or candidates shall be nominated, or elected, and that their respective registration addresses are correctly stated therein. This statement shall be sworn to and signed by a notary. (10 ILCS 5/7-10, 8-8, 10-4)

Petition circulators shall indicate on such petition their residence address (written or printed) including the street address or rural route number, as well as, city, village or town, and state. (10 ILCS 5/7- 10, 8-8, 10-4)

The Petition

  • A circulator may not circulate petitions for more than one political party. (10 ILCS 5/10-4); : v. Young, 322 Ill. App. 3d 996, 751 N.E.2d 610 (4th Dist. 2001)
  • A circulator may not circulate petitions for an independent candidate(s) in addition to candidates for a new political party. (10 ILCS 5/10-4)
  • A circulator may not circulate petitions for more than one new political party. (10 ILCS 5/10-4)
  • A circulator may not circulate petitions for an established party and an independent or new party candidate. (10 ILCS 5/10-4)

Returning Petitions

Please mail completed and notarized petitions to:
Wallace for Illinois
P.O. Box 815
Flossmoor IL 60422