What We Do
The Township Clerk's Office strives to deliver the finest assistance to each client. The role of a Township Clerk is multi-faceted, with duties that include recording and maintaining minutes of each township meeting, publishing public notices and maintaining archives of ordinances. As new township officials are elected by our residents, the Clerk administers their oaths of office. The Clerk's Office also serves as custodian of official records and manages the Township's historical library (located at the Township office for viewing during normal business hours).
Consolidated Election Candidate filing
The petition filing period for nominating petitions of new political party, nonpartisan, and independent candidates as well as certificates of nomination for established party caucus candidates is December 14-21, 2020
Candidate handbooks & guidance
The Illinois State Board of Elections has a complete library of documents, handbooks and calendars for both would-be candidates and voters. We have provided a few convenient reference guides and encourage you to visit the ISBE website for a complete review of what they offer.
Annual Town Meeting
On the second Tuesday of April the Clerk’s Office organizes the Annual Town Meeting, a traditional evening celebrating democracy in action. This is a unique opportunity for registered voters to interact with elected officials and vote on agenda items.
The 2020 Annual Town Meeting was held via videoconferencing on September 29,2020 at 7:30 p.m. (due the Coronavirus emergency). A recording of the meeting is available the township's You Tube channel.
The Clerk’s Office also provides services including voter registration, accepting passport applications, providing temporary disability parking placards and issuing Cook County vehicle stickers.
Deputy Clerk Sandy Forrester and Clerk Hoynes are grateful for the opportunity to serve residents along the North Shore. Should you have questions, please feel free to phone the Clerk’s Office at 847-446-8202, extension 112.
Jerome Hoynes, Clerk, New Trier Township