2023 Board of Trustees Election

Trustee Candidates Qualifications and Information

On April 4, 2023, two individuals will be elected to the office of Trustee of Community College District No. 535. These positions are for one six-year terms each.

The Illinois Public Community College Act provides that each candidate must on the date of his/her election be a citizen of the United States, of the age of 18 years or over, a resident of Illinois, and have lived in the community college district for at least one year immediately preceding his/her election (110 ILCS 805/3-7(c)).

As required by the Illinois Public Community College Act, members of the Board shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses incurred in connection with their service as members of the Board.

Pertinent dates for this election are:

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022
First day to circulate nominating petitions

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022
First day to file nomination papers

Monday, Dec. 19, 2022
Last day to file nomination papers

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 - Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 - Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023
Dates for filing objections to nomination papers of candidates, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Office of the President

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Election Day

Illinois election law states that nomination papers are to be filed with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, or a designated representative of the Secretary. The Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 535 has designated the Special Assistant to the Board of Trustees of Oakton College to represent the Board Secretary in the performance of the Board Secretary's duties with respect to the receipt and filing of nomination papers.

The office for filing nomination papers is located at Oakton College, Office of the President, Room 1500 at 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268. During the period designated by law for filing nomination papers, the office will be open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The following forms are required to be filed by candidates for Trustee of Community College District No. 535:

Petitions for Nomination (Download PDF)
Nominations for members of the Board of Trustees shall be made by a petition signed by at least 50 qualified voters residing within the district (110 ILCS 805/3-7.10).

Statement of Candidacy (Download PDF)
This form must be filed with the Nominating Petitions.

Statement of Economic Interests (Download PDF)
This form must be filed with the Cook County Clerk. Nomination papers are not valid unless a receipt from the Cook County Clerk's office is filed with the Secretary's representative no later than December 19, 2022, the last day to file nomination papers. Note also that the Statement of Economic Interests must be filed with the County Clerk in calendar year 2022; a prior year's filing will invalidate the nomination papers.

Loyalty Oath (Download PDF)
An optional form that may be filed with the Nominating Petitions.

Questions may be referred to the Special Assistant to the Board of Trustees for Oakton College, at the address given above, by telephone (847.635.1801), or by email (bsparks@oakton.edu).

This information is provided as a public service. It is the responsibility of the candidate to comply with all applicable laws and requirements.