Voter Registration and Election Information

 VERIFY YOUR VOTER INFORMATION, FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE,

 AND VIEW YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT AT:  

https://www.cookcountyclerkil.gov/elections/your-voter-information 

Provided by the Cook County Clerk's Office.

February 28, 2023  Consolidated Primary Election  (if necessary) and
April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election

The Office of the Village Clerk of the Village of Niles will be accepting nominating petitions on behalf of candidates for the Office of Village Trustee positions (three candidates to be elected at-large for four-year terms). Petition filing will occur in the Village Clerk’s Office at Village Hall, 1000 Civic Center Drive, during regular business hours, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The candidate petition filing periods are as follows:

  • November 21, 2022-November 28, 2022 for the Consolidated Primary Election (established party candidates)[1]
  • December 12, 2022-December 19, 2022 for Consolidated Election (independent and new political party candidates) 

A 2023 Candidate’s Guide issued by the Illinois State Board of Elections is available at www.elections.il.gov.    Information is also available from the Cook County Clerk’s Office at www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections.  

The Village Clerk’s Office can only provide general information about the 2023 municipal election cycle to prospective candidates and interested citizens but does not maintain or oversee the relevant data and does not create sample forms.  The information provided by the Village Clerk is not legal advice.   Please contact an attorney for legal advice. All candidacy forms should be completed prior to filing. Please note that the Village Clerk’s office will NOT provide notary services for nominating petitions and will not provide specific advice regarding any candidacy.  Additionally, each candidate should consult Article 9 of the Illinois Election Code regarding campaign finance. Consult your attorney or the Illinois State Board of Elections for any further information. 

[1] Please note that the Village Clerk’s office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2022 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

REGISTER TO VOTE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE

If you have an Illinois driver’s license or state ID, you may register online through the Illinois Board of Elections website at  https://ova.elections.il.gov/ by October 23 or register in person at Village Hall by October 11.  You can also register at any Early Voting site and on Election Day; however, you must vote at the same time. Please note that any voter who needs to register for the first time or file an address change must present two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address.  

 To Vote in Illinois:

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General or Consolidated Election.
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • You must not be serving a sentence of confinement as a result of a conviction.
  • You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

Register in person at the Village Clerk’s office on the second floor at Village Hall by October 11, 2022.  You must display two pieces of identification.  Neither needs to be a photo ID, but one must include your current address.  Acceptable forms of ID include:.

  • Illinois Driver's License
  • Illinois State ID
  • Employee or Student ID
  • Credit Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Utility Bill in Applicant's Name
  • Mail Postmarked to the  Applicant
  • Valid U.S. Passport
  • Public Aid ID Card
  • Lease or Rental Contract

When to Re-Register (update your registration)

  • If you have moved within suburban Cook County
  • If you are changing your name or recently married (but not moving)

VOTE BY MAIL

Cook County is now offering Permanent Vote by Mail.   This option will allow you to vote by mail in all subsequent elections held in Cook County.  Apply online for a mail ballot application at cookcountyclerk.com/elections or request an application from the Village Clerk’s office.

REGISTER TO VOTE BY MAIL –   Any registered suburban Cook County voter may request a mail ballot.

https://www.cookcountyclerkil.gov/elections/ways-to-vote/vote-by-mail

 OR: Download the Illinois Voter Registration Application

https://www.cookcountyclerkil.gov/sites/default/files/publications/IVR%2520App%2520EN_2021_Online.pdf  and mail to Cook county Clerk’s Office 69 W. Washington, Suite 500, Chicago, IL  60602 

Political Sign Guidelines

Review the Village's Political Sign Guidelines document (PDF). to learn about guidelines regarding the placement of political signs along roadways in Niles.

For additional information, please contact Village Clerk Marlene Victorine at (847) 588-8010 or mv@vniles.com.