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Petitions available for Joliet City Council elections

9/9/2020, 1:12 p.m.
Petitions for three at-large Joliet City Council member seats will be available September 22. The seats are each four-year terms. ...

Petitions for three at-large Joliet City Council member seats will be available September 22. The seats are each four-year terms.

The petitions will be available in the City Clerk’s Office, located in the Joliet Municipal Building, 150 W. Jefferson St., Joliet.

To qualify as a candidate, applicants must be a qualified elector of the City of Joliet and have resided within the corporate limits of the City for at least one year preceding the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election.

Illinois law imposes other qualifications to be eligible to submit a petition for candidacy and to serve as an elected official of the City of Joliet. Candidates should review Illinois law and other related codes to determine whether they meet the required qualifications. Compliance with the applicable law in having the petitions for candidacy signed and submitting them along with other required documents is the sole responsibility of the candidate and not the City of Joliet or any of its employees. Neither the City Clerk nor any other City employee will be responsible for reviewing petitions that are filed during the filing period to determine whether they are in compliance with the law.

Candidacy petitions must be filed with the Joliet City Clerk’s Office between Dec. 14, 2020 and Dec. 21, 2020 during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Joliet City Clerk’s Office will remain open until 5 p.m. on Dec.21 to accept petitions for candidacy. These same deadlines to apply throughout Will County. More information is available at www.thewillcountyclerk.com/elections.

For more information regarding obtaining a petition for candidacy, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (815) 724-3780 or cityclerk@joliet.gov. Please note the City Clerk’s Office will not be able to provide advice or directions on how to circulate petitions or submit them.