The following positions will be available within the Village of Deer Park, IL, Lake & Cook Counties for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election:
One (1) President – Full, Four-Year Term
Three (3) Trustees – Full, Four-Year Term
If you are looking for a way to be more involved in your community, consider running for Village President or Village Trustee. There are three steps to follow in order to allow your name on the ballot and run for President or Trustee:
Pick up a candidate petition packet at the Village of Deer Park Hall during normal business hours or download the 2021 Candidate’s Guide from https://www.elections.il.gov, under “Running for Office” and fill out the necessary forms available by link at the end of the 2021 Candidate’s Guide. Packets are available now at the Village Hall from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Circulate your petition for candidacy. According to data provided by the Lake County Clerk’s office, a candidate running for Village President or Village Trustee for Deer Park needs a minimum of 17 signatures from registered voters living in the Village and not more than 67. Be sure to adhere to state law regarding the first day to circulate petitions.
Candidates must file their petition packet with the Village Clerk during the filing period. The first day to file petitions is Monday, December 14, 2020 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and the last day to file petitions at the Village Hall is Monday, December 21, 2020 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Candidate names will be places on the ballot in the order in which the qualified petitions have been filed. However, if there are simultaneous filings at 8:00 a.m. on the first day (including any petitions received in the first mail of that day and for those waiting in line at 8:00 a.m.), a lottery will be held to determine which filer is named on the election ballot first. For any petitions filed between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on the last day, a lottery will be held to determine which filer is named on the election ballot last. Any lottery will be held on December 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Deer Park Village Hall in Clerk’s Office 23680 W. Cuba Rd. Deer Park, IL 60010.
For further information, contact Kimberly Kelly, Village Clerk at (847) 726-1648 or visit the web page of the Illinois State Board of Elections at www.elections.il.gov. Information contained in this announcement is not intended to be legal advice, and the Village cannot provide any legal advice about the election process or requirements. All candidates are advised to obtain competent legal counsel if they have any questions related to this process.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Village Office of Deer Park will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning September 14, 2020 through December 18, 2020 and on December 21, 2020 the office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions for certificates for the Consolidated Election to be held on April 6, 2021 for the following offices. One (1) President – Full, Four-Year Term and Three (3) Trustees – Full, Four-Year Term.
If you need more information please call the Village Office; Kim Kelly, Village Clerk 847-726-1648