Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court

Employer / Organization

Cook County

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 22, 2020


The Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court is the officer of the court whose primary statutory responsibility is to serve as the keeper of all court records and to collect and disburse all court related monies. Other duties consist of planning and coordinating the operations of the Circuit Clerk's Office.

Application Guidelines
To run for this position you must contact the County Clerk's Elections Division in which you reside, or the Illinois State Board of Elections. Be aware that the filing window is typically only one week long, however the period for circulating petitions for signatures and preparing your paperwork is much longer (typically 90 days). If you are considering running, contact the County Clerk as soon as possible to verify that you are eligible to run for this position, and to clarify the requirements for running (petition signatures, filing fees, etc.) The County Clerks and the State Board of Elections are the administrators for the elections and their purpose is to help voters and candidates, so contact them as soon as possible. Additionally, please use the weblink to the Candidate Guide provided by the State of Illinois on this page.

Submit application to:
Cook County Clerk-Elections, 69 W. Washington, Chicago, IL, 60602, US