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Petition Circulation Period Underway

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 06:54:47 CDT

Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser has announced that candidates interested in running for County offices in the General Primary Election in March may now receive petitions from her office.

The petition circulation period began on Tuesday, Sep. 3, and the filing period for submitting completed nominating papers and petitions for County offices will be from Monday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Dec. 2, excluding the Thanksgiving holidays of November 28 and 29.

County offices to be nominated in the Primary include State's Attorney, Circuit Clerk and Coroner, as well as 11 of the 21 County Board seats in all seven board districts. In addition, Democratic and Republican precinct committee representatives will be elected at the Primary, and petitions for those candidates can be obtained and will be filed at the County Clerk's office as well.

The primary will also nominate federal offices of U.S. President, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Representative in the 13th Congressional District, as well as State Representative of the 95th District and judges, if necessary.

The 2020 General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Anyone needing further information about the upcoming elections is encouraged to call the County Clerk and Recorder's office at 217-532-9530, or email


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