The Mayor and Aldermen are elected every four (4) years.
The next primary and election will be held in 2013 for these
Packets may be picked up at the Board of Election Commissioners
Office begining 90 days preceding the last day to file nomination
Party petitions are filed at the Board of Election Commissioners,
301 S. 6th Street, Rockford, not more than 99 days nor less than 92
days prior to the date of the consolidated primary.
Nonpartisan petitions are filed not more than 113 days nor less
than 106 days prior to the consolidated election.
Qualifications: No person shall be eligible to the office of mayor
- Unless he is a qualified elector of the municipality
and has resided therein at least one year next preceding
his election or appointment; or
- Unless, in the case of alderman, he resides within
the ward for which he is elected; or
- If he is in arrears in the payment of any tax or
other indebtedness due to the city; or
- If he has been convicted in Illinois state courts or
in courts of the United States of malfeasance in office,
bribery, or other infamous crime.
The Board of Election Commissioners is responsible for elections
within the City of Rockford.
This site is for informational purposes only. Candidates should
seek legal advice from an attorney.
Candidates may refer to the State Board of Elections' website
below for a candidate's guide and further details.
State of Illinois