ciVic inFormation Voting Information all citizens of the united states, 18 years old by the election date, who have resided in the precinct for 30 days prior to the election and are properly registered are eligible to vote in any national, state or local election. change of name requires registration in person. change of address within the same voting jurisdiction can be handled by signing the form provided on the voter’s verification of registration card. registration is necessary in person if the change is to another voting jurisdiction. if the voter has failed to vote for the past four years, he/she will receive a notification by mail and an application to be reinstated. if he fails to return the application within 30 days, registration will be canceled, and he must re-register before voting. absentee baLLots requests for absentee ballots for voters who may be away on election day or who are members of the armed forces or who are physically handicapped may be obtained from the above 28 | 2011 lFlB community GuiDe mentioned sources. an absentee ballot may be obtained not more than 30 days or less than 5 days before the election. when to reGister any time in the year, except during the 30-day period beginning 28 days before and ending two days after a primary or general election. eLeCtions CaLenDar the county clerk’s office is the election authority for lake county and is responsible for administering all elections. this includes all local, state, and federal elections. there are five elections held in a two-year cycle as listed below. the following dates are subject to change if the election day falls on a holiday. call the elections Deputy clerk at 377-2313 to confirm the election dates. even numbereD years the general primary election is held the third tuesday in march. nominations are accepted for federal, state and county offices. the precinct committeemen election is held the first tuesday after the first monday in november for federal, state and county offices. oDD numbereD years the consolidated primary election is held the last tuesday in February. nominations are accepted for municipal and township offices. the consolidated election is held the first tuesday in april for municipal, township, park district and library district offices. the nonpartisan election is held the first tuesday after the first monday in november for school board members, the community college district and regional school board of trustees. muniCipaL eLeCtions local elections are held annually on the third tuesday in march in even years and the first tuesday in april in odd years. the city of lake Forest operates under a special charter granted by the state legislature on February 21, 1861, the date of the city’s incorporation. the charter calls for annual city elections. the term of office for mayor is two years and for aldermen the term is two years. two aldermen represent each of the city’s four wards, and one alderman from each ward is elected every year. in the Village of lake Bluff the President and Board of trustees are elected at large to four-year overlapping terms. the Village clerk is elected for a two-year term. library Directors are elected at large to six-year over-lapping terms. you may register at any of the following places: Lake Bluff Library 123 east scranton avenue, lake Bluff Phone: 234-2540 Lake Forest City Hall 220 e. Deerpath, lake Forest Phone: 615-4269 Libertyville Township Supervisor 359 merrill court, libertyville Phone: 816-6872 ■ A ballot box judge, assists a voter in casting her ballot at the Gorton Community Center. Brian O'Mahoney for Sun-Times Media Moraine Township Supervisor 777 central avenue, highland Park Phone: 432-3240 Office of County Clerk County Court House 18 n. county street, waukegan Phone: 377-2400 Shields Township Supervisor 906 muir avenue, lake Bluff Phone: 234-0802 Vernon Township Supervisor 3050 n. main street, Prairie View (north of half Day road) Phone: 634-4600 West Deerfield Township Supervisor 601 Deerfield road, Deerfield Phone: 945-8317 Precinct committeemen and representatives of a number of civic organizations may register new voters when duly deputized by the county clerk. the league of women Voters will register new voters at times duly specified and publicized. arrangements can be made, through a registration authority, to register physically disabled voters at their homes.
Federal & State Officials ■ Government web sites U.S. Government: www.FirstGov.gov State of Illinois: www.illinois.gov ■ Governor Patrick Quinn Springfield Office: 207 statehouse springfield, il 62706 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (217) 782-0244 Chicago Office: 100 w. randolph street, ste. 16-100 chicago, il 60601 www.illinois.gov Phone: (312) 814-2121 Fax: (312) 814-4862 ■ state senators Susan Garrett (D-29th District) Suburban Office: 425 sheridan road highwood, il 60040 email@example.com Phone: (847) 433-2002 Fax: (847) 433-8002 Springfield Office: 129 capitol Building springfield, il 62706 www.garrett98.com Phone: (217) 782-3650 Fax: (217) 782-2331 Terry Link (D-30th District) Suburban Office: 906 muir avenue lake Bluff, il 60044 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (847) 735-8181 Fax: (847) 735-8184 Springfield Office: 321 capitol Building springfield, il 62706 www.link30.org Phone: (217) 782-8181 Fax: (217) 558-6006 ■ state representative Karen May (D-58th District) Suburban Office: 427 sheridan road highwood, il 60040 email@example.com Phone: (847) 433-9100 Fax: (847) 433-9111 Springfield Office: 255-s stratton Building springfield, il 62706 www.repkarenmay.org Phone: (217) 782-0902 SMITHS MENS STORE TRADITIONAL CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES FORMAL WEAR RENTALS AND SALES 234-5866 770 WESTERN AVE. LAKE FOREST E-Mail: SMITHSMENSSTORE@SBCGLOBAL.NET Carol Sente (D-59th District) Suburban Office: 50 lakeview Parkway, ste. 114 Vernon hills, il 60061 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carolsente.org Phone: (847) 680-5909 Fax: (847) 680-5960 ■ u.s. senators Dick Durbin (D) Washington Office: 309 hart senate Building washington, D.c. 20510 www.durbin.senate.gov Phone: (202) 224-2152 Fax: (202) 228-0400 Chicago Office: 230 s. Dearborn street, ste. 3892 chicago, il 60604 Phone: (312) 353-4952 Fax: (312) 353-0150 Mark Kirk (R) Washington Office: 387 russell senate office Bldg. washington, D.c. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-2854 Fax: (202) 228-4611 Chicago Office: 230 s. Dearborn street, ste. 3900 chicago, il 60604 www.kirk.senate.gov Phone: (312) 886-3506 Fax: (312) 886-2117 ciVic inFormation ■ u.s. ConGressman Robert Dold (R-10th District) Washington Office: 212 canon hoB washington, D.c. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-4835 Fax: (202) 225-0837 Illinois Office: 650 Dundee road northbrook, il 60062 Phone: (847) 940-0202 Fax: (847) 940-7143 Martha Richter Ltd. Gems & Fine Handcrafted Jewelry Diamonds & Colored Gems Custom Designs • Wedding Sets Platinum • 14K • 18K • Sterling Remounts & Redesigns 773-234-7894 Call for Appointment Lake Forest, Illinois www.martharichterltd.com For online inFo. Visit www.lFlBchamBer.com | 29