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Do not circulate this petition until January 13th, 2022. You may fill the upper portion out on your computer, or print and fill it out by hand. Instructions and tips are at ABC's of Petitions on this site. Here are some of the basics:
PCs need a minimum of 7 signatures but get at least 10.
Signers should sign with the same name and form that they are registered to vote with.
Signers need to be registered voters who live in your precinct.
They should sign with pen…not pencil. Let’s keep honest people honest.
What you need is their signature! The rest of the information can be added by the circulator, however it is better to have signers enter their own address.
The circulator MUST witness signatures themselves.
Per the State Board of Elections, standard abbreviations may be used in writing the voter’s address.
You may pre-fill County (and the City if your precinct is located in one city) to save time.
Avoid ditto marks!
DO NOT SIGN THE AFFIDAVIT AT THE BOTTOM UNTIL YOU ARE IN FRONT OF A NOTARY!
DO NOT NUMBER YOUR PETITIONS UNTIL YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR ENTIRE PACKET TOGETHER.
Yes, you can sign your own petition. However, if you are a notary do not notarize a petition that contains your own signature.
Striking a signature. If someone makes a mistake – like they start signing for someone else and you stop them – that signature can be struck without invalidating your entire petition. How to do it: a) Must be done by the circulator or the candidate prior to filing. b) The person striking the signature must initial the petition at the place where the signature is stuck. c) You need to sign and file a certificate (form P-2A) listing the page number and line number of each signature struck. It is filed with the petition. You can get one from the ISBE site here.