Board Elections

To be eligible to serve as a school board member, a candidate must be as of the date of election:

  • A United States citizen;

  • A resident of the state of Illinois and the school district for at least one year preceding election;

  • At least 18 years of age;

  • A registered voter; and

  • Not a school trustee.

Here are more details about the responsibilities and duties of school board members. To become a school board candidate, one must:

  1. File a Statement of Economic Interests with the county clerk and obtain a receipt; these forms are available from the county clerk. 

  2. Obtain and complete a nominating petition signed by at least 50 registered voters or 10% of the voters, whichever is less, and a Statement of Candidacy. The submitted petition will require a notarized signature of the petition circulator. Nominating petition forms and Statements of Candidacy are available from the county clerk or county board of election commissioners.

Individuals interested in running for a vacant seat on the District 67 Board of Education can learn more on the Illinois Association of School Boards website.

Information on elections, including critical deadlines, may be found on the Cook County Clerk’s Office website.