City of Pekin, IL




Nomination papers for the upcoming 2023 Primary Election are available for circulation.

Nominating petitions may be circulated beginning August 30, 2022. Filing dates for candidates seeking nomination at the Consolidated Primary Election on February 28, 2023 are

November 21-28, 2022.

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

November 21, 22, 23, and 28, 2022 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. City Hall is closed November 24 and 25, 2022.

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 2023 Candidates Guide is available online at:

The Illinois Municipal League Candidate’s Guide to Municipal Government is available online at:

The following elected seats will be open for nomination at the February 28, 2023 Primary Election:

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

Mayor: One (1) Position: Four-Year Term

Signature Requirements: (taken from page 30 and 31 of the 2023 Candidates Guide)

1% of the total vote cast at the last preceding election in the municipality for mayor. (65 ILCS 5/4-3-8, 5-2-12)

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.