Voting Information


Register to vote or change your registration at Village Hall. To register, you must appear in person with 2 forms of identification:

  • Picture identification
  • Identification with your current River Forest address

Registration is closed by Cook County law 30 days before an election and for 5 days after an election.

Click here for polling places and election results.

Click here for River Forest Township Precinct Map

Upcoming Elections 

  • Presidential General Election - November 8, 2016
  • Consolidated Primary Election - February 28, 2017
  • Consolidated General Election - April 4, 2017

Early Voting

Early voting is open to all registered voters whether or not you will be out of town on election day. You may early vote at Maybrook Square (located east of 1st Avenue north of the Eisenhower Expressway in Maywood) or any other Cook County early voting site.

Check the Cook County Clerk's website for early voting locations.

College Student Voting 

Click here for information and to view options for voting.  

2017 Consolidated General Election - Candidate Information

**The Village of River Forest provides the following information as an informal courtesy only, all candidates should carefully review the Illinois Election Code and related laws and regulations to determine the number of signatures needed to appear on the ballot and other important legal requirements related thereto. The State Board of Elections recommends that all prospective candidates consult with competent legal counsel when preparing their nomination papers.**


Positions to be elected:

  • Village President – One (1) 4-year term
  • Village Board of Trustee – Three (3) 4-year terms
  • Village Clerk – One (1) 4-year term

2017 Consolidated Election Calendar  - click here

2017 State of Illinois Election and Campaign Finance Calendar, click here

2017 State of Illinois Candidate's Guide, click here

2017 Elections - Suburban Cook County - Information for Candidates, click here

Election Results

April 7, 2015 Election Results:  Please click here.

5,579 ballots cast.  Therefore, the number of signatures required for nominating petitions for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election is:

Minimum:  278

Maximum:  445