Statement of Economic Interest Index
The Illinois Governmental Ethics Act requires certain state officials and employees to file Statements of Economic Interest with the Office of the Secretary of State annually on or before May 1. Further, the Office of the Secretary of State is charged with annually notifying those officials and employees of the duty to file and providing up-to-date Statement of Economic Interest forms and an internet-based system of filing.
Please visit the Guidance page for more information.
In accordance with the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, 5 ILCS 420, many employees, public officials and appointees to boards or commissions are required to submit an economic interest filing to the Secretary of State's office. Government agencies certify a list of individuals who must file a Statement of Economic Interests each year. Your agency has identified you as an employee, public official or appointee who is required to complete the Statement of Economic Interests. Please review the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act as it has changed.
First Time Online Filers
The access number and password sent to you in the mail will allow you to log in to the electronic filing system to begin the filing process of your Statement of Economic Interest. You will not be able to use the 'Retrieve Access Number and Password' link until you have logged in and verified your email address. If you did not receive a letter in the mail, please verify your address on file with your Ethics Officer. If you misplaced the letter, a second letter will be provided in April with the access number and password. The Illinois Secretary of State's office will not provide the access number and password for the electronic system, by phone or by email. If a letter cannot be found, the filer will file using the paper version of the Statement of Economic Interests form.
Please visit the First Time Filer help section for more information.
Previous Online Filers
As soon as you receive the notification letter in the mail, log in using your access number and password that you used last year. If you did not retain your access number and password from last year, use the "Retrieve Access Number and Password" feature, enter in your email exactly as it is listed in the letter. An email will be sent to you with that information. This option will only work for those who have previously filed electronically. If your email address is not the same as the one we have listed, email firstname.lastname@example.org, our office will reset your email and password and send a letter via U.S. Postal Service with a new computer generated password. If you misplaced the letter, a second letter will be provided in April. The Illinois Secretary of State's office will not provide the access number and password for the electronic system, by phone or by email. If a letter cannot be found, the filer will file using the paper version of the Statement of Economic Interests form.
Please vist the Previous Filer help section for more information.
Ethics Officer Information
The access number and password sent to you in the mail will allow you to log in to the electronic filing system to access your dashboard to review the economic interest statements submitted by filers, check your list of filed and not filed individuals and if applicable, to file your Statement of Economic Interest.
If you have individuals who will be filing manually, their names will appear on the not filed and filed list. If the individuals are on the filed list but there is not a link on their name then we have not uploaded their statement to the website. Once we have uploaded the statement, the link will be there.
Please visit the Ethics Officer help section for more information.
- If for any reason individuals need to amend a statement, they will have to amend the Statement by completing the Statement of Economic Interests form and filing it with an original signature.
- In order to protect personally identifying and confidential information, do not include on the Statement of Economic Interests any account numbers, Social Security numbers, or other confidential information. This Statement of Economic Interests will be published on the Secretary of State's website in a publicly searchable database. In the event that a residential address is requested, use only the name of the street to identify the property at issue.