Election day is April 4
- Get information on local candidates and issues through the League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest .
- Find information from Oak Park Elementary School District 97  about its upcoming referenda.
- Check candidate filings on the Cook County Clerk website  and read this Chicago Tribune story on candidate filings .
- Locate your Cook County polling place now  and access all voting sites .
Contacting your elected officials
Register to vote
- Check your current voter registration through the Cook County Clerk .
- At the library, register to vote during open library hours .
- More locations:
More about registering to vote at the library
Eligible voters who reside anywhere within the state of Illinois can register at the library. To register at the library, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old by the general election
- A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day
Bring two pieces of identification. Neither needs to be a photo ID, but one must include your current address. Acceptable forms of ID include:
- Illinois driver's license
- Illinois state ID
- Employee or student ID
- Credit card
- Social security card
- Birth certificate
- Utility bill in applicant's name
- Mail postmarked to the applicant
- Valid U.S. passport
- Public aid ID card
- Lease or rental contract
Registration with deputy registrars at the library is closed during the 27 days prior to an election and the two days after an election. If you miss the deadline, you can register at the office of the election authority  through grace period registration and voting. Locations and hours vary for each election. You can also register to vote online , by downloading and mailing in a voter registration card .