Petitions for candidacy for the 2017 Elgin municipal election are available in the City Clerk’s Office located in City Hall, Room 202, 150 Dexter Court. The Elgin City Council will have four Councilmember seats open in the 2017 election for four-year terms. Necessary qualifications to hold the office of Councilmember include being a registered voter in the City of Elgin, a resident of the City of Elgin for at least one year prior to the election, and not in arrears in payment of taxes or other indebtedness due to the City of Elgin.
Petitions for nomination must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office no sooner than 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 21, 2016, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016. The placement of names on the ballot will be in the order of filing.
A Consolidated Primary Election will only be required if more than sixteen (16) electors file their candidacy for the four Councilmember terms up for election. If a Consolidated Primary Election is necessary, it will be held on February 28, 2017. The Consolidated General Election will be held on April 4, 2017.
For more information regarding the 2017 municipal election, please contact the Illinois State Board of Elections at 312/814-6440 www.elections.il.us or the City Clerk’s Office at 847/931-5660.
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