Get Involved in the Democratic Party of Kane County

How do I run for political office in Kane County?

The first thing we ask you to do is to contact us at! We often have additional information about the office you may be seeking and can help guide you to useful resources on best campaigning practices.

Depending on the office you are seeking, a lot of information is available at the Illinois State Board of Elections, specifically the Candidate’s Guide. This includes a list of offices requiring nomination or election, the important filing dates, requirements for filing as well as the nomination and objection processes. There is also an FAQ about the nomination procedures.

If the office you are seeking is larger than a county office, for example for state senate or state representative, the Democratic Party of Illinois has a wealth of resources for candidates as well. You can visit their website here.