Monday, December 12, 2016

Board candidate filing begins today

Get election information and candidate guidance, including
links to Illinois State Board of Elections and sample forms, here.
Today is the first day of the Dec. 12-19 filing period for candidates to run in the April 4, 2017 consolidated election, which includes school board elections in most Illinois public school districts.

School board candidate nomination papers are to be filed with the county clerk (or county board of election commissioners, if applicable). Note that the Cook County Clerk website lists four suburban sites, set out as the first thing on the site. If the school district encompasses more than one county, the correct county is that in which the main office of the school district is located.

To become a candidate for the school board, individuals must file the following:

  • Statement of Candidacy;
  • Receipt for Statement of Economic Interests;
  • Nominating petitions.

Names of qualified candidates will be placed on the ballot in the order in which nominating papers are received. If necessary, a lottery will be held for the first and last spots if multiple candidates’ papers are filed simultaneously in either the first or last hour of the filing period.

IASB offers election information and candidate guidance, including links to Illinois State Board of Elections and sample forms, here.