Pleasantdale School Board Seats up for Election
Pleasantdale School District 107 will have four school board seats to be filled at the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election. These seats are for three four-year terms expiring in April 2023 and one two-year term expiring in April 2021.
Candidates for the office of school board can begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 18, 2018. The period for filing nominating papers runs from December 10 through December 17, 2018.
Changes in the state election laws have moved the responsibility of school board elections from the local board secretary. Those duties will now be handled by the county clerk, or board of election commissioners. Candidates may want to contact the county clerk or the board of election commissioners to see if there are places other than the main county office where they can file their nomination papers.
Candidates for school board will not be filing any paperwork at the local district. The county clerk may have petition forms available or blank petitions may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website,
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.
Candidates may also want to consult the "2019 Candidate's Guide," which can be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website, or contact the county clerk or board of election commissioners regarding the requirements of filing. Candidates can get information about being a school board member from the Illinois Association of School Boards, at: