The McHenry County College Board of Trustees has five seats open in the April 2 consolidated election.
Three six-year seats, one four-year seat and one two-year seat will be up for election.
According to the Illinois Public Community College Act, whether filling a vacancy or running for election, all candidates for the position must meet the following eligibility requirements:
A candidate must be:
• A U.S. citizen;
• A resident of the community college district (MCC District 528); and
• At least 18 years old.
Petitions for McHenry County College trustee candidates are available from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at McHenry County College Office of the President, room A233, at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.
Petition filing starts at 8 a.m. Dec. 10 and ends at 5 p.m. Dec.17.
All candidates filing at 8 a.m. Dec. 10 will be entered into a lottery for placement at the front of the ballot.
All candidates filing between 4 and 5 p.m. Dec. 17 will be entered into a lottery for placement at the end of the ballot. Lottery details will be announced after petitions have been filed.
For information about the benefits of becoming a community college board member, visit the Illinois Community College Trustees Association website at www.communitycolleges.org.