Village President and Trustee Elections April 4, 2017 The following positions will be available within the Village of Deer Park, IL, Lake & Cook Counties for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election: One (1) President – Full, Four-Year Term Three (3) Trustees – Full, Four-Year Term One (1) Trustee – Unexpired, Two-Year Term If you are looking for a way to be more involved in your community, consider running for Village President or Trustee.
There are three steps to follow in order to get on the ballot and run for Trustee:
1) Pick up a candidate petition packet at the Village of Deer Park Hall or download the 2017 Candidate’s Guide and fill out the necessary forms. If you go on-line, the forms are at the end of the 2017 Candidate’s Guide. Packets are available now at the Village Hall from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
2) Circulate your petition for candidacy. A candidate running for Village Trustee for Deer Park needs a minimum of 6 signatures from registered voters living in the Village and not more than 56. Be sure to adhere to state law regarding the first day to circulate petitions.
3) Candidates must file their petition packet with the Village Clerk during the filing period.
The first day to file petitions is Monday, December 12, 2016 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and the last day to file petitions at the Village Hall is Monday December 19, 2016 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, a lottery will be held to determine which filer is named on the election ballot first. If there are simultaneous filings at 5:00 p.m. on the last day, a lottery will be held to determine which filer is named on the election ballot last. This lottery will be held on December 28, 2016 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.
The Village cannot provide any legal advice about the election process or requirements, and 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 20, 2016 through December 19, 2016 for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions or certificates for the Consolidated Election to be held on April 4, 2017 for the following offices. One (1) President – Full, Four-Year Term and Three (3) Trustees – Full, Four-Year Term and One (1) Trustee – Unexpired, Two-Year Term