About the Electoral Board
The Cook County Officer’s Electoral Board is comprised of designees of the Cook County Clerk, the State’s Attorney, and the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Board hears objections to candidacies and petitions of public policy questions for submission on the ballot. The vast majority of these matters asks whether the nomination papers or petitions of a candidate for public office are legally valid to appear on the ballot.
For the 2020 Primary Election, the Board is comprised of Chair Sisavanh Baker, designee of the Cook County Clerk, Jessica Scheller, designee of the State’s Attorney, and Meridth Hammer, designee of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Board is advised by legal counsel, James Nally.