Filing Deadline Extended for Election Candidates

Those planning to run for office in the spring have until Dec. 26 to file their paperwork.

Those planning to run for elected office in the spring will have a couple of extra days to declare their candidacies. The Illinois state legislature has moved the deadline to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.

Originally, candidates were required to file by 5 p.m. Christmas Eve, a day when many public buildings will be closed.

Filing for the April 9 election, which will include village, school and library board positions, begins at 8 a.m. Dec. 17. While prospective candidates are now circulating nominating petitions, their candidacies won’t become official until they file the required paperwork.

Vernon Area Library December 05, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Those in the Vernon Area Public Library District who need their papers notarized can use the free Notary Public service at the library. Call 224-543-1485 to verify a notary is currently on duty. You'll need to bring your unsigned papers and an official ID.


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