Elections Cases

Matters brought under the Illinois election code including and are not limited to: reviews of electoral board decisions, election contests, and issues concerning the composition of electoral boards.

In Cook County, election cases are heard in the County Division.

Appointment as a Public Member of an Electoral Board

The Court is accepting Applications for Appointment as a Public Member of an Electoral Board. Pursuant to General Order No. 21, the Court will maintain a list of persons knowledgeable in election law willing to serve as a public member of an electoral board.

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If interested in having your credentials considered, please fill out the application for appointment of public member and send to the Office of the Presiding Judge Room 1701, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington Street, Suite 1701, Chicago, IL 60602 or via email to CJCAL3@cookcountyil.gov. For any questions, please contact: (312) 603-6194. 

Additional Information

Administrative Order 2018-6: Election Cases (Re: Procedures for Election Cases)

General Order No. 21 - Electoral Boards