1) Contact the appropriate county clerk, city clerk or school board/library/parks and recreation/fire department secretary (depending upon the office you are running for) to verify that your address qualifies for the position, and to see if there are any other requirements that might prevent you from running (residency within the district for a certain period of time is frequently a requirement). 2) Obtain the appropriate filing papers from either the DuPage County Board of Elections (if running for a county-level office) or from the district office of the position that is being sought. You can contact the Hamilton County Board of Elections office if you have trouble contacting someone in your district at 630-407-5600. 3) Submit the candidacy papers to the appropriate local election official or the board of election commissioners within the 106-113 day filing window before the election. Prior to submitting your candidacy papers, you should arrange an appointment with the governing authority of the office you are seeking to go over the required paperwork. These authorities understand that first time/beginning candidates may need assistance and are available to assist with any questions.
Submit application to:
Wood Dale Fire Protection District Headquarters, 589 N Wood Dale Rd, Wood Dale, IL, 60190, US