Turnout in the municipal elections is typically low. Please help change this trend by voting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4. Polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm. You can confirm your polling place and registration here. If you previously voted at Northwood Jr. High, your new polling place is the Chinese Christian Union Church, 1506 Half Day Rd. (just west of 41 on the south side of the street.)
There are 22 candidates running for positions at the City, School Districts 112 and 113 and Park District. Many people have been asking how to learn about the candidates. The most comprehensive source of information is the League of Women Voter’s Candidate Guide. Candidates for either Moraine or West Deerfield Township will also be on your ballot along with Trustees for College of Lake County.
I am thankful for the opportunity to represent you on the Highland Park City Council. This week, I filed my petitions with the City Clerk, making official my decision to run for a second term. I would like to continue working for you to make further progress on our core priorities of fiscal stability, public safety, infrastructure investment, and community vibrancy. In the 3-1/2 years that I have served, I am especially proud to have worked to incorporate environmentally sustainable practices into the City’s operations, saving money in many cases. Please click here for ways you can help support the campaign. I welcome and appreciate any help you can lend. Many thanks, Kim
Early voting runs from October 24 through November 5. You can vote early in Highland Park at the Police Station, 1677 Old Deerfield Road, Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm or Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm. If that’s not convenient, Lake County voters can vote at any early voting site in the county. There is a complete list of Lake County early voting sites here. Thank you for voting in this important election!
To have a well-functioning democracy, it’s important for people to participate by voting. As you may know, voter turnout rates are very low in the United States — lower than in Slovakia, Estonia and Slovenia. Here’s an interesting article about why voting is important. To register to vote or confirm your registration (for those in Lake County, IL) click here. To request a ballot by mail, click here.
I am honored to have been officially sworn in as a City Councilwoman for Highland Park. Just as the campaign was a community effort, I look forward to continuing to work with all of you to make Highland Park an even better place to live.