Board Election

Two seats for full, six-year terms will be filled in the consolidate election April 6, 2021.

Nomination packets are available to be picked up in the JWCC president’s office on the Quincy main campus at 48th and Harrison beginning Monday, September 8 at 8 AM. Regular business hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Thursday and 8:00 AM – noon on Friday. The office is located on the second floor of the JWCC Student/Administrative Center.

The first day for nominating petitions to circulate is September 22.

Questions may be directed to executive assistant Leah Benz or by calling 217.641.4102.

Election information can also be found at the Illinois State Board of Elections website, running for office tab –  2021 Candidates Guide.

Election Dates

Petition packets available to pick-up Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Petitions circulated not prior to Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Filing period with Board Secretary (or designee) Monday – Monday December 14-21, 2020 

Time:  8:00-5:00 p.m. except for

Friday, December 18,  8:00-Noon

Excludes Saturday, Sunday, December 19 & 20, 2021

Lottery if necessary (within 9 days following the last day of petition) Tuesday, December 22, 2020

@ 8:30 a.m. in Board Room, Student/Adm. Bldg.

Last day for local election official to certify candidates (68 days before election) Wednesday, January 28, 2021
Consolidated election Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Last day to canvass election *Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Last day to seat the new trustee Tuesday, May 4, 2021

*The election law states the County Clerk’s office has 21 days following the election to canvass the election results. Therefore, the Resolution declaring the results of the election and the reorganizational meeting of the Board cannot be held until after the county clerks submit the canvass results to the College (last day being April 27, 2021)

In order to be compliant with ILCS 805/3-8, which states: “following each election and canvass, the new board shall hold its reorganizational meeting on or before the 28th day after the election,” the John Wood Community College Board of Trustees must establish a meeting date to declare the results of the April 6, 2021 consolidated election and to reorganize the officers of the Board of Trustees.  The last day to set a Board of Trustee meeting, in order to be compliant, is May 4, 2021.

Board of Trustees regular scheduled meetings for April and May:
April 21, 2021
May 19, 2021

Prospective Candidate Information from the Board Secretary

Candidate Data Sheet

Complete this online application form if you wish to run for the board election in 2021.