Commissioner petition packets are available for distribution to the public for the April 4, 2017 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 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Petitions are available for the positions of two Zion Park District Commissioners, six year terms, 2017-2023.
The first day to circulate petitions is Tuesday, September 20. The first day to file the nomination papers with the local election official is Monday, December 12 and the last day to file is Monday, December 19. Filing ends at 6 p.m. on December 19.
The Park District Leisure Center Office will be open for petition filing between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., December 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19. The Leisure Center office will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 17 and closed on Sunday, December 18.
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 12, a Simultaneous Petition Filing Public Lottery will be held on Wednesday, December 21, at 10 a.m. in the Executive Director’s office at the Zion Park District Leisure Center, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion.
The local election official is Marilyn Krieger, Executive Director.