- Mayor of Peoria
- District Council Members (You vote for the seat in your district)
- 2 At-Large Council Members
- Township Supervisor
- Township Assessor
- City / Township Clerk
- City / Township Treasurer
- ICC Board of Trustees
*Depending on where you reside, you may also have had Park District, School District, Library District, and ICC District positions on your ballot. To get an exhaustive account of who was on your ballot, determine your District Information on the Illinois State Board of Elections website. Then, cross-reference your District Information with the Sample Ballot provided by the Peoria County Election Commission.
The Primary Election was held on February 28, 2017. The results of the Primary Election can be found here.
(For example, there were 3 candidates for Peoria’s Mayor in the Primary Election which was held in February. Only the 2 candidates that received the most votes during the Primary Election, in this case Couri Thomas and Jim Ardis, moved forward to face off on Election Day. In the At-Large District Council primary race, 6 candidates vied for 4 spots to move on to the General Election ballot, of which 2 candidates were chosen in the General Election).
To see if you are registered to vote in the State of Illinois, visit the State Board of Elections page here.
|Election Commission Office (?)||ICC North (?)|
|February 23 – March 24||8:30AM-4:30PM|
|March 27 – March 31||9:00AM-7:00PM||10:00AM-6:00PM|
All Peoria County voters may also vote early in limited locations outside of the City of Peoria: On March 22nd at Brimfield Public Library (10:00AM-6:00PM), March 23rd at Chillicothe Public Library (10:00AM-6:00PM), March 24th at Alpha Park Public Library (10:00AM-6:00PM), March 25th at Dunlap Public Library (10:00AM-1:00PM).
Voting Early (by Mail)
You may request a vote by mail ballot until Thursday, March 30, 2017 until 12:00PM. Ballots must be postmarked by midnight on April 4th.
Voting on Election Day
On Election Day (April 4, 2017), you may vote at your local polling place between the hours of 6:00AM-7:00PM. Not sure where your local polling place is? Check here.
The last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot is Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 12:00PM. The ballot must be postmarked to return by midnight on April 4th.
Click here to register online.
Click here to see instructions for registering by mail.
Click here to see where you can register in person.
*Grace Period (AKA – register and vote at the same time): People who did not register to vote by March 7, 2017 may register to vote at the Peoria Elections Commission Office or other early voting sites from Wednesday, March 8 – Tuesday, April 3, 2017. You may also register on Election Day (April 4, 2017) at your Polling Place. (If you register to vote during the grace period and want to vote in the upcoming election, you must vote at the time of registration.)
In 2013, elections were held for Mayor and District City Council seats. In the 2013 elections, 8,869 (12.33% of registered voters in Peoria) voted for Mayor and 8,349 (11.87% of registered voters in Peoria) voted for City Council seats.
A candidate for mayor, council member, clerk, or treasurer must fulfill the following requirements:
- Be a qualified elector or registered voter.
- No debt or tax owed to the city.
- No conviction of infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony.
- Have at least one year of residency in the city prior to the election.
- A petition with signatures equal to or greater than 1% of the number of total votes cast in the preceding election for mayor.
(Source: State of Illinois Candidate’s Guide 2017)
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