March 17 Presidential Primary Election
The March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election includes party choices for candidates for President of the United States; U.S. Senator; U.S. Congressional representatives; delegates to National Nominating Convention; Illinois state representatives; Cook County State's Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Recorder of Deeds; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioners; and judicial vacancies. Additionally, residents of Glenview School District 34 will vote on a referendum.
Register to vote
The last day to register to vote by paper is Tuesday, February 18. The last day to register to vote by online application is March 1.
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 February 19 through March 16 at any Cook County Clerk's Office. Grace period registration and voting at early voting sites starts March 2. 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.
UPDATED: Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue, is serving as an early voting location for the March 17 Presidential Primary Election. Early voting will take place from March 2 through 16 at Village Hall. The schedule is as follows:
- 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 16
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 12. The last day mail ballots can be postmarked is March 17.
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 (and enter your address) to find your polling location on March 17. 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 Election Day, March 17. Election judges are paid $200 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.