Nominating petitions now available for 2013 LCHS school board
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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
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
Nominating papers may be filed by the candidate in person, by
mail or by an agent. They consist of the following:
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
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