Upcoming Election Information – Commissioner Petition Packets Available
Commissioner petition packets are available for distribution to the public for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election. Petition packets are available for pick up at the Zion Park District Leisure Center Office, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Following are the offices for which petitions are available:
Zion Park District Leisure Center Office: Petitions are available for the position of one Zion Park District Commissioner, six year term, 2021-2027.
The first day to circulate petitions is Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
The first day to file the nomination papers with the local election official is Monday, December 14 and the last day to file is Monday, December 21. Filing ends at 5 p.m. on December 21.
The Park District Leisure Center Office will be open for petition filing between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., December 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. The Leisure Center office will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 19 and closed on Sunday, December 20. Filing on Monday, December 21 is between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Per Illinois State Statutes, in the event two or more petitions of candidacy are simultaneously filed for the same office, the order of filing will be determined by means of a lottery approved by the State Board of Elections. If necessary, a public lottery is to be held within nine days after the last day of petition-filing period, and is open to the public. In the event that multiple candidates file for the position of Zion Park District Commissioner at 8 a.m. on the first day of filing, December 14, a Simultaneous Petition Filing Public Lottery will be held on Wednesday, December 23, at 10 a.m. in the Executive Director’s office at the Zion Park District Leisure Center, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion.
Marilyn Krieger, Local Election Official, Zion Park District