(110 ILCS 805/3-7.10)
(from Ch. 122, par. 103-7.10)
Nominations for members of the board shall be made by a petition
signed by at least 50 voters or 10% of the voters, whichever is less, residing
within the district and shall be filed with the secretary of the board.
In addition to the requirements of the general election law, the form
of such petitions shall be substantially as follows:
To the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Community College District No.
We the undersigned, being (.... or more) (or 10% or more) of the voters
residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who
resides at .... in the (city or village) of .... in Township .... (or
who resides outside any city, village or incorporated town and in Township
....) in said district shall be a candidate for the office of .... of the
Board of Trustees (full term) (vacancy) to be voted for at the election
to be held on (insert date).
Nomination papers filed under this Section are not valid unless the candidate
named therein files with the secretary of the board a receipt from the county
clerk showing that the candidate has filed a statement of economic interests
as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall
be so filed either previously during the calendar year in which his nomination
papers were filed or within the period for the filing of nomination papers
in accordance with the general election law.
The secretary of the board shall notify each candidate, or the appropriate
committee, for whom a petition for nomination has been filed of their
obligations under the Campaign Financing Act, as required by the general
election law. Such notice shall be given on a form prescribed by the State
Board of Elections and in accordance with the requirements of the general
All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of trustees shall
be filed with the secretary of the board within the time provided for
by the general election law. Said secretary shall make certification to
the proper election authority in accordance with the requirements of the
general election law. If the secretary is an incumbent board member seeking
reelection, a disinterested person must be a witness to the filing of his
petition. It is the duty of the secretary to provide candidates with petition
forms and statements of candidacy.
The secretary shall within 7 days of filing or on the
last day for filing, whichever is earlier, acknowledge to the petitioner
in writing his acceptance of the petition.
In all newly organized districts the petition for the nomination of
candidates for members of the board at the first election shall be addressed
to and filed with the regional superintendent in the manner specified for the
petitions for candidates of a community college board. For such election the
regional superintendent shall fulfill all duties otherwise assigned to the
secretary of the board.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)