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 Chicagoโ€™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