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voteHave a question about an upcoming election? Need to know more about the candidates? Want to know how to register to vote? Looking for your polling place? We can help you be a good citizen by providing information that will assist you in exercising your right to vote.

Voter Registration 

Voting registration is open all year, except during the 27 days preceding an election and the day after an election. Registering to vote has never been easier.  In order to register: 

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General or Consolidated Election.
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • You must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.
  • You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

Once you are ready to register, click here to begin: https://ova.elections.il.gov/

If you think you may already be registered to vote, you can check by using the State Board of Election's Voter Registration Lookup.  

Municipal elections are held every other odd numbered year and Barrington's elected officials serve staggered terms.  Once the dates are set each election year, they will be posted here. 

Information for Candidates for Office in the
Municipal General Election to be Held on April 6, 2021

A copy of the 2021 State of Illinois Candidate's Guide ("Guide") can be found here.  This Guide has been issued by the State Board of Elections to provide information and requirements for filing for prospective candidates seeking office at the local municipal level in 2021.  Dates for circulating and filing petitions and objections for independent candidates, as set forth in the Guide, are outlined as follows: 


First date to circulate petitions:                                                           September 22, 2020

First date to file petitions:                                                                        December 14, 2020

Last date to file petitions:                                                                         December 21, 2020

Last date to file objections to petitions                                            December 30, 2020


Officials To Be Elected in the Village of Barrington:                Terms Of Office:

1 – Village President                                                                                      4- Years

1 – Village Clerk                                                                                               4- Years

3 – Village Trustees                                                                                        4- Years

For information regarding signature requirements based on the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Elections, please contact Melanie Marcordes, mmarcordes@barrington-il.gov or (847) 304-3403, or visit the Village Hall to pick up a complete election packet. 

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