- Sep 21, 2016
While the media is focused heavily on the Presidential election, it’s important to remember that a number of other important state and local races will be also decided at the polls next month. In addition to the top of the ticket, voters will also decide the winner of the 9th and 10th Congressional District, Illinois Senate seat, State Comptroller, several Illinois State Senate seats, State’s Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court, all Illinois House seats, and numerous judges.
This month there are some important deadlines and dates to remember for anyone planning to cast their vote. Tuesday, Oct. 11 is the last day to register to vote. Voters can register online at ova.elections.il.gov or through www.cookcountyclerk.com, or at Village Hall during normal business hours.
Voters who don’t want to wait until the November 8 Election Day, can cast their ballot early, starting Monday, October 24 through November 7. Voters do not need to provide an excuse or reason why they cannot make it to the polls on Election Day. Early voters must provide proof of their identification. Valid forms of ID include a current driver’s license or state-issued ID card, or any government-issued ID with a photo.
Early voting at Northbrook Village Hall will take place:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24; Saturday, October 29; Saturday, November 5 and Monday, November 7
9:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30 and Sunday November 6.
Any registered suburban Cook County voter can also request a mail ballot using an online application at mailvoting.cookcountyclerk.com The ballot must be requested by November 3 and then can be mailed in.