Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How to become an elected committeeman

Conservativeprecincts@gmail.com Steve Balich (815) 557-7196

View Janet Silosky who decided to make a difference in Plainfield by
becoming a Conservative Committeeman

In all counties other than Cook, Precinct Committeemen are elected to a two-year term in all even-year Primary Elections. It is an all-volunteer position. It's a party post (Republican or Democrat), as opposed to a public one.

A Precinct Committeeman represents a Party's voters of his or her Precinct on the County Central Committee. Precinct Committeemen also elect the Party’s County Chairman (in all counties outside of Cook).

By becoming a Precinct Committeeman you can take a leadership role in advancing the conservative principles of lower taxes, fiscal responsibility, individual freedom, strong national defense, and traditional family values in your own neighborhood.

A Precinct Committeeman's job is to deliver the maximum number of votes in his or her precinct on Election Day. Precinct Committeemen represent the core of any Party’s grassroots effort.
Being a Precinct Committeeman means being the most direct contact point for fellow voters of your chosen party (Republican or Democrat) in your neighborhood.


Must be a United States citizen, Must be 18 years of age, Registered voter of the precinct

Steve Balich (815) 557-7196 will assist you if you need additional direction in seeking a committeman position in Will County, IL. or e-mail us at conservativeprecincts@gmail.com. We will also be glad to assist you if you are outside of the Will County area as well.


Obtain a Petition Packet, Choose Democrat or Republican: Below can be downloaded from http://www.elections.il.gov/

Nominating Petition Form http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/pdf/P-27.pdf

Statement of Candidacy http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/pdf/P-1.pdf

Loyalty Oath

Packets can also be picked up either at the Illinois State Board of Election's Springfield or Chicago office. Your County Clerks Office will also offer packets. Petition Packets are available approximately one month prior to the first day to circulate Petitions. You can also download the Petition Packet from the Illinois State Board of Election's website.

Circulate Nominating Petitions.

You may begin circulating your Nominating Petitions on August 4, 2009.

Meet the Signature Requirements.

Nominating Petitions must contain the valid signatures of a minimum of 10 primary voters of the party of your choice. Try to receive more than the minimum. Get petitions notarized and turn them in. That's it!


In most cases you will not have an opponent running against you. A campaign for Precinct Committeeman often won't require a great deal of campaigning. While Precinct Committeemen races are small, they offer an excellent way to get started in politics. Many top public officials will tell you they cut their teeth in politics as a Precinct Committeeman. Some even remain Precinct Committeemen as they seek other posts in public office. This is a good starting point for understanding the process and to pursue further positions if interested in doing so.


Please contact us and let us know that you have been added to the ballot in your precinct. Email us at conservativeprecincts@gmail.com. We also would like to have you sign up as a member of The Conservative Committeeman of Illinois. If you are a committeeman already, please join our organization. This is a good way to keep in touch regarding legislation, candidates, and other information that pertains to steering our state and country in the right direction again.

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