Election News

Thanks for your interest in voting!  Yes… It’s kind of a big deal.

From now through April 7, be sure to pay attention to the issues of the local elections, get to know the candidates and ask your own tough questions with civility and a good sense of humor.

Also, keep tabs on City Council meetings and workshops as they stream in the City’s archive with other important e-agendas on the city’s website.

Candidates have been welcome to share their “Meet & Greet” events with Positively Naperville; and more recently, they’ve been invited to post letters to the editor by the end of Early Voting.

This site also has featured public forums such as the Naperville Area Homeowners Association series of five 2-hour candidate forums held in March in City Council Chambers. Decision 2015 on NCTV17 is a showcase of individual interviews with every candidate.

Nearly every other day, we heard about subdivisions and service organizations planning additional candidate forums. We’re mindful about how stretched candidates were to meet and greet the community with hopes voters will check and support opportunities in place. It’s been a long race with many qualified candidates and voter turnout is forecast to be low. There’s still time for an educated electorate to turn out.

In addition to the Q&As featuring candidates for City Council, including Mayor on this website, our aim has been to link candidate profiles, Q&As, etc., presented by the Daily Herald and other local media as it’s available for hopefuls running to fill seats in the school and park board and College of DuPage and Regional School Board races. When candidates have websites other than social media, they also will be linked here upon request.

Early Voting Ended at 5PM Sat., April 4

Stay tuned. Early voting began March 23, just prior to the final two Naperville Area Homeowner Confederation forums for all 19 candidates vying for the eight open seats on City Council, the result of term limits that begin with this election. The last day of Early Voting is Sat., April 4. Polls closed at 5PM.

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According to an unofficial, unscientific poll of two Naperville voters featured in this photo taken on April 3, 2015, 50 percent voted early. (We wish that were an indicator of things to come on Tuesday!)

According to Glenn Miller, Early Voting Tech at the Naperville Muncipal Center, 1,722 early voters had cast their ballots as of Friday evening.

In an attempt to engage all ages by adding a little excitement to this long campaign season, the third set of unofficial, unscientific straw polls were placed online last week to check the trending of PN readers. Absolutely unofficial, unscientific polls for Mayor and City Council are now being taken through Election Day.

Vote Election Day / 6AM-7PM Tues., April 7

If iffy about your final selection of City Council candidates, perhaps wait to head to the polls until the Consolidated Election Day on Tues., April 7. Polls are open 6AM-7PM.

Be informed about the Consolidated Election on April 7. There’s no shortage of information available. Election coverage is all over the news and the Internet.

Yes. It’s kind of a big deal.

Post Last Updated April 5, 2015


 

Vote – Naperville’s spring break ends as voters head to polls Tues., April 7

Remind all winning and losing candidates to take signs down by the end of day on April 8!

April 6, 2015


Vote – Voting Matters / By Wit & Wisdom Guest Columnist Kristen Jungles

April 3, 2015


 

Vote – Search stories online ‘Naperville 2015 Election Information’ for links to other media & opinions

April 3, 2015


Vote – What Thumper might say about egg hunts, bunny photos and silly season — with a few tips about voting

April 3, 2015


Vote – Link up to forums featuring candidate running in the Consolidated Election

March 26, 2015


 

 Vote – Positively Naperville January Straw Poll Results

 February 4, 2015 


Naperville City Council attracts 24 candidates for April 7, 2015, Consolidated Election

Get to know all the candidates running for City Council and Mayor. Vote for up to eight hopefuls for City Council. Vote for one Naperville Mayoral candidate.

November 25, 2014 /  Post Last Updated December 8, 2014, March 20, 2015

 


Naperville candidates are off and running for next campaign season

Get to know 34 candidates (now 33) running to serve on Naperville’s governing bodies.

November 16, 2014 / Post Last Updated January 2, 2015, March 20, 2015

 


Local school boards will be met with little challenge in the Consolidated Election

Three incumbents are running / no contest for three four-year seats in School District 203.

Three incumbents, Lori Price, Mark Rising and Justin Karubas / one challenger, Renata Sliva, are running for three four-year seats in School District 204.

October 4, 2014 / Post Last Updated December 22, 2014, March 22, 2015


 

Four candidates filed to run for Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners

Marie Todd, Rich Janor, Jim Ensign and Melvin Kim are the candidates running to fill three four-year seats.

September 16, 2014 / Post Last Updated December 22, 2014, March 20, 2015


12 candidates will be on the ballot to serve the College of DuPage Board of Trustees

Be informed when voting for three six-year term College Trustee positions that are open on the College of DuPage Board of Trustees, Community College District #502.

Ballot Order: Nancy Svoboda, Sandra Pihos, Matt Gambs, Kim Savage, Claire Ball, Charles Bernstein, Frank Napolitano, Deanne Marie Mazzochi, Roger Kempa, Joseph M. Wozniak, David Carlin and Dan Bailey. (Daily Herald endorsements of individual candidate are in bold.)

Update: March 21, 2015 / Overview in the Daily Herald of the College of DuPage Challenges with endorsements for the Consolidated Election on April 7, 2005.

No one can deny the controversy, replete with law suits, FOIA requests, citizen and media backlash (Simply search COD online or College of DuPage or visit www.cod.edu.), that has made headlines in recent months at COD. More than 29,000 students choose to seek higher education at the community college. Every single one of the 12 candidates running to serve deserves your attention before three hopefuls are elected. Several of the candidates reside in Naperville. Get to know them. Will they represent your voice on the College of DuPage Board of Trustees?

Posted February 24, 2015 / Updated March 21, 2015


Thanks to all hopefuls & voters participating in the election process

This city truly is blessed that many individuals want to serve its governing bodies, giving time and energy to know the issues as they aim to keep the community moving forward in a positive manner.

 

Vote April 7, 2015

    It's kind of a big deal