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Steve Balich Conservative Activist




January 25, 2019


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Deadline Jan. 31 to file as a write-in candidates for April 2 Consolidated Election

JOLIET – Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry reminds those who still are interested in running for a local seat in the upcoming Consolidated Election that the Thursday, Jan. 31 deadline to file as a write-in candidate is fast approaching.

Qualified Will County residents who wish to run for local office but were unable to file nominating petitions in December may still file a Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate. The form must be completed and filed no later than 61 days prior to the April 2 Consolidated Election.

The form can be found by going to thewillcountyclerk.com and clicking on the appropriate link under the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election heading. A Declaration of Intent may be filed in person or mailed to the Will County Clerk’s Office. Mailed declarations must be notarized. The address is:

Will County Clerk

Attn: Elections

302 N. Chicago Street

Joliet, IL 60432

In order to cast a write-in vote, voters must complete their ballot by darkening the oval to the left of the write-in line and write the candidate’s name on the line provided under the appropriate office on the ballot. Voters must make their intent clear by writing the full name, for example, “Frank Smith” and not just “Smith.”

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About The Will County Clerk

The County Clerk is the chief election authority administering elections throughout Will County.  This entails providing a myriad of services for voters, candidates and providing election results.  In addition, the Will County Clerk’s Office maintains vital (birth, marriage, civil unions and death) records, public filings (assumed business name, statements of economic interests and notary public), issues marriage and civil union licenses, provides tax and real estate services as well as recording the activities of the Will County Board.  The County Clerk’s main office is located in the Will County Office Building at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  For more information please visit www.thewillcountyclerk.com.