March 20 Gubernatorial Primary Election
The March 20, 2018 Gubernatorial Primary include party choices for: U.S. Congressional representatives; Illinois governor and lieutenant governor; Illinois attorney general; Illinois secretary of state; Illinois comptroller; Illinois treasurer; Illinois state representatives; Cook County board president, clerk, sheriff, treasurer, assessor and commissioners; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner; judicial vacancies; Illinois central committeemen/women; and township committeeman. Additionally, residents of the Glenview Park District will vote on a referendum.
Register to vote
The last day to register to vote by paper is February 20.
Grace period registration and voting – which extends the registration period by allowing voters to register and vote until the Monday before an election –is open from February 21 to March 19 at any Cook County Clerk's Office. Grace period registration and voting at early voting sites starts March 5. Individuals wishing to vote during the grace period must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address. Grace period registrants immediately cast their ballot after registering to vote.
Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue, is serving as an early voting location for the March 20 Gubernatorial Primary Election. Early voting will take place from March 5 through March 19 at Village Hall. The schedule is as follows:
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 5 through 10
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11
- 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 12 through 16
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 17
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 19
Early voting is conducted on touch screens that store every ballot style in Cook County, permitting any voter in suburban Cook County to vote at any location.
Voters do not need to provide an excuse or reason why they cannot vote on Election Day. A government-issued photo ID is not required, but is helpful if there is a question about the voter’s registration, address, or signature. Providing an ID can also speed up the process because ID card readers are available at every check-in station.
The last day to request a mail ballot -- including military and overseas voters -- is March 15.
Registered suburban Cook County voters can only vote in their home precinct on Election Day.
Residents who are not registered may register and cast a ballot on Election Day thanks to same-day registration and voting. Those who wish to register on Election Day must present two qualifying forms of ID.
Click here to find your polling place on March 20 (enter your address, then click on "Government Representatives"). Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Glenview Village Hall is not a polling place on Primary Election Day.
Work on Election Day
The Cook County Clerk's Office is recruiting community members to serve voters as suburban poll workers on Primary Election Day, March 20. Election judges are paid $190 and Equipment Managers earn $340. Those interested should click here or call (312) 603-0965 to learn more and submit an application. Training spots are limited, so apply now.