Election Information

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Election Schedule

The next election open to River Grove registered voters is the November 6, 2018, Gubernatorial General Election.

Who can register to vote?

Residents wishing to register to vote must be:

  • At least 18 years of age by the date of the next election
  • A United States citizen
  • A resident of River Grove for at least 30 days prior to the date of the next election

Applicants must bring two pieces of identification including one that shows your current address.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Birth certificate
  • Credit card
  • Employee of student ID
  • Illinois driver's license
  • Illinois state ID
  • Lease or rental contract
  • Mail postmarked to the applicant
  • Personal checkbook
  • Public aid ID card
  • Social security card
  • Utility bill in applicant's name
  • Valid U.S passport

Voter Registration

Eligible River Grove residents can register to vote in person with a certified registrar at:

Eligible River Grove residents can also register to vote online at the Illinois Online Voter Registration Application website

In order to vote in an election, you must register either in person or online before the posted deadline. The registration deadline for the next election on November 6th will be announced as soon as it is available. If you miss these deadlines, you may still register to vote during either the Grace Period or on Election Day. 

Grace Period Registration and Voting

Grace Period Registration and Voting extends the registration period by allowing voters to both register and vote until the Monday before an election. Guidelines limit when and where grace period registrants can vote – during the 27 day grace period, voters must register and vote in person at one of the Clerk’s designated Grace Period Locations

Individuals wishing to vote during the grace period must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address. Grace period registrants must immediately cast their ballot after registering to vote.

Election Day Registration and Voting

On Election Day, voters who are not registered to vote can register and vote at their home precinct only. Any voter who is not registered and needs to know where to go to register and vote on Election Day can utilize the Clerk’s online Your Voter Information Tool to find their proper polling place by address or birthday.

Voters planning on registering to vote or updating their address on Election Day must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address.

Election Day Polling Place Locations

Depending on the address submitted with their voter registration, River Grove residents will vote at one of the following locations:

Precinct 8
District 84 administrative offices
2915 Maple Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Precinct 11
Elmer Wolf Community Center
2621 N Thatcher
River Grove, IL 60171

Precinct 19
River Grove Recreation Center
8664 W Grand Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171

Precinct 20
Trumbull Park
2311 N Leyden Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171

Precinct 30
Rhodes Elementary School
8931 W Fullerton
River Grove, IL 60171

Precinct 37
Hanging Gardens Banquets
8301 W Belmont
River Grove, IL 60171

Early Voting

For the November 6, 2018, Gubernatorial General Election, traditional Early Voting will take place at numerous locations all over Cook County. The nearest locations to cast your early vote are:

  • Elmwood Park Village Hall, 11 W. Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
  • Franklin Park Village Hall, 9500 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131

For a complete list of all Cook County early voting locations and operating hours, click here.