Maryam Judar, executive director Citizen Advocacy Center
(630) 833-4083 (office)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – STALE AFTER THURSDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2015
Last Call for School, Local Candidates is ThursdayMany Seats Still Available
No candidates have filed for 5% of the seats on city councils, village, school, park, library, and fire boards in DuPage County, and for another 58% of those seats, there are candidates with no opposition, but there is still time to register as a write-in candidate, says the Citizen Advocacy Center.
“Under Illinois law, any write-in votes cast in the April 7 election are ignored unless the candidate has first registered as a write-in candidate for that office,” said Maryam Judar, executive director of the non-profit civic group that assists citizens in dealing with local government. “The deadline is this Thursday,” she added.
To register as a write-in candidate, a form available at the DuPage Election Commission, 421 County Farm Rd. in Wheaton must be filed with that office before 4:30 p.m. on February 5.
Prospective write-in candidates are welcome to contact the Citizen Advocacy Center at (630) 833-4083) for more information.
Write-ins can register until Thursday February 5 for any office on the ballot, whether there are already filed candidates or not.
No Candidates At All
These offices have at least one seat open but no filed candidates running for it, so the winner will be someone who has filed as a write-in candidate:
Board of Education Member
Fenton HS-100, Westmont U-201, Bensonville G-2, Roselle G-12 (2 openings), Bloomingdale G-13, Winfield G-34.
Clarendon Hills (2 openings), Fountaindale, Indian Prairie, Lisle (2 openings), Poplar Creek, Roselle, Winfield (2 openings).
Park District Commissioner
Hanover Park, Pick Subdivision, Wheaton.
Candidates with No Opposition
These city, village, and other offices have some candidates with no competition, but write-in candidates can still register until Thursday February 5.
City Mayor / Village President
Carol Stream, Clarendon Hills, Wayne, Wheaton, Wood Dale.
City or Village Clerk
Clarendon Hills, Darien, Oak Brook, Wood Dale.
Darien, Wood Dale.
City Alderman / Village Trustee
Addison, Aurora, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Darien, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lemont, Lombard, Oakbrook Terrace, Roselle, St. Charles, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Westmont, Willowbrook, Wood Dale.
Board of Education Member
U-201, U-203, HS-94, HS-100, HS-210, G-2, G-4, G-7, G-12, G-13, G-15, G-16, G-20, G-33, G-34, G-48, G-53, G-58, G-61, G-62, G-63, G-66, G-89, G-93, G-180.
Bloomingdale, Brookeridge, Burr Ridge, Butterfield, Carol Stream, Darien, Downers Grove, Glen Elley Countryside, Golfview Hills, Itasca, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Medinah, Oakbrook Terrace, Roselle, Tri-State, Wards Creek, Warrenville, Winfield, Wood Dale, York Center.
Addision, Bartlett, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Glen Ellyn, Glenside, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lemont, Villa Park, Warrenville, West Chicago, Westmont, Woodridge, Wood Dale.
Fire District Trustee
Addison, Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Darien-Woodridge, Glenside, Itasca, Lemont, Pleasantview, Tri-State, Wood Dale.