City Clerk

The Office of City Clerk

Generally, the primary statutory responsibility of the clerk is to keep and maintain the official records for the city government. Of specific importance are the minutes of the council meetings and all the ordinances, other documents and papers considered by the council. 

Additional Requirements

In addition to the requirements inherent to the position, the Edwardsville City Clerk issues various permits and licenses as prescribed by the Codified Ordinances and the Illinois Compiled Statutes. The City Clerk also serves as a regional deputy registrar of vital statistics for the Illinois Department of Public Health. Through the certification process, the deputy registrar records births and deaths and issues certificates for a defined portion of Madison County that includes the Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Wood River, Collinsville, Maryville and Highland areas. The City Clerk also serves as the Local Election Authority. 


Consolidated Election - April 6, 2021

The Offices to be Elected are: 

Mayor, City Clerk, City Treasurer, Alderman Ward 2, Alderman Ward 4 and Alderman Ward 6

Important Dates to Remember:

  • September 22, 2020 - First Day to Circulate Petitions
  • December 14, 2020 - First Day to File Nomination Papers
  • December 21, 2020 - Last Day to File Nomination Papers

If you are interested in running for office for the April 6, 2021 election, a candidate packet may be picked up from the Finance Department office located on the 1st Floor at City Hall, 118 Hillsboro Avenue. 

Please contact the City Clerk's office at 618.692.7531 or ebates@cityofedwardsville.com if you have any questions about the Consolidated Election.