Board Election Information
2019 Election Information
Election Dates and Terms
December 10-17, 2018: Period for filing nominating petitions with the local election office. The deadline to file is December 17, 2018. The office will remain open until 5:00 pm. The office is located in the Administration Building, President's Office, upper floor.
December 19, 2018: Simultaneous Petition Filing Public Lottery to be held at 10 a.m. at the Local Official's Office, located in the Administration Building, President's Office, upper floor. Per Illinois Statutes, in the event two or more petitions of candidacy are simultaneously filed for the same office, the order of filing will be determined by means of a lottery approved by the State Board of Elections. A public lottery is to be held within nine days after the last day of the petition-filing period, and is open to the public. In the event that multiple candidates file for the office of Board of Trustee Member at 8:00 a.m. on the first day of filing, Monday, December 10, 2018, or during the last hour (between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.) on the last day of filing, Monday, December 17, 2018, a Simultaneous Petition Filing Public Lottery will be conducted.
January 8, 2019: Petition Objection Filing Deadline. The State Election Code sets forth that objections to candidate nomination papers may be filed within five “business days” following the last day of the candidate petition filing period. For the April 2019 election, the candidate petition filing period ends on December 17, 2018. Due to the Christmas holiday and the local election official’s office closures on December 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,31 2018, and January 1, 2019, the objection filing period deadline is January 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
April 2, 2019: Election of community college trustees at the consolidated election.
April 30, 2019: Last day for community college boards to conduct organizational meetings and seat trustees elected on April 4th.
Elections are held in April of odd-numbered years, with trustees serving staggered six-year terms.
If you are 18 or older, a citizen of the United States, and have lived in your community college district for at least one year, then you can seek a board seat in your home district. The only other qualification is an honest commitment to the community college mission: that is, a belief that Southeastern Illinois College enhances lifelong learning by providing quality accessible educational programs, cultural enrichment opportunities, and support for economic development.