Nominating petition forms for the April 9, 2013 school board election in Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 are now available. Forms may be picked up in the office of the board secretary at 400 S. Old Rand Rd., Lake Zurich, on any business day between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
A school board candidate’s petition must be filed in the same office no earlier than 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 and no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the secretary’s office.
Four seats on the seven-member board of education will be filled at the April 9th election. Candidates elected will serve four-year terms expiring in April, 2017.
To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election.
Elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation. Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interest limitations set forth in state law.
Nominating papers may be filed by the candidate in person, by mail or by an agent. They consist of the following:
1) Nominating petitions signed by at least 50 voters residing within the district. Petitions must be securely
bound together with pages numbered consecutively, and each page must carry the notarized signature of
the petition circulator.
2) Statement of candidacy, which includes a request that the candidate’s name be placed on the official
ballot, the address of the candidate, the office sought, and a statement that the candidate is qualified for the office and has filed (or will file before the close of the petition filing period) a statement of economic interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
3) A receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has filed the statement of economic interests as noted above.
4) A loyalty oath, which is optional. A candidate may choose to file it or not.
This news release was submitted by Lake Zurich School District 95.