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Local Election Authority

The City Clerk is the local election authority responsible for the election of officers for municipalities.  City Clerk Angela Salyer announces that Jacksonville citizens interested in running for a position in the 2025 Consolidated Election must complete the documents below and return to the City Clerk's Office between November 21 and November 28, 2024 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The Consolidated Primary Election is set for February 28, 2025, and the Consolidated Election is set for April 4, 2025.

City of Jacksonville Elected Officials, whose four-year terms expire May, 2025 include:

  • Andy Ezard, Mayor
  • Angela Salyer, City Clerk
  • Beth Hopkins, City Treasurer
City of Jacksonville Aldermen, whose four-year terms expire May, 2025 include:

  • Darcella Speed (Ward 1)
  • Lori Large Oldenettel(Ward 2)
  • Kent Hannant (Ward 3)
  • Brett Henry (Ward 4)
  • Mary Watts (Ward 5)
You may contact City Clerk Angela Salyer at 217-479-4613 should you have any questions.  The State Board of Elections may also be contacted for information regarding municipal elections. 

Please complete the following forms if you wish to run for any position.  Please note - several of the documents must be notarized.  Please DO NOT sign the documents until you are in the presence of a Notary Public.  For your convenience, the City of Jacksonville offers Notary Public Service at no charge.
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  • 2021 (For use in 2023) Candidate's Guide
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  • Ward Map
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  • Campaign Packet Checklist
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  • D-5 Notice of Obligation
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  • Receipt for D-5 Notice of Obligation/Campaign Disclosure
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  • Statement of Candidacy - Non Partisan
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  • Loyalty Oath
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  • Statement of Economic Interest
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  • Consolidated Primary Petition
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  • Number of Petition Signatures Required
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  • Receipt for Filing
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