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Posted on: August 17, 2022

2023 Municipal Election Candidate Petitions Available Aug. 30

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Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, petitions for candidacy for the 2023 Wheaton municipal election will be available in the Office of the City Clerk at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., Wheaton, Ill. One (1) four-year position for Mayor and two (2) four-year positions for Councilman At-Large are up for election. Candidates shall:

  • Be registered voters of the City of Wheaton. Candidates must reside within the corporate limits of the city at least one year preceding the election; and
  • File Nonpartisan Primary Petitions for Nomination signed by no less than 5% and no more than 8% of the number of ballots cast at the last regular election for the position of Mayor by registered City of Wheaton voters residing within the corporate limits of the City of Wheaton. Please consult with an attorney and/or review the State Election Code (10 ILCS 5/10-3) before taking any action.
  • The Nonpartisan Primary Petitions for Nomination should be filed together with a Statement of Candidacy, Loyalty Oath (optional), and a receipt indicating the candidate has filed a Statement of Economic Interest with the DuPage County Clerk.

Petitions for nomination are filed with the Wheaton City Clerk, City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., Wheaton, Ill. The filing period is Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 through Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding weekend days and holidays.

A Consolidated Primary election will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023 if more than four (4) candidates file for the position of Mayor and if more than eight (8) candidates file for the positions of Councilman At-Large. The Consolidated General Election will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, with the successful candidates taking office at the latter of either the first regular or special meeting after receipt of the official election results or at the first regular or special meeting in the month following their election.  For further information, please contact the Wheaton City Clerk’s office at 630-260-2012.

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