Number and Staple Petition Sheets and Receipt from Statement of Economic Interest When Filing for Office

There are two mistakes that newcomers to seeking office make that opponents use to eliminate them from the ballot.

“Easier to beat no one than someone,” goes the logic.

The first is to fail to number the pages of one’s petition.

Now-Algonquin Township Supervisor candidate Marc Munaretto challenge Nancy Scalero’s failure to number her pages together when they both were running for Algonquin Township Clerk.

Munaretto won by default.

Today, however, let’s look at how a veteran office holder got tossed off the ballot in southern Cook County.

Because Thornton Township High School Board President Kevin Williams didn't staple his election petitions together, he got kicked off the April ballot.

Because Thornton Township High School Board President Kevin Williams didn’t staple his election petitions together, he got kicked off the April ballot.

He didn’t staple his pages together and that, rather than his being a ex-felon, got him kicked off the Thornton Township High School District 205 ballot.

So, beginning candidates,

  1. number your petition pages
  2. staple all of your pages together and
  3. be sure you staple your receipt for filing you Statement of Economic Interest in the packet (not doing to got Nunda Township Supervisor John Heisler kicked off the ballot)

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