Board of Trustees Consolidated Election


Candidate Forum Sponsored by Student Government March 23

The JJC Student Government hosted a virtual Board of Trustees Candidate Forum on Tuesday, March 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This forum was available in a Live Event link for students, employees and the public to view. It was recorded and is now available. Physical attendance was limited to the candidates and the selected students. All questions were submitted by and presented by members of student government.

Timetable of election deadlines

Date  
September 22, 2020

First day to circulate nominating petitions.

December 14, 2020

First day for candidates to file nominating petitions in the office of the local election official from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Nominating petitions must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators.

December 21, 2020

Last day for filing nominating petitions in the office of the local election official. Office hours will be from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Nominating petitions must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators. A minimum of 50 signatures are required but more are recommended.

The Statement of Economic Interest must be filed on or before this date with the County Clerk’s office and the receipt must be filed on or before this date with the local election official who received the nomination papers.

A receipt will be issued to you by the local election official or designee upon receipt of nominating packet documents.

  1. Statement of Economic Interest
  2. Statement of Candidacy
  3. Petitions for Nomination
  4. Loyalty Oath - optional
December 22, 2020

When two or more petitions are simultaneously filed for the same office as of the opening hour of the filing period, the local election official shall break ties and determine the order of filing by means of a lottery. The lottery shall be conducted within 9 days after the last day of the petition filing period and is open to the public. Per P.A. 97-1044 (Effective January 1, 2013) and P.A 98-115 (Effective July 29, 2013), 2 or more petitions filed within the last hour of the filing deadline (between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the last filing day) shall be deemed filed simultaneously and are included in the lottery drawing to determine the final ballot position. If necessary, a lottery drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room (A-3104), 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois for positions on the ballot of Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees. 

Those attending the lottery should enter through Building A and proceed directly to the Board Room. Masks are required and a temperature screening will be conducted upon entrance.

The lottery can also be viewed live on Microsoft Teams 

It has been confirmed on 12/22/2020 that a lottery is not needed

January 6, 2021

Last day for filing objections to nominating petitions of candidates in the office of the local election official. Objections will be received between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm on December 22-23, 2020 and January 4-6, 2021 in A-3113 at 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois.

January 11, 2021

Special Meeting of the Joliet Junior College Electoral Board. A Special Meeting of the Joliet Junior College Electoral Board will be held and initially convened on January 11, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. in the Board Room (A3104), Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois.

January 21, 2021

Special Meeting of the Joliet Junior College Electoral Board. A Special Meeting of the Joliet Junior College Electoral Board will be held on January 21, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in U Building, Rooms U 1022, 1024, 1026, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois.

January 28, 2021

Last day for candidate to file Withdrawal of Candidacy in the office of the local election official.

Last day for local election official to certify candidates and the offices they are filing to the local election authority.

April 6, 2021 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION

 

Number of open positions

Three six-year Trustee terms are up for election.

Filing period

Petitions for the office of Joliet Junior College District 525 Trustee are to be filed in the local election official's office, A-3113 between December 14-21, 2020 during the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.  On the last day of filing, December 21, 2020, hours to file are from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.  The following documents must be on file and properly notarized:

  • Statement of Candidacy
  • Nominating Petition Sheets totaling 50 or more signatures
  • Receipt for filing a Statement of Economic Interest with the County Clerk specifically for the office of Joliet Junior College trustee
  • Loyalty Oath – optional

Forms

  • Candidates Guide for 2021 can be found on the State Board of Elections website at www.elections.il.gov. The State Board of Elections is the governing body providing oversight and all election directives.
  • Prospective Candidate letter
  • Instructions on filing papers
  • Statement of Candidacy
  • Petitions for Nomination
    The nominating petition sheets must total 50 or more signatures.
  • Statement of Economic Interest
    The Statement of Economic Interest is required by the Governmental Ethics Act and is to be filed with the County Clerk, the principal office of the unit of government. This document must indicate the position for which the candidate is filing the statement of economic interest.  The document must be filed on or before December 21, 2020 with the County Clerk's office and the receipt must be filed on or before this date with the local election official who received the candidate’s nomination papers.
  • Notice of Obligation for Illinois Campaign Disclosure Act (Form D-5)
  • A Guide for Campaign Disclosure
  • Article 29B Fair Campaign Practices form (voluntarily filed with the County Clerk)
  • Certificate of Deletions (P-2A) and Certificate of Attached List of Deletions (P-2B) to filed with P-2A
  • Withdrawal of Candidacy
  • Loyalty Oath - optional

Download the Petition Packet