Monday, April 8, 2013
The election is Tuesday, April 9, and features races for the village presidency in Oak Park and River Forest, as well as a crowded race for the OPRF District 200 board.
Monday, April 8
Voters in Oak Park and River Forest will decide who is seated as their village presidents and choose candidates in a very crowded field for the Oak Park-River Forest high school board. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find your polling location, the Cook County Election website has information on local polling places. Village President Races Contested in Oak Park and River Forest Record Number of Candidates File in this Year's District 200 Contest Pride in River Forest Candidates File for Election River Forest District 90 Board OPRF District 200 Board Oak Park Village President Oak Park Library Board River Forest Village President River Forest Village Board Triton College District 204 Board
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
A look at polling places in Oak Park and River Forest.
Oak Park-River Forest Patch has compiled a handy map — posted on the right side of this page — displaying the polling places and precinct information for voters headed to the polls on Tuesday. Just zoom in and click away. Unsure of your precinct? Simply fill out your address on the "Voter Information" page on Cook County Clerk David Orr's website. There, you can find your polling place, a sample ballot and a list of your elected officials, as well as their contact information. Have more questions? The clerk's website has a helpful FAQ section, which addresses all types of voter concerns, from instructions on how to send an absentee ballot to securing assistance for voters with disabilities. Keep your browsers pointed to Patch throughout …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Deadline draws closer for the April 5 consolidated elections.
As we continue to cook up our election coverage here at Oak Park-River Forest Patch HQ, please consider this a public service announcement: the deadline to register to vote in the April 5 consolidated election is Tuesday, March 8. "Voter participation in local elections is crucial if residents want to influence issues closely affecting their communities," Cook County Clerk David Orr said in a statement. "Unfortunately, less than a third of registered voters typically cast ballots in the consolidated election." (See the chart below.) How do you register? Good question. And most of the answers can be found in this accompanying YouTube video, produced by the Cook County Clerk's Office. A few important reminders: And if you've moved …
Monday, November 1, 2010
Thousands turn out to vote early.
More than 83,000 voters in suburban Cook County took advantage of early voting, election officials said. At Oak Park Village Hall, one of 43 early voting sites in suburban Cook County, more than 2,300 people cast their ballots. Early voting wrapped up Thursday. If you missed your chance to vote early (and certainly not often), Oak Park-River Forest Patch has compiled a handy map — posted on the right side of this page — displaying the polling places and precinct information for voters on Nov. 2. Zoom in and click away. Unsure of your precinct? Simply fill out your address on the "Voter Information" page on Cook County Clerk David Orr's website. There, you can find your polling place, a sample ballot and a list of your elected officials, as…