Information and forms are now available for people considering a run for Vernon Area Public Library Trustee in the April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election.
Prospective candidates can pick up nomination papers at Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, during regular library business hours. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ask at the Adult Desk.
Information and forms are also available on the library website at http://VAPLD.info/candidates.
Public library trustees are nonpartisan community representatives. They determine the library’s policies, set its budget and advocate on its behalf. The library board meets monthly, typically on the third Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Two of the board’s seven seats will be filled at the spring election. Trustees elected in April 2023 will serve six-year terms beginning in May 2023 and ending in April 2029.
To qualify to run, prospective candidates must meet residency and other requirements. They also must petition at least 50 signatures from qualified voters residing in the district. Prospective candidates may begin circulating nominating petitions, which are included in the packets, beginning September 20, 2022.
Completed nomination papers may be filed at the library during weekday administrative business hours beginning Monday, December 12, 2022. The last day to file is Monday, December 19, 2022. Paperwork may be filed by mail or in person, either by the candidate or their representative.
Those wishing to run for this office are strongly advised to obtain legal counsel regarding candidate requirements, the proper method for completing the petition forms, the qualifications of signers and circulators and other information.