Over 500 People Vote In Park Forest on First Day of Early Voting

Your Vote Counts early votedPark Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Mayor John Ostenburg announced at Monday evening’s meeting of the village board that over 500 people voted in the first day of early voting on Monday, October 24. This was confirmed by Village Manager Tom Mick.

Mayor Ostenburg commented on the large voter turnout, saying that he remembers village elections when the number of people who voted fell shy of 500.

Only Cook County residents can participate in early voting in Park Forest Village Hall.

Early voting for Cook County and Will County residents follows.


Early voting began Sept. 29, 2016 at the County Clerk’s Office.

Until Oct. 24, the only location is the Cook County Clerk’s Office located at 69 W. Washington in Chicago.

The last day to register to vote is Oct. 11.

Grace period voter registration began Oct. 12 at Cook County Chicago office and beginning Oct. 24 at all early voting locations.

Early voting at Park Forest’s Village Hall began Oct. 24 and continues through Nov. 6. Hours are:
Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beginning Oct. 31 and continuing through Nov. 7, early voting hours change from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early voting will be available at Park Forest’s Village Hall on two Sundays: Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Any registered suburban Cook County voter may also request a mail ballot on the Cook County Clerk’s website at cookcountyclerk.org. More election information along with a list of all early voting sites can also be found on the site.


Early voting for Will County residents began Sept. 29 at the Will County Clerk’s Office.

Park Forest’s Village Hall is not an early voting location for Will County residents. The closest early voting locations for Will County residents are:

Governors State University Building D (for any resident of Will County)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 4. | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Will County residents may register to vote and cast their ballot anytime during this period.

Crete Township Office (for Crete Township residents)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 31 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 1 – Nov. 4 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Monee Village Hall (for Monee Township residents)
Oct. 29 | 9 a.m. to noon
Oct. 31 | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 1 to Nov. 5 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on voting for Will County residents is available at the Will County Clerk’s website, thewillcountyclerk.com.