School Board petition period begins
Petition forms for Lincoln Community High School District #404 now
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[September 20, 2014]
LINCOLN - Nominating petition forms for
the April 7, 2015 school board election in Lincoln Community High
School District #404 are now available. Forms may be picked up in
the office of the Logan County Clerk at the Logan County Courthouse,
601 Broadway Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 on any business day between
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The first day for circulating nominating petitions is Tuesday,
September 23, 2014
A school board candidate’s petition must be filed in the same office
no earlier than 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014 and no later
than 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2014.
Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in
which their nominating papers are received by the election authority
in the Logan County Clerk’s office.
Three seats on the seven member board of education will be filled at
the April 7, 2015 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
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
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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
file before the close of the petition filing period) a Statement
of Economic Interests as required by the Illinois Governmental
- A receipt from the Logan County Clerk showing that the
candidate has filed the State of Economic Interests as noted
Further information on becoming a candidate in the April 7,
2015 School Board Election may be obtained by contacting the
Logan County Clerk’s Office.
[Text received, RACHEL JORDING,
LINCOLN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT # 404]