Election Information

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November 3, 2020, Presidential Election is over

Thank you to all those who took time out of their busy lives to come out and vote!

Next Election: April 6, 2021, Consolidated General Election

The next election for registered voters in River Grove will be the Consolidated General Election on April 6, 2021.

Three Ways to Vote

Early Voting

Early Voting will take place at numerous locations all over Cook County. The two nearest locations to cast your early vote are:

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

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

As a reminder, voters who participate in Early Voting must vote in person.

Vote By Mail

Any registered suburban Cook County voter with a driver’s license, state ID or social security number on file may request a mail ballot using an online or paper application.

Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (April 6, 2021) in order to be counted.

To request a mail ballot, please visit the Request A Mail Ballot webpage.

Once you complete your Mail Ballot, where do you bring it? Click here to see the List of Secure Dropboxes for Cook County Mail Ballots

Election Day 

Registered suburban Cook County voters can only vote in their home precinct on Election Day.

Residents who are not registered to vote may register and cast a ballot on Election Day thanks to same-day registration and voting. Those who wish to register on Election Day must present two qualifying forms of ID.

Registered and unregistered Cook County residents can find their assigned polling place with the Your Voter Information Tool.

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 April 6, 2021, 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

Black and white map showing voting precinct borders within River Grove

Above is a map showing the six different voting precincts within our town. Please note that Precinct 8 includes the northwest corner of River Grove along with a section of Franklin Park. Depending on the address submitted with their voter registration, River Grove residents will vote at one of the following locations. 

Precinct 8
District 84 Administration Office
2915 Maple Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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

Precinct 19
American Legion 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
First Midwest Bank
8383 W Belmont
River Grove, IL 60171