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Who's Running?

2017 Local Candidates

Write-In Candidates

Pollwatchers

Madison County Voter Registration Report

Candidate FAQs

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Who's Running?

Here are downloadable files with the local offices and candidates in the 2017 Consolidated Election held on
Tuesday, April 4, 2017:

2017 Consolidated Election Candidates (PDF)

2017 Consolidated Election Candidates Mailing List

2017 Write-in Candidates




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2017 Local Government Candidates 

Important dates for the 2017 Consolidated on Tuesday, April 4, 2017:

September 20, 2016   First Day to file petitions 
for independent, new political parties 
                                        and nonpartisan offices.


CLICK HERE for a list of local government election officials.

December 12, 2016          First Day to file petitions nominating petitions of new political party,
                                              nonpartisan, and independent candidates as well as certificates of
                                              nomination for established party caucus candidates.
December 19, 2016          Last Day to file petitions nominating petitions of new political party,
                                              nonpartisan, and independent candidates as well as certificates of
                                              nomination for established party caucus candidates.

OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED IN THE
2017 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION

MUNICIPAL -- Mayor or President, clerk, Treasurer, Alderman or Trustee or Council Member
PARK DISTRICT -- Commissioners, Trustees
PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT -- Trustees
TOWNSHIP AND MUNICIPAL LIBRARY -- Trustees
REGIONAL BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES -- Trustees
SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Board Members
COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT -- Trustees
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT -- Trustees
WATER DISTRICT -- Trustees
TOWNSHIP -- Supervisor, Clerk Assessor, Multi-Township Assessor, Highway Commissioner, Collector (if Elected), Trustees

Below are petition packets for School Board and Regional Board of School Trustees and Multi-township Assessor to be filed with the County Clerk:

2017 School Board Petition Packet

Regional Board Petition Packet

Multi-TWP Assessor Petition Packet


All Petitions filed by persons waiting in line at the office of the County Clerk as of 8:30 A.M. on the first day for filing, December 12, 2016, shall be considered as having been simultaneously filed.  Petitions, filed by mail, which are received in the office of the County Clerk in the first mail delivery or pickup on the first day of filing shall be considered as having been simultaneously filed as of 8:30 A.M.  Petitions received prior to December 12, 2016, cannot be accepted and will be returned. All petitions received after 8:30 A.M. on December 12, 2016 shall be considered as having been filed in the order of actual receipt except petitions filed within the last hour on December 19, 2016 will also be considered simultaneously filed. Whenever two or more petitions are simultaneously filed for the same office, the County Clerk shall break ties and determine the order of filing by means of a lottery.

The office hours are from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. On Monday, December 19, 2016, the last day for filing petitions, the office will be open until 5:00 P.M. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

PETITIONS RECEIVED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 12,  2016 CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AND WILL BE RETURNED.



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Write In Candidates

To become a write-in candidate, you must file a "Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In" form with the County Clerk at least 61 days prior to an election. 

If an objection to a candidate's nominating papers or petitions for an office is sustained after the 61st day before the election, he or she can file a notarized declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for that office with the County Clerk no later than 7 days prior to the election. 

Write-in votes for candidates who file this form will be counted. 

Write-in Candidate Declaration.pdf
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Pollwatchers

To be a  pollwatcher you must: 

  • be registered to vote in Illinois
  • have valid credentials from the Madison County Clerk’s Office
  • have separate credentials issued for each voting site selected to observe 
  • Pollwatchers are required to surrender their credentials at the polls and sign the Pollwatcher Register. 

Pollwatcher Credentials

Candidate Credentials

Pollwatcher Rights.pdf
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Contact Us

If you are a candidate and have questions or concerns please call my office.

Debbie Ming-Mendoza
Madison County Clerk
157 North Main Street
P.O. Box 218
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Phone: 618-692-6290
Fax: 618-692-8903
ddming@co.madison.il.us

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm
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