The City of Champaign is a non-partisan home rule municipality which consists of the Mayor and eight (8) Council Members, elected for four (4) year terms, and until their successors are elected and qualified, as provided by statute and ordinance.

The Mayor and three (3) Council Members shall be elected at large and five (5) Council Members shall be elected from districts.

There are biennial elections for Council Members.

The Mayor and three (3) Council Members to be elected at large at one election.

The five (5) district Council Members, and the Township Supervisor and Assessor are elected at the ensuing election.

Election Petitions Now Available

Petition Circulation for the Mayor and At-Large Council Member positions is now open. The 2018-19 City Council elections will elect one person to the office of Mayor and three persons to the offices of At-Large City Council Member.

Petition Filing Dates: Completed petitions for nomination must be submitted to the office of the City of Champaign City Clerk between the dates of November 19-26, 2018, (office open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekdays).  The City Clerk’s Office is located in the Finance Department on the second floor of the Champaign City Building, 102 N Neil Street, Champaign.

NOTE – The City Clerk’s Office will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Consolidated Primary and General Election: If necessary, the consolidated primary election will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  The general election is Tuesday, April 2, 2019.