Saturday, September 1, 2018

Candidate information available
for April 2019 Consolidated Election

Updated information is available on the IASB website for all candidates and prospective candidates for school boards in Illinois. The next election for boards of education for most public schools is April 2, 2019. See the complete list of resources here.

The page includes a list of key dates for school board candidates to observe, including the first day to circulate nominating petitions, which is Tuesday, September 18, and the filing dates, which are December 10 to December 17.

There is also information for new and incumbent candidates, including advice on “Getting on, and staying on, the ballot,” by attorneys Scott F. Uhler and Gregory T. Smith. Individuals considering a run for school board are encouraged to read the “Qualifications and Characteristics of School Board Candidates,” which summarizes the qualifications, position description, reasons for serving, and characteristics of effective school board members.

In addition, information on mandatory board member training outlines the state requirements for after the candidate is elected.

The Candidate’s Guide covers
nominating petition information
and includes the official forms
school board candidates need.
IASB’s board elections page also includes links to relevant documents from the State Board of Elections, including a Candidate’s Guide from the Illinois State Board of Elections, which lists important dates candidates need to observe. The Candidate’s Guide includes the guidelines for filing nominating petitions (see page 6 of the guide), and the official nominating petition forms for the nomination of board candidates (if the school board seat represents the entire district, use SBE form P-7, or if the board seat represents a subdistrict, use SBE form P-7A).