2016 Petitioning Has Begun!
In Illinois, candidates must collect petition signatures to get on voters’ ballots. Our statewide candidates will need 40,000 signatures to not only get on the ballot, but to stay there. All those signatures can only be collected between March 29 and June 20th. If we fail, our candidates’ campaigns will be over and we will lose the opportunity to spread the libertarian message across Illinois during Election 2016. Helping our candidates get on the ballot is the most important activism we do as a party.
If you're ready to help out, it's easy! Gather some pens, a clipboard (or two or three...) and download the 2016 Petition sheet.
Some tips to help you get started
- Ask your family and friends
- Visit train stations, courthouses, post offices, and local events (remember to respect private property)
- Don't forget to ask if they are registered to vote in Illinois first
Do you have more questions? Visit the petitioning page to learn more about how you can help make sure our 2016 candidates are on the ballot this fall. You can also watch the video below, presented by Ken Prazak, veteran petitioner. Ken gets hundreds of signatures each season and has the skills and tactics you need to get the job done.
Make a donation today to help fund our efforts.
Meet Our Candidates
The 2016 campaign season has already begun! Visit our campaign page to meet the Libertarians who are seeking candidacy for election.
Campaigning For You
Libertarians are Pro-You
Libertarians are traversing the state, looking to meet you. As supporters of the smallest minority: The Individual, we have been looking to touch base with as many of Illinois’ citizens as possible, from the Shawnee to Chicago.
Less of Us, More of You
The message we are sharing says: “Enough of the establishment’s robbing Peter to pay Paul.” We need to get the government out of the business of playing one group of people against another. It is time for policies of peace that protect every individual’s rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Choose the Libertarian Party
The Libertarian Party is the third-largest and fastest–growing political party in America. There are libertarian chapters in all 50 states and currently over 140 elected Libertarian officials – six of them right here in Illinois.
Americans want, and deserve, a political system which respects them as unique individuals, as people who can make their own plans, who take responsibility for themselves, who are compassionate, and who can generally solve their own problems.
Libertarians are practical – we know we can’t make the world perfect – but it can be a lot better.
The Libertarian Party is the only political party that is working to dramatically reduce unrestrained government spending, taxes, debt, regulations, bureaucracies, and wars, both foreign and domestic.
Could Illinois use the Liberty Advantage?
Illinois has the largest pension liability, the worst credit rating, and the most units of government in all the 50 states.
The state’s foreclosure and unemployment rates are consistently among the worst in the nation.
Meanwhile, establishment politicians make time to control your life, banning incandescent light bulbs and worrying about e-cigarettes and big gulps.
It’s time for a change in Illinois politics.
Call to patriots
We believe Illinois is ready for a fresh approach. If you do:
- Join the Libertarian Party of Illinois and stand up for freedom
- Donate to fund Libertarian activism and outreach
- Get involved in your local chapter and find like-minded people in your community
- Run for political office and help us bring liberty to Illinois
- Join our email list, Facebook page, and YouTube Channel. You can also follow us on Twitter.
Contact us and let us know what interests you about liberty