Consolidated election petition filing to begin


Have an interest in serving on a local government board? Then you better hustle as nominating petitions for the 2023 consolidated election need to be turned in starting next week.

The time to file those petitions will be from Monday, Dec. 12 to the close of the business day on Monday, Dec. 19.

Coal City voters will be selecting a mayor [village president], clerk and three trustees. All five positions up for election carry a four-year term.

Completed petition packets can be filed at village hall during regular business hours.

In the village of Carbon Hill, six trustee positions are up for election in the spring. Three are for four-year terms while three will be to fill unexpired two-year terms.

Completed petitions can be filed with the village clerk.

Diamond residents seeking a commissioner post on the village board can file their nominating papers with the village clerk 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 through Friday, Dec. 16 and from 7:30 a.m. to 430 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19.

The consolidated election will seek to fill three seats on the Coal City Public Library’s Board of Directors—two six- year terms and one unexpired two-year term.

Completed nomination packets can be returned to the library during regular business hours.

Voters will also cast ballots for four seats on the Unit 1 Board of Education. Each carry a four-year term.

Completed petition packets can be turned in to the county clerk, the local election official for school districts. The clerk’s office is located in the Grundy County Courthouse.

Nominating petitions can still be obtained and circulated through the petition filing period, but must be submitted to the local election officials by the close of business on Dec. 19.

The consolidated election will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.