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2021 Local Government Candidates


Important dates for the 2021 Consolidated Primary Election on Tuesday February 23, 2021:

Only applies to the municipalities of:

  • Collinsville
  • Highland
  • Pontoon Beach, and
  • Wood River


August 25, 2020           First Day to circulate petitions. Contact your local government's
                                         election official.

CLICK HERE for a list of local government election officials.

November 16, 2020     First Day to file petitions. Contact your local government's election 
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November 23, 2020     Last Day to file petitions. Contact your local government's election
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Important dates for the 2021 Consolidated Election on Tuesday April 6, 2021:

September 22, 2020    First Day to circulate petitions for independent, new political parties and nonpartisan offices. Contact your local government’s election official. 

CLICK HERE for a list of local government election officials.

December 14, 2020     First Day to file petitions nominating petitions of new political part
                                         nonpartisan, and independent candidates as well as certificates of
                                         
nomination for established party caucus candidates.


December 21, 2020     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 
                                           2021 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


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

School Board PDF

Regional Board PDF

Multi-TWP Assessor

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 14, 2020, 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 pick up 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 14, 2020, cannot be accepted and will be returned.  All petitions received after 8:30 A.M. on December 14, 2020 shall be considered as having been filed in the order of actual receipt except petitions filed within the last hour on December 21, 2020 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 21, 2020, 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 14, 2020 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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Additional Information for Candidates

Official Calendars

Candidate's Guide

                                                                        
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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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