Board of Education Elections
School District elections are non-partisan, governed by the general
election laws of the State, and include the election of members of the
Board of Education, various public policy propositions, and advisory
questions. Members of the Board of Education are elected at the
consolidated election held on the first Tuesday in April in odd-numbered
years. If, however, that date conflicts with the celebration of
Passover, the consolidated election is postponed to the first Tuesday
following the last day of Passover. The canvass of votes is conducted
by the election authority within 21 days after the election.
The Board of Education’s election duties are:
- The Board, by proper resolution, may cause to be placed on the
ballot: (a) public policy referendum according to Article 28 of the
Election Code, or (b) advisory questions of public policy according to
Section 9-1.5 of the School Code.
- The Board Secretary serves as the local election official. He or
she receives petitions for the submission of a public question to
referenda and forwards them to the proper election officer and otherwise
provides information to the community concerning District elections.
Adopted: March 20, 2006
Revised: November 16, 2015