Elections

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 packets for Council and City of Champaign Township will be available for download on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, including limited public access to City facilities, printed copies of petitions will not be available directly from the City Clerk’s Office. 

Request a Council District Election Packet

Request a Township Supervisor / Assessor Election Packet


Required Council District Signatures:

District 1:    67
District 2:   83
District 3:   101
District 4:   112
District 5:   131


Required Township Signatures:

POLITICAL PARTY CANDIDATES:  Candidates may file petitions signed by at least .5% of the qualified “primary electors” of his/her party.  The number of “primary electors” is determined by taking the total vote cast for the candidate for the political party who received the highest number of votes in the Township at the last regular election at which an officer was regularly scheduled to be elected from the Township.  2017 Township Election Highest vote totals for established political parties are as follows:

Township Supervisor
Republican:   No Candidates
Democrat:     (5134)

Township Assessor
Republican:   No Candidates
Democrat:     (5233)

A minimum of twenty-five (25) signatures is required according to 10 ILCS 5/7-10(e).

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES: Independent candidates must file petitions signed by not less than 5%, nor more than 8%, of the number of persons who voted in the last Township election.