Qualified Will County residents who would like to run for an office but were unable to get their petition filed in time can run as a write-in candidate. To be a write-in candidate a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate form must be completed no later than sixty-one days prior to an Election. The form can be found by going to thewillcountyclerk.com.
A Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate can be filed in person at, or mailed to, the Will County Clerk's Office. The last day to file to be a write-in candidate for the November 6, 2018 General Election is September 6, 2018.
Forms can be mailed to: Will County Clerk's Office
302 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
In order to cast a write-in vote, voters must complete their ballot by darkening the oval to the left of the write-in line and write the candidate's name on the line provided under the appropriate office on the ballot. (The voter must make his/her intent clear, ex: Frank Smith, not Smith.)