Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago


Langdon D. Neal, Chairman
Richard A. Cowen, Secretary/Commissioner
Marisel A. Hernandez, Commissioner

Lance Gough, Executive Director
Kelly Bateman, Asst. Executive Director

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For Candidates

This section of the web site is devoted to Election Board resources and information related to candidates. These include: election calendars, information on filing of nominating papers, information on filing objections, and historical information/reference materials on past Electoral Board cases.

Calendar for the March 18, 2014 Primary Election

Calendar for the Feb. 24, 2015 Municipal Elections and April 7, 2015 Run-Off Elections

Candidate Filing Schedules

Candidate List for March 18, 2014 Primary Election

    Write-In Candidates

Canvass Schedule for March 18, 2014 Primary Election: Balloting System Preparations or "PRELAT" and Post-Election Vote-Counting Activities
    Canvass Notices, Documents & Forms - Section 1
    Canvass Notices, Documents & Forms - Section 2
    Canvass Notices, Documents & Forms - Section 3 
    Canvass: Verification & Canvass Of Returns - Form 20A

Electoral Board Rules for 2014 Primary Election
    Memo To Parties Regarding Electoral Board Rules 

How Votes Are Counted & Reported on Election Night

Index of Electoral Board Decisions: A history of rulings sorted by topic with links to Electoral Board decisions

Library of Electoral Board Decisions: 1980-2012

Petition & Objection Filing Information

Poll Watcher Information

Precinct Schedules (lists of wards and precincts for each congressional, legislative, county board, etc. district)

Sample Ballots: Click Here, Enter Voter's Address & Last Name

Videos: How to Navigate the Objection Process

Ward Maps & Aldermanic Directory