Be a Part of the Political Process

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Work on Election Day

Help ensure that polling places run smoothly and voters are properly served: Become an election judge »

Run for local office

Make a difference in your community by becoming an elected official: Find information for candidates interested in running for office in Illinois »

Get a referendum on the ballot

Illinois is one of 24 states that allow a form of direct democracy called ballot initiatives. A ballot initiative can be officially created when a petition to initiate a public vote on a proposed statute or constitutional amendment is signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters. Learn more about ballot initiatives and signature requirements in Illinois »

Know who represents you

For residents of Oak Park: a list of current elected officials and who represents you in local, state and federal government »

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