Deadlines for placing referenda on March 2020 ballot near

  • Date Posted
    September 30, 2019
Three months remain for school districts to propose funding questions to voters in the next regularly scheduled election in March.
December 30 is the last day for a school board to adopt resolutions to place advisory referenda on the ballot at the March 17, 2020 General Primary Election (105 ILCS 5/9-1.5 and 10 ILCS 5/28-2). The local school board election authority is responsible for receiving citizen-led questions and certifying petitions and board resolutions for referenda.
School districts have until January 9 for the board secretary to certify public policy questions to the election authority (10 ILCS 5/28-5).
IASB tracks election results of school finance referenda for bond issues, school tax rate propositions, and county school facilities sales tax outcomes. The historic data is available online.