Municipal Election

Municipal Elections 2021

Petitions for candidacy for the 2021 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 the position of four Councilmember seats for a four-year term open in the 2021 election.

Petitions for nomination must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office no sooner than 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020. The placement of names on the ballot will be in the order of filing.
NOTE: The City Clerk’s Office will NOT ACCEPT any petition for filing after 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the filing period. This applies to any individual(s) waiting in line as of the 5:00 p.m. deadline who has not yet filed his/her petition(s).

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 23, 2021. The Consolidated General Election will be held on April 6, 2021.

For more information regarding the 2021 municipal election, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 847-931-5660 or the Illinois State Board of Elections at 312/814-6440 (Chicago office) or 217-782-4141 (Springfield office). You may also access the Illinois State Board of Election’s website at