Run for a Seat on the WNC

March 20, 2019 Update: In accordance with Section 4.13 (Board Affirmation and Loss of Quorum) of the 2019 NC Election Handbook, the Winnetka Neighborhood Council Election will be suspended and canceled. This section states that in the event there are not enough candidates in a Neighborhood Council Election for all of the board seats for a competitive election, the election will be suspended and canceled. All certified candidates will be seated by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.

What would you change in Winnetka if you could?

You can! Be the change you would like to see! Run for a seat on the Winnetka Neighborhood Council.

Winnetka Neighborhood Council will hold elections on May 19 for seven seats, half of the Board. The following seats are up for election:

  1. David Uebersax
  2. Christopher Persaud
  3. Erick Lace
  4. JJ Popowich
  5. Tess Reyes-Dunn
  6. Judith Giglio
  7. Vacant

At Large candidates must be 18 years or older at the time of the election. Elected candidates will serve a four year term.

CANDIDATE REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 5, 5PM.

Who can run?

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You can!

Now is the time to consider running for a seat. We are excited to welcome prospective members to run for a seat. Candidates should have a passion for making a difference in Winnetka, time to attend our monthly meetings and at least one committee meeting a month.

Everything you need to know about Neighborhood Council service is packed into a brief 3-1/2  minute What It Means To Be A Candidate Video.

Sign up on the Candidate Registration Portal starting February 3.

Learn more with the Neighborhood Council Candidate Information Guide.

Winnekta Neighborhood Council Bylaws

Registration Help for Candidates

2019 Neighborhood Council Candidate Registration Portal – REGISTRATION PROCESS

https://youtu.be/EVKDoBaUrf8

How to complete the first of part Neighborhood Council candidate filing application

https://youtu.be/QWPJV-5rQ3s

How to complete the second part of a Neighborhood Council candidate filing application.

https://youtu.be/QDy8w-mgSGI

How to edit your application and upload an optional candidate statement and photo.

https://youtu.be/Cr90GIZGt2k

Winnetka Neighborhood Council Boundaries

 

Winnekta NC Boundary Map

Who can vote?

All stakeholders 16 years old and older can vote. You do not have to be a citizen to vote. Unlike the previous election, you do not need to register online ahead of time to vote.

A “stakeholder” shall be defined as those who live, work, or own property in the neighborhood and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.

Election timeline

Candidate Filing Period: February 3 - March 5

Candidate Information Session: February 23

Certified Candidate List Available: March 20

Election: May 19

Winnetka NC Election Timeline