Attorney General State of Illinois

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Nov 22, 2021 - Jun 27, 2022


The Attorney General of Illinois is the highest legal officer in the state of Illinois. The Illinois Attorney General's main duties can be distilled to these three areas: 1) Advocate on behalf of the people in Illinois, 2) Legislate with members of the General Assembly for new laws, and 3) Litigate to ensure that state laws are followed and respected. The Attorney General's office provides a broad range of services including: protecting consumers, ensuring open and honest government, prosecuting campaign finance complaints, and helping victimes of crime. The Illinois Attorney General serves for four year terms and there are no term limits.

Application Guidelines
To run for this position you must contact the County Clerk's Elections Division in which you reside, or the Illinois State Board of Elections. Be aware that the filing window is typically only one week long, however the period for circulating petitions for signatures and preparing your paperwork is much longer (typically 90 days). If you are considering running, contact the County Clerk as soon as possible to verify that you are eligible to run for this position, and to clarify the requirements for running (petition signatures, filing fees, etc.) The County Clerks and the State Board of Elections are the administrators for the elections and their purpose is to help voters and candidates, so contact them as soon as possible. Additionally, please use the weblink to the Candidate Guide provided by the State of Illinois on this page.

Submit application to:
Illinois State Board of Elections, 2329 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL, 62704, US