COOK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES’ FILING LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE APRIL 6, 2021, ELECTION

As you are aware, filings for school board candidates are handled by the County Clerk rather than at the local school districts as was done in the past.  The Cook County Clerk handles this increase in the volume of filings by using multiple sites in the suburbs as well as the Clerk’s central office in Chicago to accept these filings.  The Cook County Clerk announced yesterday that the below-listed filing sites will be used for the upcoming election.

For the first day of filing only, December 14, 2020, the hours of filing will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and there will be 4 locations where petitions may be filed:

Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL
Old Orchard Country Club
700 W. Rand Road
Mt. Prospect, IL

Elections Operations Center
1330 S. 54th Avenue
Cicero, IL

Cook County Clerk’s Office
69 W. Washington, Pedway Level
Chicago, IL

For the remaining filing period days (Tuesday, December 15 through Friday, December 18, and Monday, December 21), the hours for filing will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the locations will be limited to the following:

Elections Operations Center
1330 S. 54th Avenue
Cicero, IL
Cook County Clerk’s Office
69 W. Washington, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

With respect to the Chicago location, note that the filings on each day after December 14 will be on the 5th Floor rather than on the Pedway Level.  

All candidates who are in line by 8 a.m. on December 14 will have their papers stamped with that time. If more than one candidate seeking the same office files at 8 a.m., a lottery will be conducted to determine whose name will appear first on the ballot. Candidates for the same office who file between 4 and 5 p.m. on December 21, the last day of filing, will also be included in a ballot lottery for the last spot on the ballot. Anyone who files between 8:01 a.m. on December 14 and 3:59 p.m. on December 21 will be on the ballot in the order they turned in their nomination paperwork.

If you have any questions, please contact our attorneys in our Flossmoor Office at 708-799-6766 or our Oak Brook Office at 630-928-1200.

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