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Petitions available for Decatur Mayor and City Council seats


Decatur, IL – Petitions for persons interested in running for Mayor of the City of Decatur or one of the three seats on the Decatur City Council up for election in 2023 will be available beginning Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

The petitions will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. in the office of the City Clerk, located on the 3rd floor of the Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, or on the City’s website at Petitions must contain the signatures of 85 registered voters.

Council candidates must be a United States citizen, registered voter, age 18 or older, and must reside within the City limits for one year preceding the election. Nominating petitions may be filed in the office of the City Clerk from 8:00 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2022, through 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 28, 2022.

Please note the City Clerk cannot provide any legal advice with regard to the election process.

Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 217-424-2708 for more information.

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