Filing Procedures

1. Receive instructions, including your password and the filing website, from the Secretary of State via US Postal Mail

  • You will also be sent an email notification of this requirement by the University

2. Visit the website and log in with your university email and the password provided in the Secretary of State Mailing

  • If you cannot locate your letter and password, please contact the Secretary of State at Be sure to include your question, name, and a phone number where you can be contacted, if necessary.
  • If you are unable to file the form electronically, you may complete a paper form
    • please fill in your name and home mailing address at the top of the form, complete all blanks, and sign your name in original ink
    • the original form must be placed in US Mail to the Office of the Secretary of State at the address listed on the bottom of their form by May 1st (please note this date has been moved to June 30th for 2020)
    • they will not accept faxes, photocopies, or electronic signatures for paper filings

3. Use the form-specific questions page for reference when completing your filing

8. The Secretary of State will provide you with a confirmation email once your form has been successfully filed. You will receive a second email once the university Ethics Officer has reviewed your form (as required by law). These communications will be sent from and will contain the subject line: "User Information from Illinois Statement of Economic Interest Filing System to confirm accurate email address."


Please visit the FAQ Statements section of our website to learn more about penalties for late filing and other common questions.

For information specific to the Supplemental Statement form, please visit the Supplemental Statement of Economic Interest Form page of our website.