Candidate Filing Information

Becoming a Write-in Candidate

Information on becoming a write-in candidate is available in the 2022 Candidate's Guide. The Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate is available for download.

Important Reminders

  • 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

Party candidates may be appointed to fill a position where the Nominated Candidate withdraws from the race after the Primary Election.

2023 Consolidated Election Candidates - Pick from the below districts for information and forms to download:

  1. Municipalities
  1. Park District Boards
  1. Library Boards
  1. Board of Education
  1. Fire Protection District

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) 888-4035, 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.