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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.

Voter Registration:

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.

Early Voting:

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.

Absentee Voting:

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:

To save money on election costs, a number of polling places in Cook County are being consolidated. Visit the  Cook County Clerk's website to confirm your polling location.  WIlmette residents also may contact the Village Deputy Clerk's office at 847-853-7511 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for polling place information. 

Offices up for Election:

To Be Nominated:

    United States Senator
    Lieutenant Governor
    Attorney General
    Secretary of State
    Representatives in Congress
    State Senators
    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:

    Township Committeemen
    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

"Compiled by the League of Women Voters of Cook County.  The information provided on the candidates comes from public sources and has been verified as much as possible.  The League never endorses candidates or political parties."



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