The Illinois Association of School Boards
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
With few exceptions, Illinois school boards consist of seven members elected to serve terms of four years.
Elections are held at the Consolidated Election on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year. (If that date conflicts with Passover, the election moves to the second Tuesday.) Terms of members are staggered so there are three or four seats contested at each biennial election.
Vacancies caused by death or resignation are filled by appointment (by the remaining board members) until the next election.
Links on this page are intended to provide access to information and publications regarding the next election that should be helpful for school boards, candidates and voters.
Note: Since the Consolidated Election of 2015, school board member nominating papers must be filed with the county clerk or county board of election commissioners, as the case may be, of the county in which the principal office of the school district is located. Click here for the Illinois Board of Elections' list of election authorities.