Despite there still being a month and a half until the November General election, dates and deadlines for the April Consolidated Election are already being put into motion. Petitions for the April election can now be picked up and circulated. The April Consolidated election includes municipal, township, school board and park district races. Potential candidates can pick up their petitions now and the filing period for those petitions will be December 12-19. And a reminder to all candidates running for a township position, those people are not allowed to attend township caucuses in December.