August 19, 2021


The Circuit Court of Cook County is required by state law to fill a vacancy in the office of commissioner of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to serve the balance of a term ending November 30, 2023. The court is accepting applications for appointment to the position, which is for one of three commissioners constituting the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. The board’s two other commissioners were selected from the two leading political parties of the state of Illinois. Pursuant to 10 ILCS 5/6-22, any person of well-known political convictions may apply for the current vacancy.

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners makes all necessary rules and regulations not inconsistent with the Illinois Election Code, 10 ILCS 5/1-1, et seq., with reference to the registration of voters and the conduct of elections in the City of Chicago. The Board of Election Commissioners is in charge of and makes provisions for all general, special, local, municipal, state and county elections, and all other elections of every description except local school council to be held in the city of Chicago or any part thereof, at any time.

Pursuant to the Illinois Election Code:

Each person appointed as an election commissioner shall, at the time of such appointment, have been a resident of the State of Illinois for the 2 (two) years immediately prior to the appointment, a legal voter residing in the city of Chicago, and a person of well-known political convictions and of approved integrity and capacity. No commissioner can hold any other political office. The Circuit Court may waive the 2-year residence requirement for good cause. At least 2 (two) of such commissioners shall always be selected from the 2 (two) leading political parties of the state, one from each of such parties. When appointed, each commissioner shall be an officer of the circuit court of Cook County.

10 ILCS 5/6-21, 5/6-22.

Salary: Set by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, the current annual salary is

Applications will be accepted beginning at 9:00 a.m. on August 19, 2021.

The application must include the following:

1. A cover letter to Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans expressing interest in and showing eligibility for the appointment.

2. A resume detailing the applicant's work experience and history.

3. Three letters of reference.

4. A completed application form. The application can be downloaded here. A printed copy can be obtained from the Office of the Chief Judge, 50 West Washington Street, Room 2600, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago, Illinois 60602.

Submissions containing all of the above items must be received by
the Office of the Chief Judge no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 20, 2021.
Submissions may be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Laura Kelly
Human Resources Administrator
Office of the Chief Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County
69 West Washington Street, Room 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60602

or submitted by email to:

or faxed to (312) 603-9932.

Only complete application packages will be considered.

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