Amended filing period for School Board candidates

By on December 17, 2012

KANELAND—Senate Bill 3338 was signed into law by Governor Quinn on Nov. 29. This law, which becomes effective immediately, amends Section 1-4 of the Election Code to specify that, for the 2013 consolidated election period, local election officials have until Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 5 p.m. (rather than Monday, Dec. 24) to accept candidates’ petitions.

A school board candidate’s petition must be filed in the Kaneland District Office no earlier than 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17. Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the secretary’s office. If two or more candidates file simultaneously on the first day (Dec. 17 at 8 a.m., or in the first mail received that day), a lottery will be conducted to determine which name is first on the ballot. The lottery will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 9 a.m. at the Milnamow Administrative Center in the Kaneland District offices at 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park, IL 60151. Attendance at the lottery is not mandatory; a representative may attend if desired.

Note that Thursday, Jan. 3, is the last day for filing objections to a candidate’s nominating papers in the office of the board secretary, and the last day for a candidate to withdraw from nomination.