2016-2017 SH&P ELECTION MANUAL RELEASED; COOK COUNTY CLERK UNVEILS NEW ONLINE "RUNNING FOR OFFICE STARTER KIT"

By Adam Dauksas

October 14, 2016

    Scariano, Himes and Petrarca, Chtd. is pleased to share with you its 2016-2017 Election Manual, which is attached.

    Additionally, last week, the Cook County Clerk’s Office released its new online “Running for Office Starter Kit.”  This application allows suburban Cook County residents to enter their address and, depending on where they live, then provides all of the available offices for which they can run.  Once a specific office is chosen, the “Running for Office Starter Kit” then shows a wealth of information related to that office (e.g. previous election results, what forms must be filed by a candidate and where to file them, and the number of seats to be elected).  Finally, the “Running for Office Starter Kit” will generate a candidate packet that prepopulates the Statement of Candidacy, Petition, and Loyalty Oath (which is optional) forms with the user’s information, thereby reducing the likelihood of costly candidate filing mistakes (Note: The program does not produce a Statement of Economic Interest form, which is required to be filed by school board candidates).

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