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Independent candidates in November election can begin Tuesday to gather petition signatures

March 26, 2012

Photo of VOTE buttonBeginning Tuesday, March 27, individuals in DeKalb County with no party affiliation now have the opportunity to seek the required number of signatures to have their name appear on the General Election ballot in November.

In most cases, the signature requirements are 5 percent of the number of votes cast in that race at the most recent General Election, which took place in 2010.

The filing period for individuals wishing to seek nomination as an independent candidate is from June 18 through June 25.

Complete signature requirements, forms and other documents are available online.

For more information and the complete General Election Calendar, contact the Elections Office at (815) 895-7147 or visit