The Consolidated Election held on April 6, 2021 will include the following Benton Township positions:
- Clerk – 4year term
- Supervisor – 4 year term
- Assessor – 4 year term
- 4 Township Trustees – 4 year term
Courtesy petition packets are available at the Benton Township Office located at 40020 Green Bay Rd. Beach Park, IL, can be obtained electronically by email email@example.com or by following this link: Township – Independent.pdf
The circulation period is September 22 through December 21, 2020.
Dates of filing: December 14 – December 21, 2020
Nomination papers will be stamped noting the day and hour filed. A receipt is issued to the filer. All petitions filed by persons waiting in line at the opening of normal office hours on the first day of filing, December 14, 2020, and those petitions received in the day’s first mail delivery are deemed “simultaneously” filed. Two or more petitions filed within the last hour of the filing deadline, December 21, 2020, shall be deemed filed simultaneously for last position on the ballot.
Ballot position within each of these categories is determined by the time of filing. A public lottery determines ballot position when two or more petitions are simultaneously filed for the same office. The Township Clerk will notify candidates involved in the lottery of the time and place the lottery is to be held.
It is important to note that Nominating Petition papers are subject to legal challenge by objectors if improperly completed. The Electoral Board, chaired by the Clerk, holds hearings to consider and resolve these objections. However, please be advised that the Clerk and staff are not able to provide legal opinions to individuals regarding their petition papers. Prospective candidates are encouraged to consult their own legal advisors on questions related to qualifications for office, preparation of petition papers, circulator requirements, signature requirements, etc., because once the petition papers are officially filed they cannot be changed or amended.