Deadlines Near for Placing Referenda on April Ballot

  • Date Posted
    January 6, 2021
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A few weeks remain for school districts to propose funding questions to voters in the Consolidated Election on April 6, 2021.

January 19 is the final day for a school board to adopt resolutions putting public policy questions on the April ballot (105 ILCS 5/9-1.5 and 10 ILCS 5/28-2). It is also the last day for boards to place advisory referenda on the ballot.

School districts have until January 28 for the board secretary to certify public policy questions to the election authority (10 ILCS 5/28-5).

These are among the dates and deadlines for school districts that can be found on IASB’s Annual School Calendar. IASB tracks election results of school finance referenda for bond issues, school tax rate propositions, and county school facilities sales tax outcomes. The historical data is available online.