Deadline Nears for Placing Referenda on March 2024 Primary Election Ballot

  • Date Posted
    December 8, 2023
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January 2 is the last day for a school board to adopt resolutions to place public policy questions on the ballot for the March 19, 2024, Primary Election (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.1). 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 January 11 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. This historical data is available online.