Ballot Access

CHICAGO — A federal court in Illinois approved an order agreed upon between the state and its Libertarian and Green parties to modify election rules that require potential candidates to gather in-person signatures, finding that the order balances the state’s interests while accommodating the restrictions on candidates’ ability to collect signatures in light of Covid-19. 

Under the order, previously qualifying new party and independent candidates will have ballot access and other new and independent candidates will only be required to get 10% of the previously required number of signatures. The order also extends the deadline to get signatures from June 22 to Aug. 7.

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