Election Information - Spring 2014
Gubernatorial Primary Election Day is March 18, 2014.
Polls will be open on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
To be eligible to vote in the Gubernatorial Primary Election, residents must be registered by 4:30 p.m. on February 18, 2014. Residents who are not already registered or have moved or changed their name may register to vote at the Village Hall, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2014 Primary Early Voting takes place from March 3 - March 15.
Voting hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday at Centennial Park & Recreation Center (Ice Rink), 2300 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette. Check the Cook County Clerk's web site for other locations and additional information. State law requires early voters to present a government-issued photo ID such as a passport, driver’s license, or military ID. All Early Voting is conducted on touch screens.
Voters who cannot vote at one of the County's sites can still vote absentee by mail.
Students who are registered to vote may sign up for the Cook County Clerk's Student Absentee Ballot Program. The application can be sent to the school address or home address for the parents to forward.
For further information on absentee voting, visit the Cook County Clerk's website or call 312-603-0906.
Voting at Age 17:
Beginning January 1, 2014, most Illinois 17-year-olds will be eligible to register and vote in a primary election – a first in our state’s history.
U.S. citizens who were born on or before Nov. 4, 1996 can register and vote in the March 18, 2014, Primary Election because they will turn 18 by the November 4, 2014, General Election.
This new law will let younger voters choose which candidates will be nominated to represent political parties on the November 4, 2014, General Election ballots.
For more information, check the Voting at Age 17/Guidelines for Registering on the Cook County Clerk's website.
Polling Place Information:
Offices up for Election:
To Be Nominated:
United States Senator
Secretary of State
Representatives in Congress
Representatives in the General Assembly
Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (3 to be nominated)
President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners
County Clerk of Cook County
Treasurer of the Cook County
Sheriff of Cook County
Assessor of Cook County
County Commissioners of Cook County (17 from single member districts)
Commissioner of the Board of Review of Cook County (District 3)
Supreme, Appellate, Circuit and Sub-circuit Judges (to fill vacancies if required)
To Be Elected:
State Central Committeeman (Democratic Party)
Local Offices (if applicable)
For a list of candidates, see Your Voter Information on the Cook County Clerk's website. Enter your address, then elect a political party to view contests and candidates.
League of Women Voters of Wilmette - Voter Services
League of Women Voters - Voter Guide
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