Filing deadline extended for April elections
Updated: January 7, 2013 6:19AM
The deadline for candidates to file petitions to be on the April 9, 2013 ballot for local elections has been extended by two days.
The original deadline of 5 p.m. Dec.. 24 has been extended to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.
Senate Bill 3338 was passed by both houses of the General Assembly, before being signed into law Nov. 30 by Gov. Pat Quinn.
This law will provide relief to municipal clerks, school board secretaries, township clerks, park district and library secretaries and other local election officials who were previously required to accept candidate petitions until 5 p.m. Christmas Eve, regardless of whether their respective governmental offices were open, according to information from Ancel Glink, a law firm that works with several municipalities, including Oak Brook.~.