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Mark calendars for things related to Consolidated Election on April 4

Be prepared for 2023 non-partisan local elections

Now thru April 4, 2023 / 2023 Nonpartisan Consolidated Election Reminder / From Naperville City Council to the Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners to School District 203 and School District 204 Boards of Education, time has arrived to become familiar with important dates for voting as well as the names of all the candidates running in the nonpartisan election…

Mixed among those important dates are a few of the first “meet and greet” events for candidates. Those dates in bold red below have been submitted by the candidates’ campaign committees. This online publication welcomes all candidates to list meet and greet events and fundraisers as well as forums that are open to the public. For now, note candidate events in January.

Jan. 4, 2023 / First Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot in DuPage County

Jan 8, 2023 / Jodi Trendler for City Council Campaign Kickoff / 3-5PM Sun., Jan. 8, at Allegory, 224 S. Main Street, downtown Naperville. Suggested Donation: $40 / Appetizers, soda and tea will be served. For more info: visit Jodi Trendler.

Jan 12, 2023 / Josh McBroom for City Council Campaign Kickoff / 5:30-7:30PM Thurs., Jan. 12, at Empire, 48 W. Chicago Ave., downtown Naperville. TKTS: $50 each and sponsorships available at mcbroom4naperville.com/kickoff/. For more info: visit Josh McBroom.

Jan 17, 2023 / Last day for local governing boards to adopt a resolution to allow a binding or advisory question to be placed on the ballot at the 2023 Consolidated Election.

Jan 18, 2023 / Pack the Post for Mayoral Candidate Scott Wehrli / 5:30-8:30PM Wed, Jan. 18 / Meet & Greet Scott Wehrli at the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, located at 908 W. Jackson Ave. For more info, contact Elizabeth at [email protected] RSVP as soon as possible as attendance will be limited. $50 donation. RSVP: secure.anedot.com/scottwehrli/packthepostjan18. For more info: visit Scott Wehrli.

Jan 26, 2023 / Last day for the local election official to certify candidates and public questions to the election authority to be included on the 2023 Consolidated Election ballot.

Feb 23, 2023 / The first day Vote-By-Mail Ballots can be mailed out.

March 20, 2023 / Early in-person voting begins 15 days prior to Nonpartisan Consolidated Election Day.

April 4, 2023 / Election Day / Polls open 6AM to 7PM Tues., April 4, 2023.

Voter Information for DuPage County / Register to Vote & More

Voter Information for Will County / Register to Vote & Voter Services

Official candidate websites (not social media) are linked to this website by personal candidate request or receipt of press release. Thanks to all candidates for throwing their hats into the ring. Former candidates, winners as well as losers, have told us more than once that getting to know the community and meeting potential voters via campaigning is a most rewarding experience.

We are grateful to live in a community where every empty seat has a hopeful candidate running to fill it. —PN

Naperville City Council

City Council meetings are held at the Naperville Municipal Center located at 400 S. Eagle Street.

City of Naperville Mission: To provide services that ensure a high quality of life, sound fiscal management, and a dynamic business environment, while creating an inclusive community that values ​​diversity.

Naperville Mayor / Three candidates, Benjamin (Benny) White, Scott Wehrli other Tiffany Stephensare vying for the four-year seat of Naperville Mayor on the Naperville City Council.

Naperville City Council Members / Twelve candidates currently are vying for four four-year seats on the Naperville City Council. Listed here in ballot order are Nag Jaiswal, Rebecca Malotke-Meslin, Josh McBroom, jodi trendler, patrick kelly, Nathan “Nate” Wilson, Ashfaq Syed, meghna bansal, AshleySouth, Allison Longenbaughand Madhu Uppal.

(Kindly note an appeal was heard on Jan. 6, 2023, regarding petitions challenged for mayoral candidate Tiffany Stephens and city council candidate Derek McDaniel. Stephens will remain on the ballot. Late this afternoon, Stephens said, “Had it not been the spirit of God coming to me, I might not have filed in the first place. I said a prayer before this morning’s court date on Zoom. Now I’ll keep going and take a ride for the journey.”)

Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners

Naperville Park District Board Meetings are held at Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive.

Naperville Park District Mission: We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.

Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners / By Dec. 12, 2022, four candidates had turned in petition packets to serve three four-year seats on the NPD Board of Commissioners. Candidates are Christopher Jacks, John Risvold, Rich Janor and Mahboube “Michelle” Haghighi.

Naperville School District 203 Board of Education

Naperville School District 203 hosts board meetings at 203 W. Hillside Road at Webster.

Mission statements: Our mission is to educate students to be self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers, and community contributors.

School District 203 / By Dec. 12, 2022, six candidates had turned in petition packets to run for three four-year seats on the 203 BOE. Candidates are Joe Kozminski, Kristine Gericke, Barbara Higg, Gilbert Wagner, Ronald Amato and Melissa Kelly Black.

Indian Prairie School District 204 Board of Education

School District 204 hosts board meetings at 780 Shoreline Drive in Aurora.

Mission statements: The mission of Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 is to inspire all students to achieve their greatest potential.

School District 204 / By Dec. 12, 2022, three candidates had turned in petition packets to run for three four-year seats on the 204 BOE. Candidates are Justin Karubas, Mark Rising and Catey Genc.

Local elections matter most…

Be prepared to vote where it matters most—locally. Vote where you can meet, greet and get to know candidates who make decisions with the biggest impact on Naperville. Become familiar with elected officials, public policies and budgets up close. Attend public meetings or watch saved meetings in the archives of the City, school districts or Naperville Park District. Thank you.

A few campaign notes for now and the future: If more than 16 candidates had filed for any of the the four available seats by deadlines in 2022, a primary would be held in February 2023. Also, taking out a petition packet does not necessarily mean it will be returned by that packet-picker- upper. Registered voters may sign more than one petition if they live in the City of Naperville. Also, residents who live in unincorporated Naperville may not vote for City Council members.

good news A Primary Election will not be needed in Naperville, Illinois! And though many residents claim to have voter fatigue, rest up! Be energized with knowledge that locally elected officials are the ones that impact your life the most. All eligible voters are urged to get to know the candidates. Be informed by Consolidated Election Day, April 4, 2023.

Thanks for reading and paying attention. PN will begin focusing on the issues in this election beginning in late January, and through the election at www.election.positivelynaperville.com.

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