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:
- David Uebersax
- Christopher Persaud
- Erick Lace
- JJ Popowich
- Tess Reyes-Dunn
- Judith Giglio
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?
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.
Registration Help for Candidates
2019 Neighborhood Council Candidate Registration Portal – REGISTRATION PROCESS
How to complete the first of part Neighborhood Council candidate filing application
How to complete the second part of a Neighborhood Council candidate filing application.
How to edit your application and upload an optional candidate statement and photo.
Winnetka Neighborhood Council Boundaries
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.
Candidate Filing Period: February 3 – March 5
Candidate Information Session: February 23
Certified Candidate List Available: March 20
Election: May 19