November 3 Presidential Election
The November 3 Presidential Election includes candidates for President and Vice President of the United States; U.S. Senator; U.S. Congressional representatives; ; Illinois state senators and representatives; Cook County State's Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Board of Review; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioners; judicial vacancies and retention; and a referendum question on graduated-rate income tax.
Register to vote
The last day to register to vote by paper is Tuesday, October 6. The last day to register to vote by online application is October 18.
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 October 7 through November 2 at any Cook County Clerk's Office. Grace period registration and voting at early voting sites starts October 19. 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.
Vote by mail
The first day to apply for a ballot by mail is August 5. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is October 29. Ballots will not begin to be mailed out to applicants until after September 24. You are encouraged to mail back the ballot in the postage-paid return envelope as early as possible once received. The last day mail ballots can be postmarked is November 3.
Alternatively, the Cook County Clerk's Office plans to place a drop box at each of the more than 50 early voting sites (which includes Glenview Village Hall) where completed mail ballots can be deposited from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends beginning October 19 through November 2. Read more here.
If after you applied for a mail-in ballot you decide to vote in person, you will need to bring your mail-in ballot to the early voting site or Election Day precinct polling place to surrender it to an election judge. The election judge should then give you a standard ballot, which you can fill out to vote in person.
The Illinois Secretary of State recently sent a letter to registered voters that may be causing confusion for those who have already requested mail ballots from the Cook County Clerk's Office. Read this for clarification.
Please read the directions for filling out the mail ballot carefully. Direct all questions to the Cook County Clerk's Office:
Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue, is serving as one of more than 50 early voting locations for the November 3 Presidential Election. Early voting will take place from October 19 through November 2 at Village Hall. Here's the scheduled:
- 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23; Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30; Monday, November 2
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 24; Sunday, October 25; Saturday, October 31; Sunday, November 1
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.
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 November 3. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Glenview Village Hall is not a polling place on 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, November 3. 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.