Nomination papers for the upcoming 2021 primary Election are available for circulation. 

Nominating petitions may be circulated beginning August 25, 2020. Filing dates for candidates seeking nomination at the Consolidated Primary Election on February 23, 2021 are

November 16-23, 2020.

Petitions may be filed with the City Clerk at City Hall offices on the following dates:

November 16th, 17th, 18th 19th 20 and 23rd between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Nomination papers can be picked up at the office of the City Clerk, 111 South Capitol Street or are available below. Please note that the Statement of Economic Interest form must be filed with the Tazewell County Clerk at 11 S. 4th Street, Suite 203, Pekin, IL 61554. The County will mail you the receipt and a copy will need to be filed in the City Clerk’s office with your nomination papers.

The 2021 Candidates Guide is available online at: https://www.tazewell.com/CountyClerk/images/Elections/2021-Candidates-Guide.pdf

Nomination papers are available here.

The Illinois Municipal League Candidate’s Guide to Municipal Government is available online at: http://www.iml.org/file.cfm?key=14434

The following elected seats will be open for nomination at the February 23, 2021 Primary Election:

Council Member: Three (3) Positions: Four-Year Terms

Signature Requirements: (taken from page 30 of the 2021 Candidates Guide)

Nonpartisan (City): For the consolidated primary election, not less than 5% nor more than 8% (or 50 more than the minimum, whichever is greater) of the number of persons who voted at the last regular election in the district or political subdivision in which such district or political subdivision voted as a unit for the election of officers to serve its respective territorial area. (10 ILCS 5/10-3, 10-3.1)

Required signatures taken from the Tazewell County Local Elections 2021 Catalog:

Council Member – minimum 105 and maximum 168

If you have any questions, please contact Sue E. McMillan at 478-5357 during regular business hours. Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.