PETITIONING INSTRUCTIONS

Petition download at bottom of page.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY & ENTIRELY BEFORE YOU START PETITIONING

Thank you for doing whatever you can do to help the Libertarian Party of Illinois (LPIL) candidates achieve ballot access for the November 2020 General Election. Your volunteer signatures mean more this year than ever before.

Although the petition drive legally starts on Tuesday, March 24, please do NOT petition in public for as long as the Shelter in Place directive is in place.

However, please gather signatures of Illinois registered voters in private—from friends, family members, etc.—from whomever you can safely gather signatures.

While that alone probably won’t be enough signatures to meet current statutory ballot access requirements, it will be important to show that LPIL members made a serious effort to gather what signatures we could, if we have to file a lawsuit to gain access to the November 2020 ballot.

A copy of the LPIL 2020 petition for our statewide candidates ONLY is Here. The petition must be printed on white letter size (8.5” x 11”) paper. (We have other, non-statewide candidates who are trying to get on the ballot, but those candidates, unfortunately, have separate petitions that will be on lpillinois.org as soon as possible.)

Please ask everyone you can to sign the petition, but please ask if they are a registered voter first. A signer should sign their signatures, NEATLY print their name, write their residence street address or Rural Route Number at which they are registered to vote (IMPORTANT: the address needs to match their residential address in the State Board of Elections database), their City, Town or Village and their County. All five data items must be included on the petition.

You can sign a petition for which you are the circulator.

When you are done gathering signatures on a petition sheet(s), you must have your petition sheet notarized by an Illinois Notary Public. At the bottom of each sheet, while you can fill out your name, street or RR address, city, county and state information ahead of time, you MUST sign your name on the Circulator’s Signature line ONLY when in front of the Notary Public. All petition sheets must be signed by the petition circulator for that sheet and be notarized.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please report to Bill Redpath at bill.redpath@lp.org on regular basis the number of signatures that you possess. It is important for us to know how many signatures are out there.

Also, please don’t let your signatures pile up in your possession. Please mail them frequently to Bill at 1303 Westley Lane, West Dundee, IL 60118-3545. Please email Bill or call him at 703-864-2132 with any questions or concerns. Thank you for helping make this petition drive a success this year.

Download 2020 Statewide Petition (.pdf)

Easiest way to help

If 2,000 Libertarians across the state just got one petition sheet filled out we would complete the petition drive quickly and it would be free.

  • STEP 1: Download the 2020 Petition sheet.
  • STEP 2: Collect 15 signatures including yours (from registered voters in IL).
  • STEP 3: Get your petition sheet(s) notarized at your local bank for free.
  • STEP 4: Mail your completed and notarized sheet to:
    Ballot Access
    Libertarian Party of Illinois
    1303 Westley Lane
    West Dundee, IL 60118-3545
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