Statements of Candidacy and nominating petitions are now available in the Village Clerk's Office. Nominating petitions may not be circulated prior to August 26, 2014. Downers Grove residents wishing to run for the office of Mayor or Commissioner in the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election must file their Statements of Candidacy and nominating petitions between November 17 and 24, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the office of the Village Clerk at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Avenue. The Office of Mayor and three Commissioner positions on the Village Council are to be elected in the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election.
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 50 signatures.
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 24, 2015.
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.