• Elgin Announces 2021 Municipal Election Information

    Elgin Announces 2021 Municipal Election Information

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    Elgin City Council to Have Four Councilmember Seats for a Four Year Term Open in the 2021 Election


    Petitions for candidacy for the 2021 Elgin municipal election are available in the City 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. Prospective candidates can begin circulating petitions beginning Tuesday, August 25.

    Necessary qualifications to hold the office of Councilmember include:

    • Qualified elector/registered voter
    • Resident of the city of Elgin at least one year prior to the election
    • Not being in arrears in payment of tax or other indebtedness due to the City of Elgin.
    • Not convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury or other felony

    Petitions for nomination must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office 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.  The placement of names on the ballot will be in the order of filing.
    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.


    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.