Nominating petitions now available for 2013 LCHS school board election

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[September 27, 2012]  Nominating petition forms for the April 9, 2013, school board election in Lincoln Community High School District 404 are now available. Forms may be picked up in the office of the district superintendent at LCHS, 1000 Primm Road in Lincoln, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. any business day.

The first day for circulating nominating petitions was Sept. 25.

A school board candidate's petition must be filed in the superintendent's office at LCHS no earlier than 8 a.m. Dec. 17 and no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 21.

Candidates' names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received by the election authority in the district superintendent's office.

Five seats on the seven-member board of education will be filled at the April 9 election. All candidates elected will take office within a week following the election.

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 resident of the state of Illinois and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election, and a registered voter.

Elections are nonpartisan and board candidates are not required to 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:

1. 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. 

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2. 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 file before the close of the petition filing period) a Statement of Economic Interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.

3. A receipt from the Logan County clerk showing that the candidate has filed the Statement of Economic Interests as noted above.

Further information on becoming a candidate in the April 9 school board election may be obtained by contacting Rachel Jording at the LCHS office.

[Text from file received from Lincoln Community High School]

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