The deadline is fast approaching for residents looking to join the ranks, or keep their job, as an elected official.
Potential candidates for office can submit their filing paperwork between 8 a.m. on Dec. 17 and 5 p.m. on Dec. 26. Paperwork can be turned in at the administrative office of the body they are looking to join during normal business hours. For information on the details and deadlines of getting your name on the ballot, visit the State Board of Elections website.
April 2013 will see numerous local offices up for election including mayor and half of the village board as well as local school board seats.
In what is expected to be a very contested race, Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124 has the majority of seats on their seven member board up in April. Filing papers need to be turned in at the district office.
Candidates names will appear on the ballot in the order they were submitted.