News Flash


Posted on: September 19, 2022


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                 Beginning Tuesday September 20, 2022, petitions for candidacy will be available for the following Wards:

                Alderperson: 4-year term                     Total Votes Cast

                      Ward 1 – one seat                                   480

                      Ward 2- one seat                                     391

                      Ward 3 – one seat                                   334

                      Ward 4 – one seat                                   981 

Candidacy petitions must be filed with the City of Crest Hill’s Clerk’s Office between Monday December 12, 2022, and Monday December 19, 2022, during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  On Monday December 19, 2022, the Clerk’s Office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. to accept petitions.

Information from the City of Crest Hill’s City Clerk is provided as a courtesy, and is not legal advice and should not be used in place of competent legal counsel.  Candidates are advised to seek legal counsel for any campaign concerns.  The Illinois State Board of Elections creates a Candidates Guide that provides guidance regarding: petitions, filings, requirements and other important dates.  The 2023 Candidate’s Guide is available through the Illinois Board of Elections site. 

Click on the links below:

2023 Candidate's Guide

Consolidated Election Important Dates

Tuesday September 20, 2022:  Fist Day to Circulate Petitions for Independent Candidates                                                                                                                                        

Monday December 12, 2022: First Day to file petitions and certificates of nomination

Monday December 19, 2022: Last Day to file petitions and certificate of nomination                                                                                                   (The City of Crest Hill Clerk’s Office will be open until 5:00 p.m.)

Monday December 19, 2022: Last day for filing State of Economic Interest as required by the Illinois Government of Ethics Acts, they are to be filed at the County Clerk’s Office.  The receipt of Economic Interest must be filed with nomination petitions and certifications of nomination at the City Clerk’s Office.                                                                                          (The Crest Hill City Clerk’s office will remain open until 5:00 p.m.)

Tuesday December 27, 2022: Last Day for filing objections to nomination petitions of independent candidates. 

Wednesday December 28, 2022: Last Day to conduct Lottery. Where 2 or more petitions are received simultaneously for the same office, the City Clerk with whom such petitions are filed shall break ties and determine the order of filing by means of a lottery or other fair and impartial method of random selection.                                                        (The City Clerk’s Office will be remain open until 5:00 p.m.)                                                                                                             

Simultaneous Filings for the Same Office – Lottery

Simultaneous filings of candidate nominating petitions for the same office occur for those candidates in line at 8:00 a.m. (or whenever the opening hour of the business may be) or for petitions received after midnight of the first day for filing in the first U.S. Postal Service delivery of that day, on the first day of filing. Simultaneous filings can also occur during the last day of filing during the last hour of the filing deadline between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., or the last hour of regular business operations of the filing entity. The lottery system to be used by the State Board of Elections, the election authority, or the local election official to break ties resulting from such simultaneous filings must be approved by the State Board of Elections. 

For additional concerns or questions regarding the petitions or the election you may also contact: 

State Board of Elections      (312) 814-6440     website:

       Will County Clerk                  (815) 740-4615     website:

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