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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Village of Fox Lake notice of filing period for the April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election

Village Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 28, 2022

Village of Fox Lake notice of filing period for the April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election

Fox Lake, Ill. (Nov. 28, 2022) – Election petition filing for the April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election will be held beginning Monday, December 12, 2022 through Monday, December 19, 2022. Below is information regarding petition filing for the Village of Fox Lake.

The April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election includes the following Village of Fox Lake offices:

  •  Village Trustee - Three Trustees, each for a four-year term of office
  • Village Clerk – unexpired term, two years remaining

The first day to circulate nominating petitions is Tuesday, September 20, 2022. 

The first day to file nomination papers at the Village of Fox Lake is on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. and the last day to file is Monday, December 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

The Village of Fox Lake will be able to accept petitions 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday during the petition filing period at Village Hall located at 66 Thillen Drive Fox Lake, IL.

On the first day to file, December 12, 2022, those arriving by 8:00 a.m., will be provided with a “simultaneous filer” receipt, and will be placed into the lottery to determine ballot placement. 

On the last day to file, December 19, 2022, any petitions filed during the last hour, between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. will be considered a simultaneous file, and placed in a lottery to determine ballot placement. 

No petitions will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2022.

Petition objections will be accepted at the Village Hall office from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 20 – 22, 2022 and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 27 – 28, 2022. 

Please note Village Hall is closed on December 23 – 26, 2022 for the holidays. 

The last day to file an objection petition is Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. 

The Village Clerk and staff cannot provide a review of nominating papers or legal opinions regarding petition papers. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to consult competent legal counsel regarding qualifications to seek office, preparation of petition papers, circulator requirements, signature requirements, etc. After petition papers have been filed, pages cannot be amended or added. A receipt for filing the required Statement of Economic Interests and the Statement of Candidacy may be added until 5:00 p.m. on the last day to file.

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About the Village of Fox Lake: The Village of Fox Lake (population 10,700) is located 55 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 20 miles west of Waukegan, Illinois. Fox Lake is located in Lake and McHenry counties. The Village is located on the South Shore of Pistakee Lake, Nippersink Lake, and Fox Lake, three connected water bodies that form part of the Chain O’Lakes system.