Deadlines Near for Placing Referenda on November 2022 General Election Ballot 

  • Date Posted
    July 27, 2022
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August 22 is the last day for a school board to adopt resolutions to place public policy questions on the ballot for the November 8, 2022 General 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. Boards that did not field candidates in a congressional township in the previous school board election can add a referendum at this time to elect board members at-large without restriction of residence. 

School districts have until September 1 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 election school facilities sales tax outcomes. The historical data is available online