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Candidates May Circulate Nominating Petitions

Downers Grove residents wishing to run for the office of Mayor or Commissioner in the April 5, 2011 Consolidated Election must file their Statements of Candidacy and nominating petitions between November 15 and 22, 2010, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the office of the Village Clerk at the Village Hall, 801 Burlington, in the Civic Center.

Statements of Candidacy and nominating petitions are available in the Village Clerk’s Office. Nominating petitions may not be circulated prior to August 24, 2010.

The Office of Mayor and three Commissioner positions on the Village Council are to be elected in the April 5, 2011 Consolidated Election.

If more than 4 persons file for the position of Mayor, and/or more than 12 persons file for the position of Commissioner, the DuPage County Election Commission will conduct a Primary Election on February 22, 2011.

Signature requirements for nominating petitions must be equal to at least 1% of the total vote cast for mayor at the last preceding mayoral election, or 111 signatures.

For further information on election law, candidates should consult their own attorneys. For information on election procedures, candidates should contact the DuPage County Election Commission at (630) 407-5600.