Notice of Election
The City of Freeport will hold an election to nominate candidates for the offices of Alderman Ward 2, Alderman Ward 4, Alderman Ward 6, Mayor, and City Clerk on the following dates:
- Consolidated Primary will be held on February 23, 2021
- Consolidated Election will be held on April 6, 2021
The terms of office for these positions will be four-year terms.
For nomination petitions and required documentation, please consult the 2021 Candidate’s Guide and 2021 Local Election Officials Handbook. A copy of these documents may be obtained through the website of the Illinois State Board of Elections at https://www.elections.il.gov/; select “Publications”, then “Election Guides” dropdown. These documents contain petition forms, election information, signature requirements, and filing guidelines. Please visit the website for the Illinois State Board of Elections periodically for any changes or amendments to the 2021 Candidate’s Guide or 2021 Local Election Officials Handbook.
The Stephenson County website, County Clerk page, provides electronic .pdf files of previous election results. The following link is provided to assist in obtaining this information: Stephenson County Clerk website: http://www.co.stephenson.il.us/clerk/Past-elections.asp
Petitions may be circulated beginning Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Candidates in the City of Freeport will be required to file their nominating petitions in the Office of the City Clerk, 314 W. Stephenson St., during regular business hours from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Call the City Clerk’s office at 815.235.8203 before coming to file to ensure the doors are not locked due to COVID restrictions. Established party candidates are to file their petitions from Monday, November 16, through Monday, November 23, 2020. Independent or new party candidates are to file their petitions from Monday, December 14, through Monday, December 21, 2020. On December 21, 2020, the Clerk’s office will be open until 5:00 pm. City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27, 2020.
Questions may be directed to City Clerk Dovie L. Anderson, Local Election Official, at 815.235.8203, firstname.lastname@example.org,
This information has been provided to you as a public service. The City of Freeport and its Clerk make no representation regarding the accuracy or validity of the websites or documentation referenced above. Please consult an attorney before taking action based upon the candidate forms.
Respectfully submitted by:
Dovie L. Anderson, RMC, CMC, City Clerk
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