Voting & Elections

Running for Office

Village Board of Trustees Candidates 

Individuals interested in running for the office of Village Trustee in the 2019 Consolidated Election are advised to visit the State Board of Elections website,

Additionally, please see the State of Illinois 2019 Candidates Guide issued by the State Board of Elections. 

Please see the Village's 2019 Consolidated Election Pre-filing Notice

April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election

The below list represents the vacancies for the Village of River Forest in the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election.

  • Village Trustee - 4 year term, expiring 5/2023
  • Village Trustee - 4 year term, expiring 5/2023
  • Village Trustee - 4 year term, expiring 5/2023

Important Dates

September 18, 2018       First day to circulate nominating petitions

December 10 - December 17, 2018

Filing period
5 Business Days After The Filing Period Ends

Last day to file objections to nominating petitions

This information is presented as a guide only.  It is the responsibility of the potential candidate to verify filing requirements for the 2019 Consolidated Election with the State Board of Elections.

Election Results

Those wishing to ascertain the amount of voters in the last municipal election for purposes of determining signature requirements, can use the links below.

April 4, 2017 Election

Your Voter Information

The Cook County Clerk's Office provides an online voter information tool to check your registration status, polling place, elected officials and more.

Register to Vote

Register to vote or change your registration at Village Hall. To register, you must appear in person with two forms of identification,  Identifcation must include one piece with a current address (although neither need be a picture ID).  

Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Illinois Drivers License
  • Illinois State ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Utility Bill in Applicant's Name
  • Employee or Student ID Card
  • Credit Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Mail postmarked to applicant

Registration is closed by Cook County law 30 days before an election and for five days after an election.

Ways to Vote

Early Voting

Early voting is open to all registered voters whether or not you will be out of town on Election Day. You may early vote at Maybrook Square (located east of 1st Avenue north of the Eisenhower Expressway in Maywood) or any other Cook County early voting site.

Check the Cook County Clerk's website for early voting locations.

College Student Voting

Check the Campus Voter Project to view options for voting.