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2017 Evanston Municipal Election Guide

In 2017, Evanston is electing its local government, through a Primary Election on February 28th and a General Election on April 4th. Use this guide to learn more about the upcoming elections and how you can participate.


When Are the Elections?

PRIMARY ELECTION:
February 28, 2017

Offices:
Mayor & 5th Ward Alderman

How Does It Work?
In Evanston, a primary is held for any race with five or more candidates. The primary narrows the field in each race to two candidates. For the Mayoral primary, if one candidate wins more than 50% of the vote, the primary result for that race is final.

General Election:
April 4, 2017

Offices:
Mayor*, City Clerk, All Aldermen, School Board, Referendum

* Unless a primary candidate wins more than 50% of the vote


Complete Calendar of Registration & Voting Deadlines

February 2017

  • Sunday
  • Monday
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  • Thursday
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  • Saturday
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  • 28

March 2017

  • Sunday
  • Monday
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  • Saturday
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April 2017

  • Sunday
  • Monday
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  • Saturday
  • 1
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Please note: The information here was compiled from publicly available sources in an effort to help provide students with non-partisan information that they may need to know in order to register correctly and vote in upcoming elections. Northwestern University does not endorse or oppose any candidate or organization in connection with this or any other political campaign or election. Students are responsible for working with their own local election officials to ensure their own correct registration and to verify local laws and policies about voting in their respective districts.