NEW DATE!! What is the procedure for getting on the ballot for the April 6, 2021, local election? Cook Co. Executive Director Jacob Kaplan will lead this online training session, highlighting the basic steps candidates need to follow to get on the ballot. Candidates can start circulating nominating petitions on Sept. 22, and must submit their petitions this December. Sign up here, and a link to the meeting will be sent out the day before the training.