April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election

An abbreviated calendar of notable dates leading up to the Consolidated and Consolidated Primary election can be found Here.

2023 Candidate’s Guide

Once a more detailed calendar is released from the State Board of Elections, it will be shown Here.

For Candidates Running For Alderperson

**New 2022 Ward Map**

Consolidated Election Notable Dates

September 20, 2022

  • First day to circulate petitions for candidates seeking election in the 2023 Consolidated Election.

December 12, 2022

  • First Day to File Candidate Petitions for the Consolidated Election

December 19, 2022

  • Last Day to File Candidate Petitions for the Consolidated Election

December 27, 2022

  • Last Day to File Objections to Nomination Papers for Consolidated Elections
  • Last day to file objections to nomination papers of independent, new party, and nonpartisan candidates (when nonpartisan candidates are not subject to a primary) in the office of the local election official or election authority.

January 3, 2023

  • Last Day to File Petitions for Public Questions for the Consolidated Election
  • Last day to file petitions with the local election official for the submission of questions of public policy. Exceptions to this date apply for various binding questions or backdoor referenda, please refer to the authorizing statute for the question to confirm the deadline.

January 4, 2023

  • First Day to Submit Vote by Mail Applications
  • First day to apply for a vote by mail ballot for the 2023 Consolidated Election. Please note that ballots will not be mailed before Thursday, February 23, 2023.

January 10, 2023

  • Last Day to File Objections to Petitions for Public Questions for Consolidated Elections
  • Last day to file objections to petitions for the submission of questions of public policy with the local election official.

January 17, 2023

  • Last Day for Resolutions for Public Questions
  • Last day for local governing boards to adopt a resolution to allow a binding or advisory question to be placed on the ballot at the 2023 Consolidated Election.

January 26, 2023

  • Ballot Certification Deadline
  • Last day for the local election official to certify candidates and public questions to the election authority to be included on the 2023 Consolidated Election ballot.

February 23, 2022

  • Early Voting Begins
  • First day for early voting in the office of the election authority and in any additional locations that may have been designated by the election authority (if a primary was held, this is delayed until March 10, 2023).
  • Voting by Mail Begins
  • First day for the election authority to mail an official ballot to a voter who has applied for a vote by mail ballot (if a primary was held, this is delayed until March 10, 2023).

March 7, 2023

  • Close of Voter Registration
  • Last day for regular registration or transfers of registration within the office of the election authority.

March 8, 2023

  • Grace Period Registration and Voting Begins
  • First day of grace period registration and voting at the office of the election authority or at a location designated for this purpose by the election authority.

March 10, 2023

  • First Day of Early Voting and Voting by Mail if Primary was Held
  • First day to vote early or by mail if a primary was held in the election jurisdiction.

March 30, 2023

  • Last Day to Mail Vote by Mail ballots
  • Last day for the election authority to receive, by mail, an application for a vote by mail ballot and mail that ballot to the voter. (Note: 1. An earlier deadline is applicable to UOCAVA voters; 2. In-person applications are still accepted until April 3, 2023)

April 3, 2023

  • Last day for early voting for the 2023 Consolidated Election.

April 4, 2023

  • Consolidated Election