In the April 4, 2017 elections, voters will elect a total of five persons to the District 65 School Board and a total of three persons to the District 202 School Board.

In the April 4, 2017 elections, voters will elect a total of five persons to the District 65 School Board. Four seats will have a four-year term, and one seat will have a two-year unexpired term. Candidates running for the seat with a two-year unexpired term must specify that they are running for this positon on their P-7 petition.

Voters will also elect a total of three persons to the District 202 School Board, each of which will have a four-year term.

The Cook County Clerk’s Office has the responsibility of overseeing the elections of the District 65 and District 202 School Boards.  

The Cook County Clerk’s office has created the free Running for Office Starter Kit (RFO) to allow suburban Cook County residents to obtain the necessary information and documentation to complete the process of running for office. 

The following information may also be helpful:

The time to circulate nominating petitions has already started. On Dec. 12, 2016, candidates may begin to file their original nominating petitions, statement of candidacy, and receipt of filing of Statement of Economic Interests, in the appropriate office.

The candidate filing period ends on Dec. 19, 2016.

Names are placed on the ballot in the order in which the nominating papers are received. A lottery is held for the first and for the last spots if multiple candidates’ papers are filed simultaneously in the first and last hours of the filing period.