Before an election, some municipalities will supply a packet of information to prospective candidates indicating the number of signatures required by law to be placed on a ballot. However, can a prospective candidate rely on the number of required signatures provided by the municipality? The answer is… no! A controversy arose out of the Village of Glendale Heights where the Village Clerk distributed candidate packets with the wrong information in them. The Clerk had reviewed the State Board of Elections Candidate’s Guide and apparently misinterpreted the filing requirements regarding the number of signatures for a petition. 10 ILCS 5/10-3 of the… Continue Reading Can A Candidate Rely On Signature Requirement Information Supplied By A Municipal Clerk?