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Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson reminds candidates that the first day to

file petitions for the March 17, 2020 General Primary Election, is Monday, November 25, 2019  beginning at 8:00 a.m. Filing will continue through Monday, December 2, 2019.

Offices up for nomination are Circuit Clerk, Coroner, State’s Attorney, and County Board Members for Districts 1, 2, & 3. Precinct Committeemen will also be filing petitions for  election at the March Primary.

Simultaneous filing for the same office, at the 8:00 a.m. filing time, will result in a lottery to determine ballot placement. Petition packets received, through the mail, on the first day of filing, will also be considered filed at 8:00 a.m. Candidates who file on the last day, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., will also be entered into a lottery to determine ballot placement.

The County Clerk’s Office is located at the Grundy County Courthouse, 111 E. Washington St., Room 12, Morris. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Clerk’s office will be open until 5:00 p.m., on Monday December 2nd for the last day of filing.

Important Dates to remember: 

Nov. 25, 2019 – First day for candidates of established political parties to file petitions.

Dec.  2, 2019 – Last day for candidates of established political parties to file petitions, until 5:00 p.m.

Dec. 9, 2019 – Last day for filing objections to nomination papers of candidates who filed during the Nov. 25 – Dec. 2, 2019 filing period.

Jan. 16, 2020 – Last day to file a Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Grundy County Clerk at, or call the Clerk’s Office at 815-941-3222.