ecf-30-button-150x150.jpgLOOKING FORWARD — ECF's 2017 Strategic Plan

local elections matter — be informed and vote

April 4, 2017 is election day. Candidate forums sponsored by ECF, League of Women Voters of Evanston, Evanston/Skokie PTA Council, and ETHS Parents Engaged offered the opportunity to hear from candidates.

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On this page: D202, D65, and Mayor and City Council races: materials and videos, access forum videos, voter registration information, and District 65 referendum information.

The League of Women Voters of Evanston (LWVE) and the Evanston RoundTable partnered in preparing profiles of all candidates in contested elections: League of Women Voters of Evanston/RoundTable Voters' Guide.

district 202 board of education candidate forum

Held on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm
Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave.

View the forum video.

Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Evanston, Evanston/Skokie PTA Council, ETHS Parents Engaged, and Evanston Community Foundation

Candidate profiles and questionnaire responses on the Evanston/Skokie PTA Council website.

Each district is electing four members of a seven-member board of education for a four-year term.

district 65 board of education candidate forums

Held on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm
Joseph E. Hill Education Center Board Room, 1500 McDaniel Ave.
The League of Women Voters of Evanston and Evanston Community Foundation regret to announce that the City Clerk Candidate Forum, scheduled at 6:30 pm, has been cancelled. 
• 7:00 pm District 65 Board of Education candidates. This forum will proceed as scheduled.

View the forum video.

Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Evanston, Evanston/Skokie PTA Council, and Evanston Community Foundation

Candidate profiles and questionnaire responses on the Evanston/Skokie PTA Council website.

Each district is electing four members of a seven-member board of education for a four-year term.

mayor and alderman candidate forums

Held on Saturday, March 18 at 10:00 am
Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, Council Chambers. 2100 Ridge Ave.
• 10:00 am Mayoral candidates. Forum video.
• 12:30 pm 1st and 3rd Ward Alderman candidates. Forum video.
• 1:45 pm 5th and 6th Ward Alderman candidates. Forum video.
• 3:00 pm 8th and 9th Ward Alderman candidates. Forum video.

Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Evanston and Evanston Community Foundation

voter registration and election day

Mar. 7 – Last Day to register to vote by paper application
Mar. 8 – Apr. 3 – Grace Period Registration (at specified locations; must vote at same time)
Mar. 19 – Last Day to register to vote by online application
Mar. 20 – Apr. 3 – Early Voting at selected sites
Mar. 30 – Last Day to request mail ballot (mail ballots must be postmarked by Apr. 4)
Apr. 4 – ELECTION DAY (polls open 6 am to 7 pm; vote in your precinct)

For information: including verifying your registration; locations for registration, grace period registration, early voting, election day registration & voting; your polling location; vote by mail; and sample ballots --
Cook County suburban residents: Cook County Clerk, 69 W. Washington, Suite 500, Chicago 60602; 312-603-5656

district 65 operating referendum

On April 4, 2017, the Evanston/Skokie community will be asked to decide on the following question:

Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Evanston/Skokie Community Consolidated School District Number 65, Cook County, Illinois be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.595% above the limiting rate for school purposes for levy year 2015 and be equal to 4.166% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2016?

Yes = voting FOR the referendum
No = voting AGAINST the referendum

The District65 website provides additional information about the district's budget and FAQ's about the proposed referendum.

videos

Missed a forum? Watch the forums online on the LWVE YouTube channel.