Petition period begins for city of
Lincoln election candidates
Mayor, City Clerk, Treasurer, and six
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[October 11, 2016]
- Established political party candidates for the following offices
in the City of Lincoln will be nominated in the February 28, 2017
Consolidated Primary Election:
Mayor, City Clerk and City Treasurer, which are all four-year
One (1) Alderman from each of the following wards for four-year
terms: Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3 and Ward 4;
One (1) Alderman from each of the following wards for two-year
terms: Ward 1 and Ward 4.
Petitions for established political
party candidates for the above elected offices may now be
The following documents are available in the office of the City
Clerk. These documents must be returned to this office during the
filing period which is November 21-28, 2016.
1) Nominating petitions for established party candidates for
the Consolidated Primary Election on February 28, 2017. Please note
that petitions for City-wide offices: Mayor, City Clerk and City
Treasurer, must contain the signatures of no less than fifty (50)
qualified signers. Petitions for Alderman must contain the
signatures of no less than twenty-five (25) qualified signers.
2) Statement of Candidacy for candidates seeking nomination
in the Consolidated Primary.
3) Loyalty Oath (optional form).
4) Statement of Economic Interest – This statement must be
filed with the Office of the Logan County Clerk and a copy of this
statement must be filed with this office no later than the deadline
for filing of petitions.
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Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to read the State of
Illinois 2017 Candidates Guide and the Election and Campaign Finance
Calendar which can be downloaded from the State Board of Elections
Copies of these documents are available for viewing in this
office from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except
for City holidays. If you need additional information or further
clarification, please contact this office by phone at 735-2815 or in
person during regular business hours.
Copies of the City ward map and the 2017 “Election Calendar At A
Glance” are also available at the City Clerk’s Office.
Susan K. Gehlbach
City of Lincoln