• Elgin Announces Filing Deadlines for 2021 Municipal Election


    For immediate release, Thursday, November 5, 2020

    Elgin Announces Filing Deadlines for 2021 Municipal Election


    Nominating Petitions for Councilmember Seats to be filed November 16-23

    Elgin, IL - The City of Elgin wishes to remind prospective candidates for the city councilmember positions in the 2021 Elgin municipal election that nominating petitions are to be filed no sooner than 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020 in the clerk’s office in City Hall, room 202, located at 150 Dexter Court in Elgin.

    The Elgin City Council will have the position of four councilmember seats for a four year term open in the 2021 election.

    Objections to nominating petitions may be filed in the city clerk's office in Elgin until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. The city clerk’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2020.
    A Consolidated Primary Election will only be required if more than sixteen (16) electors file their candidacy for the four Councilmember terms up for election. If a Consolidated Primary Election is necessary, it will be held on February 23, 2021. The Consolidated General Election will be held on April 6, 2021.
    For more information regarding the 2021 municipal election, please contact the Illinois State Board of Elections at 312-814-6440 or www.elections.il.us, or the Elgin city clerk’s office at 847-931-5660.
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    City of Elgin Government

    The Elgin City Council is a nonpartisan elected body comprised of one mayor and eight city council members who are elected to four-year terms to serve at-large. The at-large structure means that the Mayor and each City Council Member serve the entire community, which is different than some cities that elect council members by ward or district. The part-time Mayor and City Council appoint a City Manager, its one full-time employee, to run the day-to-day operations. Learn more about Elgin's Council-Manager form of government at cityofelgin.org.
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