Preview your ballot, more voter info
- To support both new and experienced voters, the library teamed with Oak Park and River Forest High School to create a new online tool that shares sample ballots for Oak Park  and River Forest , referenda and judicial races , and more all-in-one-place resources to learn more about the candidates .
- Reference the full 2016 Elections and Voting Guide > 
More about the November 8 election
- For Illinois residents, online registration to vote ended October 23.
- Early voting takes place in Oak Park through Monday, November 7. More about early voting from the Village> 
- Need to know where to go November 8? Find your Cook County polling place now  and access all voting sites here .
Registration after October 11
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 , or by visiting:
- Village of Oak Park 
- Oak Park Township 
- Cook County Clerk’s office 
- Illinois Secretary of State's driver's license facility  when obtaining or renewing your driver’s license or state identification card.
Check your voter registration, find your polling place, and review a sample ballot through the office of the Cook County Clerk .
More about registering to vote at the library
Deputy registrars are available during open hours  at all three library locations. 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