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Election Information 2021

Spring 2021 Election Information

 

  • February 23, 2021 – Primary Consolidated Election
  • April 6, 2021 – Consolidated Election
 
 

Petitioner Packet Information

Petitioner Packets for 2021 Board Member – Independent Candidate are available here.

Petitioner Packets for 2021 Board Member – New Political Party Candidate are available here.

A Petitioner will need to have at least 6 signatures and maximum of 56 on their petition in order to be considered to be placed on the ballot.  A copy of the 2021 Candidate Guide can be found here.

Consolidated Election Filing Period is from Monday, December 14, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Monday, December 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at Village Hall.  

No petitioner packets will be accepted before or after the stated dates and times.

The Village of Bannockburn will be able to accept petitions 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:30 to 12:00 noon on Friday during the petition filing period.

On the first day to file, December 14, 2020, Village Offices will be open from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. for the sole purpose of accepting petitions. Those arriving by 8:30 a.m., will be provided with a “simultaneous filer” receipt, and will be placed into the lottery to determine ballot placement. After that time, petitions may be filed in the Village office during the hours listed above by an appointment made with the Deputy Village Clerk at ktrausch@villageofbannockburn.org.

The Village will remain open to accept petitions from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. on the last day to file, December 21, 2020. Any petitions filed during that time will be placed in a lottery to determine ballot placement. In the event a lottery will need to take place, the drawing will occur at 9:00 a.m. on December 28, 2020.

Copies of petition packets and filing receipts will be made available by appointment only. If you wish to obtain copies of petitions, please call Village Manager, Stephanie Hannon at 847-945-6080 or email shannon@villageofbannockburn.org. Objections to petitions will be accepted by appointment only from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. on December 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30, 2020 by contacting the Deputy Village Clerk at ktrausch@villageofbannockburn.org.

 The Village Clerk and staff cannot provide a review of nominating papers or legal opinions regarding petition papers. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to consult competent legal counsel regarding qualifications to seek office, preparation of petition papers, circulator requirements, signature requirements, etc. After petition papers have been filed, pages cannot be amended or added. A receipt for filing the required Statement of Economic Interests may be added until 5 p.m. on the last day to file.

The Village cannot provide any legal advice or election advice for all petitioners.  If there are any questions, a petitioner may contact the Illinois State Board of Elections or the Lake County Clerk’s Office.

Voter Registration Information

Information on the Lake County Voter Registration Website includes:

Online Voter Registration

Residents may register to vote online through the State Board of Elections website.

Voter Eligibility 

You may register to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen
  • You are at least 18 years old on election day
  • You have resided in your voting precinct for at least 30 days

Note: You must register again if your name or permanent address has changed. Voter registration requires two forms of identification, including one with a current address (new residents may use a utility bill, checkbook, etc.).

 

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