Download a Petition
WARNING: State law
requires that each petition sheet be self-contained. This means that
the petition heading, instructions to signers, signature lines and
circulator's verification must all be printed on each sheet prior to
circulation. The sheet may be printed on front and back.
You CANNOT tape, staple or glue the front and back sides together.
You CANNOT include sheets with signature lines only. If you have
any questions about how to correctly prepare a petition sheet,
please call the elections department at 773-3537.
Download Petitions in Word 97 Format
The following petition forms may be
downloaded in Microsoft Word 97 format. Earlier software versions
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petition needed, then go to File and Save As. Save the document in
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Form of nominating petition - Partisan election.(Statewide, legislative or county candidates and county political party at large delegates).
Form of petition for circuit court judge - Nonpartisan election.
Certificate of nomination for independent candidate for statewide, legislative or county office.
5:02:08:05.01. Independent Presidential or Gubernatorial candidate declaration of candidacy and
certification of running mate.
Form of declaration for new political party.
Form of Statewide initiative petition.
5:02:08:07.01. Affidavit to be filed with completed Statewide initiative,
referendum, or initiated constitutional amendment petition.
5:02:08:07.02 Affidavit to be submitted with initiative, referendum, or initiated constitutional amendment petition to be circulated.
Form of Statewide referendum petition.
Form of Statewide initiated constitutional amendment petition or initiated
petition for repeal of constitutional provision.
Nominating petition for school board member.(Letter paper size)
5:02:08:11. Nominating petition for school board member.(Legal paper size)
Nominating petition for municipal election.(Letter paper size)
5:02:08:13. Nominating petition for municipal election.(Legal paper size)
Municipal initiative petition.
Municipal referendum petition.
Municipal petition for recall.
County initiative petition.
County referendum petition.
Certificate of nomination for independent presidential electors.
Form of petition to increase or decrease number of county
Form of petition to increase or decrease number of members of school
Form of petition for change in municipal government.
Form of petition for water development district director. (Letter paper size)
5:02:08:24. Form of petition for water development district director. (Legal paper size)
Form of petition for irrigation district director by division.
Form of petition for irrigation district director at large.
Form of petition for water project district director by division.
Form of petition for water project district director at large.
Form of petition for school district reorganization through
Form of petition for multiple school district reorganization to
create a new district.
Form of petition for reconsideration of rejected school district
Form of petition for combining county offices.
Form of petition for combining a county office with the same office
in other counties.
Form of nominating petition for township election.
Form of nominating petition for special district trustee.
*A new petition form took effect in December 2017 for conservation district supervisors. There are no longer three types of petitions for conservation district supervisors.
Form of petition for taxpayer of real property conservation district supervisor - Nonpartisan election
Form of petition for organization of a county road, ambulance, rural
fire protection, sanitary, watershed, or water project district.
of petition for a resolution of cooperation or consolidation
Excess Tax Levy Referendum Petition
Form of petition for consumers power district director
5:02:08:43 Form of petition for establishing or eliminating school
board representation areas
5:02:08:44 Form of petition for referring the discontinuance of an
Form of precinct committeeman or committeewoman statement
5:02:08:46 Form of Implementing a School Board Sentinel Program