Elections

The Consolidated General Election will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

City Council Candidate Lottery Scheduled

The City of Elgin City Clerk’s Office has scheduled the lottery for order of the candidates’ names on the ballot. The drawing will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of the City Clerk of Elgin, 150 Dexter Court, Room 202. 

The drawing determines the first two positions on the election ballot of the council member candidates for a four year term that filed their Petitions of Candidacy for the position of City Council Member simultaneously on November 19, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., which include:

  • Fred Moulton
  • F. John Steffen

The lottery will be open to the public. For more information or questions regarding the lottery please contact the City of Elgin City Clerk’s Office at 847.931.5660.

Elgin City Council Candidate Information

The Elgin City Council will have the position of Mayor, four Councilmember seats for a four-year term and one Councilmember seat for a two-year term open in the 2019 election.

The filing period for the Consolidated Election is now closed.

Petitions for nomination were filed with the City Clerk’s Office starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018. The placement of names on the ballot will be in the order of filing. NOTE: The City Clerk’s Office DOES NOT ACCEPT any petition for filing after 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the filing period.

A Consolidated Primary Election will only be required if more than 16 electors file their candidacy for the four council terms up for election; if more than four electors file their candidacy for mayor; or if more than four electors file their candidacy for the two-year council term up for election. If a Consolidated Primary Election is necessary, it will be held on Feb. 26, 2019. The Consolidated General Election will be held on April 2, 2019.

View the Candidates Information Guide to learn about the necessary qualifications to hold the offices of council member or mayor.

For more information regarding the 2019 municipal election, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 847-931-5660 or the Illinois State Board of Elections at 312-814-6440 (Chicago office) or 217-782-4141 (Springfield office). You may also access the Illinois State Board of Election’s website at www.elections.il.gov.