EFFINGHAM, IL-(Effingham Radio)- Effingham Community Unit School District #40 will have four school board seats to be filled at the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election.
Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2023.
Candidates for the office of school board can begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 18, 2018.
The period for filing nominating papers runs from December 10 through December 17, 2018.
The county clerk will have petition forms available or blank petitions may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website, http://www.elections.il.gov/.
Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the clerk’s office.
Due to restrictions on Board member residency and the residences of the remaining three Board members, one Board seat can be filled from Mason Township, two Board seats can be filled from Douglas Township and three seats could be elected from any other Township.
To be eligible to serve, a School Board member must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the School District for at least one year immediately preceding the election.
Elections are nonpartisan, and Board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation.
Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interest limitations set forth in state law.
Nominating papers may be filed by the candidate in person, by mail or by an agent.
They consist of the following:
- Nominating petitions signed by at least 50 voters residing within the District.
Petitions must be securely bound together with pages numbered consecutively.
Each page must carry the notarized signature of the petition circulator.