Candidate Information

County Clerk's Office
2024 Local Government Candidates

Write-In Candidates


Madison County Voter Registration Report

Candidate FAQs

Contact Us

2024 Local Government Candidates

Important dates for the 2024 General Primary on Tuesday  March 19, 2024


 SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 -- First day to circulate petitions 
 NOVEMBER 27, 2023 -- First day to file petitions in the office of the County Clerk 
 DECEMBER 4, 2023 --   Last day to file petitions in the office of the County Clerk

Petition packets for candidates that file with the County Clerk's office are now available for Established Political Parties

County-wide Office Candidate Packet 2024.pdf (PDF) 

County Board Member Candidate Packet 2024.pdf (PDF) 

Precinct Committeeman Candidate Packet 2024.pdf (PDF) 

All Petitions filed by persons waiting in line at the office of the County Clerk as of 8:30 A.M. on the first day for filing, NOVEMBER 27, 2023, shall be considered as having been simultaneously filed. 

Petitions, filed by mail, which are received in the office of the County Clerk in the first mail delivery or pickup on the first day of filing shall be considered as having been simultaneously filed as of 8:30 A.M. 

All petitions received thereafter shall be considered as having been filed in the order of actual receipt.

Petitions filed within the last hour on December 4, 2023 will also be considered simultaneously filed. 

Whenever two or more petitions are simultaneously filed for the same office, by candidates of the same party or independent candidates, the County Clerk shall break ties and determine the order of filing by means of a lottery.

Office hours for filing petitions are: from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday, November 27th through Friday, December 1, 2023.  On Monday, DECEMBER 4, 2023, the last day for filing petitions, the office will be open until 5:00 P.M.  Naturally, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.


                    BACK TO TOP

Write-In Candidates

To become a write-in candidate, you must file a "Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In" form with the County Clerk at least 61 days prior to an election. 

If an objection to a candidate's nominating papers or petitions for an office is sustained after the 61st day before the election, he or she can file a notarized declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for that office with the County Clerk no later than 7 days prior to the election. 

Write-in votes for candidates who file this form will be counted. 

Write-in Candidate Declaration

                    BACK TO TOP


  • be registered to vote in Illinois
  • have valid credentials from the Madison County Clerk’s Office
  • have separate credentials issued for each voting site selected to observe
  • Pollwatchers are required to surrender their credentials at the polls and sign the Pollwatcher Register.

Contact Us

If you are a candidate and a have questions or concerns please call my office.

Linda Andreas
Madison County Clerk
157 North Main Street
P.O. Box 218
Edwardsville, IL  62025

Phone:  618-692-6920
Fax:  618-692-8903

Hours:  Mon. - Fri.  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

                    BACK TO TOP