There’ll be lots of hoopla about the fall elections, but the people who spend the most property tax dollars will be on the ballot next spring.
School districts, of course, take the bulk of the real estate tax collar.
All township officials will be on the ballot. Elections for this virtually invisible type of government (except Grafton Township) happens only once every four years.
Here’s a piece written by DeKalb County Clerk John Acardo that provides some useful information:
2013 Municipal [and Other] Elections…
It’s not too early to start thinking about them
Running concurrent with the final push for the November Elections, candidates interested in running for municipal offices will begin collecting their signatures to appear on the April, 2013 Municipal Ballot.
Major offices, such as Mayor, all Township offices, and various aldermen will be up for consideration.
In an effort to aide our Local Election Authorities, our office has invited the State Board of Elections to conduct with our Election’s office, a seminar on the process for Consolidated Elections.
Interested local officials wishing to participate can RSVP to 815.895.7149. The date of this event is July 25th at the County’s Community Outreach Building.