Township Process for Placing an Advisory Referendum on an Election Ballot

                                                               Contact:  Greg White, Township Clerk
                                                                              (708) 383-8005
                                                                              GWhite@oakparktownship.org

 

                                                                                                       

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16, 2018

 

Township process for placing an advisory referendum

on an election ballot

 

The Oak Park Township Annual Meeting is held the second Tuesday of April each year – April 10th in 2018. Up to three advisory referenda questions can be on the agenda of the meeting for a vote to place them on the ballot of the next election. Placement on the agenda is a citizen-initiated process.  If you have an advisory referendum that you feel is important to the Oak Park community, these are the steps to get it on the Annual Meeting agenda: Create a supporting petition (with exact wording of the referendum question for the ballot), gather 15 signatures of registered Oak Park voters, and submit the petitions to the Township Clerk by March 1.  The Clerk must accept and place up to three properly submitted referenda – the first three submitted – on the meeting agenda for a vote by registered Oak Park voters present at the Annual Meeting. Those referenda that pass at the Annual Town Meeting must be submitted to the County Clerk for the ballot of the next election. The Township board has no role in this process.

The next General Election will be Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

 

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