Deadlines Near for Placing Referenda on November 2024 General Election Ballot

  • Date Posted
    July 8, 2024
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August 19 is the last day for a school board to adopt resolutions to place public policy questions on the ballot for the November 5, 2024, 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 to elect board members at-large without restriction of residence.

School districts have until August 29 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. Historical data is available online.