Consolidated Election

Village of Manteno
2019 Consolidated Election – April 2, 2019

NOTE:   A Simultaneous Petition Filing Lottery will be held on
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Village Clerk's Office.

Offices to be Nominated:
     Village Trustee (3) - 4 year term
      Village Clerk (1) - unexpired 2 year term

Candidacy Requirements:
     Candidate must be a registered voter.
     Candidate must have resided in the Village for one year prior to the date of the election of April 2, 2019.
    Candidate must not be in arrears in the payment of any tax or other indebtedness due to the Village.
    Candidate must not have been convicted in any court of the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury or other felony.

Circulation of Petitions:
Petitions may NOT be circulated prior to September 18, 2018.

Signature Requirement:
Petitions of New Political Parties must be signed by qualified voters numbering not less than 5% of the number of voters who voted at the last regular election held in the district.  Petitions of independent candidates must be signed by not less than 5%, nor more than 8% (or 50 more than the minimum, whichever is greater) of the number of persons who voted at the last regular election in the district. 

When, What and Where to File:
Petitions must be filed with the Village Clerk between Monday, December 10, 2018 – Monday, December 17, 2018 during regular business hours (8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday) at the Village Hall located at 98 East Third Street, except the last day (Monday, December 17, 2018), the Village Clerk's office will be open until  5:00 p.m.

Items to be filed with the Village Clerk:

1.      Statement of Candidacy

2.      Nominating petition sheets

3.      Loyalty Oath (The filing of the Loyalty Oath is optional)

4.      Receipt from the filing of the Statement of Economic Interests with the    County Clerk


If the new political party receives more than 5% of the votes cast at that election, it becomes an established political party. If it does not, it ceases to exist. [10 ILCS 5/10-2, 10-5, 10-11]

NOTE: Nomination papers must include a certificate stating the names      and  addresses of party officers authorized to fill vacancies in nomination. [10 ILCS 5/10-2, 10-5, 10-11]

Note:  The above are excerpts taken out the State of Illinois “A Candidate’s Guide” and are not to be considered a complete handbook.  If you would like a copy, please call 312-814-6440 or visit the State Board of Elections web site at


PLEASE NOTE:  This information is provided as a public service.  The Village of Manteno and the Village Clerk make no representations regarding the accuracy or validity of the information.  For copies of the forms needed please go to the State Board of Elections website listed above.  Be sure to consult with an attorney before taking action based upon those forms.  Anyone who uses the forms does so at his/her own risk.