Petition filing dates for General Primary Election

Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson announced that established political party Grundy County candidates wishing to appear on the March 19, 2024 General Primary ballot can now pick up petition packets from the county clerk's office. Candidates may also download the packets from the county clerk's website at, under 'Election Information' and may also request a petition packet by e-mail, by contacting the clerk's office at

The first day to circulate petitions for signatures was Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. Grundy County Offices to be nominated at the Primary include: Circuit Clerk, Coroner, State's Attorney and County Board Members for Districts 1, 2, and 3. Precinct Committeepersons will be elected at the General Primary Election.

Petitions may be filed in person by the candidate, or a candidate representative, beginning Monday, Nov. 27th thru Monday, Dec. 4, 2023. The clerk's office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be open until 5 p.m. on the last day of filing. Petitions may also be filed by mail, by mailing to: Grundy County Clerk, 111 E. Washington St., Room 12, Morris IL 60450; however, they must be returned by Monday, Dec. 4.

Petitions received before the first day of filing cannot be accepted.

Please note that the county clerk and staff cannot provide legal opinions regarding petition papers. Prospective candidates are encouraged to consult their own legal advisors on questions related to their petition packets. Once petition papers are filed, they cannot be changed or amended. Please note that a candidate's nominating papers are subject to legal challenge by qualified objectors.

The 2024 Candidates Guide and the 2024 Election and Campaign Disclosure Calendar are available online, at the Illinois State Board of Elections website at

Petition packets for independent and new party candidates will be available after the March Primary. For more information, contact the Grundy County Clerk's Office at 815-941-3222, option #1, or e-mail