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Filing Deadline for Library Board Election Approaches

Nominating packets accepted beginning Dec. 17.

Prospective candidates for the Vernon Area Library Board of Trustees may file nominating papers at the library beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

The library’s lobby doors will open for filers at 8:30 a.m. on December 17.  A Notary Public will be on hand to certify petition papers and Statements of Candidacy. Prospective candidates needing notary services should bring an official ID.

On the first day of filing, all prospective candidates waiting in line at the library’s normal opening time of 9:00 a.m. are considered simultaneous filers, along with petitions received in the first mail delivery of that day. Petitions received by the library prior to the first day of the filing period will be returned to the sender. Petitions received after the end of the filing period will not be accepted, regardless of postmark.

The order of names on the ballot is determined by a public lottery from among the simultaneous filers, which, if required, will take place on December 18, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. in the library’s Board Conference Room. The names of subsequent filers are added to the ballot in order of the date and time of their filing. The Consolidated Election will take place on April 9, 2013. All terms commence on Monday, May 20, 2013.

The last day to file nominating papers is December 26, 2012. Please note that the library is closed on December 24 and December 25. 

Helpful information about completing and filing nominating papers may be found on the Lake County Clerk’s website at http://countyclerk.lakecountyil.gov/ElectionInfo/Candidate-Services/

About the Vernon Area Public Library District Board of Trustees

The Vernon Area Public Library District Board of Trustees provides a liaison between the general public and the library. The Board has the legal authority and responsibility to see that the library is well managed, and that it operates in accordance the laws of the State of Illinois and the policies established by the Board itself. Duties and responsibilities include budget oversight, policy formulation, long- and short-range planning, and appointment of the library director. The Board of Trustees regularly meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire.

About the Vernon Area Public Library District

The Vernon Area Public Library District serves a population of 41,000 within a 29-square-mile area that includes all or parts of Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Vernon Hills, Prairie View, Riverwoods and unincorporated Vernon Township. For more information about the library and its services, visit http://www.vapld.info.

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