Elections conducted by the School District are non-partisan elections governed by the general election laws of the State and include the election of Board of Education members, various public policy propositions, and advisory questions. Board of Education members are elected at the consolidated election held on the first Tuesday in April in odd-numbered years. If, however, that date conflicts with the celebration of Passover, the consolidated election is postponed to the first Tuesday following the last day of Passover. The canvass of votes is conducted by the election authority within 21 days after the election.
The Board, by proper resolution, may cause to be placed on the ballot: (a) public policy referendum according to Article 28 of the Election Code, or (b) advisory questions of public policy according to Section 9-1.5 of the School Code.
The Board Secretary serves as the local election official. He or she receives petitions for the submission of a public question to referenda and forwards them to the proper election officer and otherwise provides information to the community concerning District elections.
LEGAL REF.: 10 ILCS 5/1-3, 5/2A, 5/10-9, 5/22-17, 5/22-18 and 5/28. 105 ILCS 5/9 and 5/9-1.5.
CROSS REF.: 2:40 (Board Member Qualifications), 2:50 Board Member Term of Office), 2:210 (Organizational School Board Meeting)
ADOPTED: November 22, 2004
REVISED: January 28, 2013
June 9, 2014