Monday, March 11, 2013
Have you registered yet? Here's a list of things you need to know in order to vote in the April 9 consolidated election.
If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now. The voter registration deadline for the April 9 consolidated election is Tuesday, March 12. Two forms of identification are needed when registering, according to election officials. Early voting will be held March 25 through April 6. For more information about voting or to check your registration status, visit the DuPage County Election Commission website at www.dupageelections.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Incumbent Bob Barnett will be the first of six candidates listed on the April 9, 2013 ballot; newcomer Greg Hosé will be slated last.
The official ballot order has been set for the 2013 Downers Grove Council race, and the two incumbent candidates have received top billing. A lottery was held Nov. 27 to determine the six candidates' placement on April 9, 2013 ballot, according to Downers Grove Village Clerk April Holden. Four candidates—incumbents Robert "Bob" Barnett and Marilyn J. Schnell, and newcomers David S. Olsen and Susan Walaszek—filed their nomination papers at 8 a.m. Nov. 19. Two additional newcomers, Greg Hosé and Don Jankowski, filed just before the deadline Nov. 26. Under state law, for those who file at the same time, a lottery is held to determine ballot placement. Barnett's name will appear first, followed by Schnell, Olsen and Walaszek. Jankowski will …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Illinois Senate amended its election code Nov. 29 so that candidates in local elections—from park district to school board—can submit nominating petitions until 5 p.m. on the day after Christmas.
Merry Christmas, candidates in local elections: You have an extra day to get your name on the April 2013 ballot. A new state law, passed Nov. 29 by both houses of the General Assembly, is also good news to municipal clerks, school board secretaries, township clerks, park district and library secretaries and other local election officials who were previously required to accept candidate petitions until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, regardless of whether their respective governmental offices were open. The law is effective immediately. Senate Bill 3338 amends Section 1-4 of the Election Code to specify that, for the 2013 consolidated election period, local election officials have until 5 p.m. Dec. 26 to accept candidates' petitions or …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Four seats will be up for election in April 2013. Nominating petitions may be circulated for signatures beginning Sept. 25.
Nominating petitions for the April 9, 2013 school board election in Community High School District 99 are now available, according to district officials. Forms may be picked up in the board secretary's office at the Administrative Service Center, 6301 Springside Ave. in Downers Grove. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nominating petitions may be circulated for signature beginning Sept. 25, 2012. A school board candidate’s petition must be filed in the same office no earlier than 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, and no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the secretary’s office. Four seats on the seven …