Hundreds of candidates wait in line to get on the ballot
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Hundreds of candidates running for political office were in line for hours to get their name on the ballot for next years' elections.
It's the start of a critical time for candidates running for office in Illinois next year.
Monday marked the start of the filing period for established party candidates running in the March primary.
Rivanda Doss is running to be a judge in Cook County.
She says waiting in line to get her name on the ballot reminds her of waiting in line for the latest and greatest cell phone.
"I feel like I'm waiting for the iPhone 5, iPhone 10," Doss said. "That's what I feel like. It's pretty exciting. I don't do the concert tickets or the iPhone, but if this is what it's like then I finally did it."
People have until Dec. 4 to turn in candidate petitions with signatures.
The March 20 primary includes races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, along with judges and county offices.