Ever consider running for local office? Now is the time to start.

Petitions for candidates seeking election in the Consolidated Election (April 2, 2019) are now available. Three (3) Trustee position will be on the ballot.  All are four (4) year terms, serving the community at-large.    

To qualify as a candidate, applicants must be a qualified elector (registered to vote) of the Village of Sugar Grove and have resided within the corporate limits of the Village for at least one year preceding the Consolidated Election.

Illinois law imposes other qualifications to be eligible to submit a petition for candidacy and to serve as an elected official of the Village of Sugar Grove. Candidates should review Illinois law and other related codes to determine whether they meet the required qualifications. Compliance with the applicable law in having the petitions for candidacy signed and submitting them along with other required documents is the sole responsibility of the candidate and not the Village of Sugar Grove or any of its employees. Neither the Clerk nor any other employee will be responsible for reviewing petitions that are filed during the filing period to determine whether they are in compliance with the law.

Sugar Grove elections are partisan,  meaning a candidate can choose to run as a party affiliated candidate or an independent candidate. Historically Sugar Grove candidates choose to run as independents in the partisan election.  All Sugar Grove Trustees are elected At-Large.  At-Large means that all elected officials represent the entire community.   No elected official represents an area or ward.

The most often asked question is how many signatures are needed on a petition. Election code states “5 – 8%, or no more than 50 more than the minimum, whichever is greater, of the number of persons who voted at the last regular election in which the voters voted for the election of these officers.   You can see the election results from 2017 here.

Candidacy petitions must be filed with the Sugar Grove Village Clerk’s Office between Dec. 10 to 17 during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Sugar Grove Village Clerk’s Office will remain open until 5 p.m. Dec. 17 to accept petitions for candidacy.

Office of the Village Clerk

10 S. Municipal Drive

Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554

Please click here to view the candidates guide. The candidates guide contains information you will need including all necessary forms.   Should you need additional information please contact the Illinois Board of Elections or an attorney who is versed in election code.

If you do not have access to print the needed forms please contact the Village Clerk at vclerk@sugargroveil.gov or 630-391-7206.  Please specify if you intend to run as a part affiliate or an independent.  Forms will be made available.


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