School Board Candidate Training with the Leadership Institute
Join the Leadership Institute on November 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to run for the upcoming April Elections.
Attendees will learn how to:
• Develop a campaign strategy
• Create a campaign structure and organization
• Hire and fire staff and consultants
• Research your district, constituents, and opponent
• Conduct voter outreach and get-out-the-vote strategies
Click here to RSVP!
School Board Candidate Timeline
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2022
Petitions may Start (Signatures)
Petitions may NOT be circulated prior to 9/20.
Petitions must be signed by at least 50 qualified voters or 10% of the voters, whichever is less,
residing within the district.
Get at least 150 to be safe.
DECEMBER 12-19. 2022 File Petitions
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TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2023 ELECTION DAY
- United States Citizen
- A Illinois state resident
- Resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the election
- At least 18 years of age
- A registered voter
- Can not be a school trustee
- Can not be employed by the district
Note: In some districts, residency within specific sub-districts can limit eligibility for specific seats. Double check with your county clerk to ensure eligibility.
Note: Federal law prohibits postal employees from running.
- Must file a Statement of Economic Interests with the county clerk and secure a receipt. These forms would be issued from the county clerk.
- Must obtain a nominating petition and gather at least 50 signatures from registered voters in your district. You may also gather signatures from 10% of the voters, if that number were to be less. A nomination petition is issued from the county clerk or the board of election commissioners.
- File a Statement of Candidacy issued by the county clerk.
Note: These documents and the county clerk’s receipt must be filed no earlier than 113 days before the election and no later than 106 days before the election.
Note: If a candidate receives 3,000 dollars or more in their campaign, reports must be filed with the county clerk. (Illinois Campaign Disclosure Act)
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