The information below comes from District 113
Nominating petition forms for the April 9, 2013 school board election in Township High School District 113 will be available as of Tuesday, September 18.
Forms may be picked up in the office of the Board Secretary/Superintendent, 1040 Park Avenue West, Highland Park, Illinois, on any business day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. These Nominating Petitions may not be circulated for signatures until Tuesday, September 25.
A school board candidate’s petition can be filed from Monday, December 17, through Monday, December 24. Petitions will only be accepted from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Petitions will not be accepted before 8 a.m. Our office will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 24th.
Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the office of the Board Secretary/Superintendent. If there are two or more persons at the office on Monday, December 17, at 8 a.m. to file their nominating petitions, a simultaneous filing lottery will be held on Monday, December 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the District 113 Administration Building, 1040 Park Avenue West, Highland Park, Illinois.
Three seats on the seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 9, 2013 election. Candidates elected will serve four-year terms expiring in April, 2017.
To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election.
Elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation. Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interest limitations set forth in state law.
Nominating papers may be filed by the candidate in person, by mail or by an agent. They consist of the following:
Nominating petitions signed by at least 50 voters residing within the district. Petitions must be securely bound together with pages numbered consecutively, and each page must carry the notarized signature of the petition circulator.
Statement of candidacy, which includes a request that the candidate’s name be placed on the official ballot, the address of the candidate, the office sought, and a statement that the candidate is qualified for the office and has filed (or will before the close of the petition filing period) a statement of economic interests as required by the Illinois Government Ethics Act.
A receipt from the Lake County Clerk showing that the candidate has filed the statement of economic interests as noted above.
A loyal oath, which is optional. A candidate may choose to file it or not.
Other important dates for candidates are:
Wednesday, January 2, 2013: last day for filing objections to a candidate’s nominating papers in the office of the Board Secretary/Superintendent.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013: last day for a candidate to withdraw from nomination.
Further information on becoming a candidate in the April 9, 2013 Board Election may be obtained by contacting Ms. Sandra Jasso, Township High School District 113, or (224) 765-1002.
More information about the nature and duties of serving on a school board is in the booklet “Your School Board and You” which is available through the Illinois Association of School Boards. The booklet is available on the association’s website.