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School Board Candidates

You can make use of the forms that we have taken from the State Board of Elections’ Candidate's Guide in filing your petition to run. You should review the Candidate's Guide, which is available here.

An excerpt from the Candidate's Guide regarding running for the Board of Education is here.

You will need to file in a packet, securely bound along one edge, the following:

  • A Statement of Candidacy, Form P-1A. This must be filled-out, signed and notarized.

  • Consecutively-numbered petition sheets, use Form P-7 (unless you are running in School District 218, then use Form P-7A). Every School District in Cook County has more than 500 voters, so you need to file at least 50 valid signatures. You are running for Member of the Board of Education at the Consolidated Election to be held on April 7, 2015. You are probably running for a full term, but if there is a two-year vacancy in your School District and you want to run for it, be sure to indicate that at the appropriate point in the petition sheet’s heading.

  • A Receipt for filing a Statement of Economic Interests. The Receipt is a copy of the Statement with a file stamp, which you will get when you file the original Statement with the County Clerk. For more information on filing the Statement of Economic Interests, click here.

You can also file:


Candidate Filing

The locations, dates and times are as follows:

Monday, Dec. 15: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cook County Clerk’s Office
69 W. Washington, Pedway
Chicago, IL 60602

Arlington Racecourse
2000 W. Euclid Ave., Ditka’s Hall of Fame Room 
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Hawthorne Distribution Center
2222 S. Kenneth Ave., Blue awning entrance
Chicago, IL 60623 (on the border with Cicero)

Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Dr., West Exhibit Hall
Tinley Park, IL 60477


Tuesday, Dec. 16 - Friday, Dec. 19: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20: 9 a.m. to Noon
Monday, Dec. 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 
Cook County Clerk’s Office
69 W. Washington, Fifth Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Hawthorne Distribution Center
2222 S. Kenneth Ave., Blue awning entrance
Chicago, IL 60623 (on the border with Cicero)

All candidates who are in line by 8 a.m. on Dec. 15 will have their papers stamped with that time. If more than one candidate seeking the same office files at 8 a.m., a lottery will be conducted to determine whose name will appear first on the ballot. Candidates for the same office who file between 4 and 5 p.m. on Dec. 22, the last day of filing, will also be included in a ballot lottery for the last spot on the ballot.  Anyone who files between 8:01 a.m. on Dec. 15 and 3:59 p.m. on Dec. 22 will be on the ballot in the order they turned in their nomination paperwork. A list of candidates who filed paperwork with the Clerk's office can be found at cookcountyclerk.com/elections/candidatefiling.

Click here for more information about the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election.