Township over 5,000 people can have partisan elections.
Republican parties in Algonquin, Grafton and Nunda Townships have already decided to select their township nominees in a primary election to be held in February.
How Dorr and McHenry Townships will pick theirs is not yet know.
Parties in larger townships have a choice of selecting candidates either by primary or in a caucus.
The following was received from Allen Skillicorn about what the Dundee Township Republican Party has decided to do:
The Dundee Township Republican Organization calls for a Consolidated Primary Election on February 28, 2017 and passes an Anti-Nepotism & Anti-Cronyism Resolution.
The Dundee Township Republican Organization (www.dundeegop.com) unanimously adopted a consolidated primary election on February 28, 2017 over a caucus to slate republican candidates for Dundee Township Supervisor, Assessor, Highway Commissioner, and Trustees.
Dundee Township Republican Organization committeemen agreed that a primary election was more transparent and democratic way to select candidates.
All seats will be four-year terms and the primary winners will be on the Consolidated General Election Ballot on April 4, 2017.
At the same October 5, 2016 meeting, Dundee Township Republican Organization committeemen passed an Anti-Nepotism & Anti-Cronyism Resolution.
Authored and motioned by Committeeman and Republican Candidate for State Representative, District 66, Allen Skillicorn and seconded by Chairman Jay Radke.
DTRO Committeemen who voted in favor of the Anti-Nepotism & Anti-Cronyism Resolution:
Jay Radke – Chairman DTRO
Mike Bielak – Vice Chairman DTRO
Mike Tennis – Treasurer DTRO
Marc Collura – Secretary DTRO
Allen Skillicorn – Committeeman 11
Maggie Auger – Committeeman 18
Richard Byham – Committeeman 22
Ray Auger – Committeeman 29