Lisa Fancher, Iroquois County Clerk, announced that petitions are available at Local Election Officials’ offices for candidates who would like to circulate petitions for the April 9, 2013 Consolidated Election. The first day to circulate petitions for the April election is September 25, 2012. December 17th – December 24, 2012 are the filing dates for petitions in the office of the Local Election Official.
Village and city candidates can pick up petitions at their local village and city clerk’s office. Township candidates can pick up their petitions at their local township clerk’s office. Park, library and fire candidates can pick up petitions at their local district secretary’s office. School boards, community colleges, and regional board of school trustees will also be elected at the April 9th Election. Petitions can be picked up at the local school offices, or you can contact the County Clerk’s Office at the Administrative Center for more information.
Multi-township assessors can pick up petitions at the Iroquois County Clerk’s Office located in the Administrative Center. Multi-township assessors will file nomination petitions in the office of the County Clerk. The hours for Multi-Township Assessors to file in the County Clerk’s office are Monday, December 17-22, 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. The last day for filing is Monday, December 24, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
It is extremely important that prospective candidates learn about the qualifications and requirements for a particular office, gather enough valid signatures and correctly submit the necessary paperwork so they are not taken off the ballot. Many potential candidates are not always familiar with the process and make mistakes that jeopardize their candidacies. The candidate’s guide is available on the Illlinois State Board of Elections website at: www.elections.state.il.us.
If you need further information, please contact the Iroquois County Clerk’s Office at 815-432-6960.
Lisa L. Fancher
Iroquois County Clerk & Recorder