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City of Joliet Election Petitions for Candidacy

Post Date:12/05/2018

Filing Period for Packets Begins December 10, 2018

                MAYOR                                                                DISTRICT 3 COUNCIL MEMBER

                DISTRICT 1 COUNCIL MEMBER                    DISTRICT 4 COUNCIL MEMBER

                DISTRICT 2 COUNCIL MEMBER                    DISTRICT 5 COUNCIL MEMBER

Candidacy petitions must be filed with the Joliet City Clerk’s Office between Monday, December 10, 2018 and Monday, December 17, 2018 during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  On Monday, December 17, 2018, the Joliet City Clerk’s Office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on to accept petitions for candidacy.

All petitions filed by candidates (or representative) who are waiting in line at the Joliet City Clerk’s Office at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018 will be considered simultaneously filed Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. In addition, all petitions filed by candidates (or representative) after 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018 will be considered simultaneously filed on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. and will be included in a lottery drawing to determine final ballot positions. 

In the event of simultaneous filings, two separate lotteries for each position will take place on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. in the Joliet City Clerk’s Office. The lotteries are open to the public and candidates are not required to attend.

Aside from simultaneous filings, the ballot order of candidates shall be based on the order petitions are filed.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (815) 724-3780 or cityclerk@jolietcity.org.  Please note the City Clerk’s Office will not be able to provide advice or directions on how to circulate petitions or submittal of petitions.